Panther Central

News and Announcements

Find general news and announcements below, including information regarding housing, dining, transportation, and other resources.

Ship2Pitt: Thinking Inside the Box Housing

We’ve partnered with UPS to streamline Arrival this year while enhancing social distancing efforts. Ship2Pitt provides on-campus students with pre-paid UPS Ground shipping service to deliver your belongings to your home away from home. 

No more housing carts or multiple trips on move-in day! Deliveries will be conveniently routed through our warehouse for a security scan before they are sent directly to your residence hall room. Visit our website to learn more about what to bring to campus!

Click here to learn more and create your 5 pre-paid shipping labels. You must supply your own shipping materials. Please follow the Preparing Your Package guidelines. We recommend using boxes no bigger than 20x20x20. Your packed boxes should not weigh more than 50 lbs. per box.  

You will only be able to create your shipping labels from July 10 - 31. We encourage all parcels to be shipped prior to July 31 to streamline delivery to your room. Parcels shipped after July 31 will be delivered to your residence hall mail facility and will require pick-up. If a package needs to be returned, Mailing Services can do so via the ProShip system or UPS portal. 

Each resident will be able to create 5 shipping labels to ship 5 packages. Please do not ship any items prohibited by UPS, including illegal substances, explosives and weapons. You’ll receive an email notification from UPS once your packages are delivered to our centralized location for a security scan. You will receive an additional email notification once your packages are delivered to your housing assignment. 

Visit our Ship2Pitt FAQ for additional shipping information and helpful tips. Please contact us or email with any questions! 

We’re excited to share new meal plan options tailored to you through our new dining program, Pitt Eats!  

We now offer three kinds of meal plans to fit your needs: 

  • Unlimited Plans 
  • Lifestyle Plans  
  • Off-Campus Plans 

Learn more about your options and find the plan that works best for you

Are you on campus and looking for groceries or ready-to-eat meals? Visit Forbes Street Market, open 7 days per week from 7:30am - 8pm.

Forbes Street Market features prepared foods, bulk foods and a bakery station with Aspretto coffee. Find fresh meat and seafood, a slice to order deli, crisp produce, a variety of dry grocery items, and more. Stop by to do your shopping with us today!

Arrival Survival is Move-in' N' Groovin' with their new name, Pitt Arrival. This year's theme will be the 70s, so expect plenty of tie-dye, peace, and loving Pitt! 

Interested in volunteering? Visit

We are excited to announce that Housekeeper Tiara Arnold is the recipient of the 2020 Pitt Sustainability Award. She ensures that surplus food from the Amos Starbucks is recovered and donated to community members in need. To accomplish these goals, she works closely with the student group Food Recovery Heroes and 412 Food Rescue. Thanks to Tiara’s efforts, over 800 pounds of surplus food from campus have been donated to local hunger-fighting agencies since November 2019. 

Tiara will receive an award made from reclaimed wood and a $250 gift certificate to The University Store on Fifth. We recognize her commitment to campus sustainability and are grateful for her dedication to end food insecurity in our community! 


Panther Central is operating under limited hours of operation.

Walk-ins are not available at this time. To make a request or schedule an office visit, please reach out to us. You can contact us via phone at 412-648-1100, email at, or chat on

Panther Central’s Modified Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed