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Did you know that Pitt has committed to serving 50% of its food and beverages in reuseable containers by 2025? In an effort to reduce food packaging waste, Pitt Dining has implemented a Choose to Reuse program at Einstein's, Auditions, and Nicola's Garden. Start using reusable containers today!


Claim your first free usable container with your Pitt ID at Pitt Dining registers in participating locations: Einstein Bros. Bagels, Auditions, and Nicola's Garden. 


Ask for a reusable container when you order your meal at designated Pitt Dining locations. 


Exchange your used container at any Choose to Reuse machine for a token and we'll wash and dry the containers for reuse! 


Next time you order your meal in a reusable container, exchange your token for the container at checkout. 


Pitt iWeek is a celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange and runs from October 14 through October 18!

Learn how to make money moves and attend Patrice Washington’s speaker series “If Only I Knew: Financial Lessons to My Younger Self” on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00pm in the 7th Floor Auditorium of Alumni Hall.

Patrice will share her experiences and observations on her journey from debt-laden 18-year-old to bestselling author, radio host and leading authority on personal finance and success.

Pitt Students who attend in-person will receive OCC credit and be entered to win a MacBook Air!

We're excited to be one of the first universities to sign the Cool Food Pledge, promising to cut food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030. Learn more about the global initiative and Pitt's action plan via PittWire!

Over the summer, Tapingo joined forces with GrubHub. While your Tapingo app still works for the time being, make sure you download the GrubHub Campus Dining app to continue enjoying all the perks of on-campus mobile ordering.

Morning Grounds at Scaife Hall, the Graduate School of Public Health’s coffee cart, and Quick Zone at Sutherland Hall ordering systems are already up and running. However, due to system upgrades, some of our GrubHub ordering locations are temporarily closed. Check the app to stay up to date as we transition to the new system!

Make your dollar go farther and take advantage of our Featured Business of the Week program! Save 25% at a different location each week of the term when you pay with Panther Funds. Panther Funds are accepted on-campus and at more than 55 off-campus locations around Pittsburgh. 

Choose to Reuse reusable containers are now available and your first one is free! 

Use your Pitt ID to claim your first container at participating Pitt Dining locations:

  • Auditions and Nicola's Garden at Schenley Cafe
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels at Posvar Hall
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels at Benedum Hall

Ask for a reusable container when you order, exchange your used container at any Choose to Reuse machine for a token, then exchange that token for another clean container the next time you order a meal!

Pitt Dining will begin regular fall hours on Monday, August 26. See our hours of operation below!

The Buses Home for the Holidays program is designed to give students a safe, comfortable alternative ride home for the three major recesses: Thanksgiving, winter, and spring.

Check out our dates for the 2019-2020 school year below. Click here to see locations and schedules!

Thanksgiving Break

Depart – Friday, November 22, 2019

Return – Sunday, December 1, 2019


Christmas Break

Depart – Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14, 2019

Return – Sunday, January 5, 2020


Spring Break

Depart – Friday, March 6, 2020

Return – Sunday, March 15, 2020