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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dining Hours Dining Services

Due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some dining locations will have adjusted hours this weekend. See the full schedule of hours here. Regular dining hours resume on Tuesday, January 22. 

Having a snack attack? Need to eat on the go? Satisfy your cravings at either of our two Quick Zone convenience stores (located at Towers and Sutherland), or visit the newly remodeled Market To Go.

Graphic comparing quick zone and market to go


Oakland's newest restaurant Roots Natural Kitchen is also the newest member of the Panther Funds program. You can use Panther Funds to make purchases when you visit Roots at 3610 Forbes Avenue, and you can save with Panther Funds the week of February 4, when Roots will be the Featured Business of the Week. 

Check back for the full Featured Business of the Week schedule coming soon, and see the full list of Panther Funds merchants

Roots Natural Kitchen logo over root vegetables.

Regular spring term dining hours begin Monday, January 7. View the full list of dining locations and hours

The EPA recognized Pitt for its efforts to reduce the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills. Pitt’s food services company, Sodexo, works with local nonprofit organizations to redirect food that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. Sodexo has also implemented measures to reduce the amount of food that is wasted. Read the full story.

Welcome to our new website, featuring the same helpful resources and information with a new look and feel! We’ve done some restructuring to help you find what you need more easily. Use the new “I want to…” menu at the top right-hand corner of our homepage to access some of our most popular content, or scroll down for easy access to Housing, the brand new Dining Services site, Panther Card, and Buses & Shuttles. Please reach out if you have any questions while getting accustomed to these updates!

We are kicking off 2019's Featured Business of the Week with The Pitt Shop! Shop January 14 - January 20, and save 25% when you pay with Panther Funds.* 

The Featured Business of the Week promotion lets you save – just for using Panther Funds! You can save 25% at a different location each week of the term, when you use Panther Funds. Panther Funds are accepted on-campus and at more than 55 off-campus locations around Pittsburgh. Check out the most up-to-date list of merchants »

*Some exclusions apply

Pitt Shop featured business of the week advertisement.

Princeton Review names Pitt one of the most 'Environmentally Responsible Colleges.' Visit the Department of Housing and Dining Services and Panther Central's sustainability page to view the many positive things happening on our campus in the way of sustainability.

Are you ready to head to the laundry room and wondering if there will be machines available when you get there? Stop wondering and go to LaundryView, where you can see a live 3‑D model of the laundry room right from your computer! Laundryview is now available for the following buildings: Brackenridge, Holland, Forbes Craig, Lothrop, McCormick, Sutherland East, Sutherland West, Towers Lobby.

Gender Inclusive Housing gives students the option to live on campus with whomever they choose regardless of gender, sex, gender identity, or expression. Learn more here!

The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that we are again maintaining our housing and dining rates for the 2018-2019 school year.


For the fourth time in five years, the University is not increasing dining rates for students. Over the past three years, there have been modest increases of less than 1% for on-campus housing. This year, residence hall rates will not be increasing, and many apartment rates will decrease slightly.

Efforts to maintain costs of living demonstrate Pitt’s commitment to affordability.