Panther Central

News and Announcements

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

Take $10 Off Dinner with Grubhub This Week! Panther Central

This week only, get $10 off your next Grubhub delivery order of $12+ when you use your Panther Funds with code: PITTFALL21.

The discount code works for both new and existing Grubhub users, and is valid today, October 19 – Sunday, October 24!

Did you know that University of Pittsburgh students get Grubhub+ Student for free through graduation? Use your Panther Funds to order from your favorite restaurants and get free delivery, exclusive perks, and $10 off* your first order. Here’s how:

1. Download the app

2. Tap Account then Campus Dining

3. Follow the prompts to activate free Grubhub+ Student

4. Enjoy a $10 Perk and start ordering from your favorite off-campus restaurants!


*Terms & Conditions

Whether you want to participate or come hang out, make sure you register by November 5 to attend the tournament on Saturday, November 13!

Calling all foodies: You are now able to link your Panther Card to your Grubhub account! Enjoy tasty treats from dozens of local eateries paid with Panther Funds.

Follow the steps deatiled below to link your Panther Card to your Grubhub account:

1. Download the Grubhub app

2. Create an account

3. Once in your account, go to "My Grubhub"

4. Select the Settings icon

5. Next, select "Campus Dining"

6. Enter "University of Pittsburgh"

7. Enter the 2P number on your Panther Card

8. Enter and verify your Pitt email address

9. In payment, select "Panther Card"

We're excited to welcome Shah's Halal Food to the Panther Funds family! Check out their restaurant or visit their food cart on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Bouquet Street - your Panther Funds are accepted at both locations.

Are you in need of more study fuel as we approach midterms? If you have an active meal membership, you can now add more Dining Dollars* to your plan!

Click here to check your balance, then follow the steps below to purchase more Dining Dollars:

  1. Log in to Remember, do not use “www” in front of
  2. Search for Housing and Dining
  3. Choose 2021-2022 Housing and Dining Information
  4. Navigate to the Additional Dining Dollars section and click Add Dining Dollars Here

Additional Dining Dollar requests are due by Sunday, December 19, 2021. These will roll over to the spring term.

Dining Dollars are accepted at any on-campus dining location. 25% of your Dining Dollars can also be used at select Pitt Eats Local off-campus locations.  



*Students are only able to add Dining Dollars up to three times per term.  

No need to worry about losing cash or your debit or credit card in the crowd! Now, you can elevate your game day experience by paying with Panther Funds at all dining locations and vendors inside Heinz Field on Pitt Panther game days. Ready to get rowdy? Load Panther Funds today!

Your Panther Card provides access to so many services on and off-campus, and we want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your options!

Depending on your meal membership, you might have Dining Dollars loaded onto your card. Whether you have a meal plan or not, you can always load and use Panther Funds!

So, what’s the difference between Dining Dollars and Panther Funds?

  • Dining Dollars are accepted at any on-campus dining location. 25% of your Dining Dollars can also be used at select Pitt Eats Local off-campus locations.
    • Click here to check your balance. We offer periodic opportunities to add more Dining Dollars to your account. Keep an eye on our website and your email for more information.
  • Panther Funds allow for greater spending flexibility. They can be used at on-campus dining or retail locations (from the laundry machines to Heinz Field) and are also accepted at off-campus locations for food and more.
    • Add Panther Funds online or via the Transact eAccounts app on your Apple or Android device. Your minimum deposit is just $1!


Follow Panther Central on social media for special Panther Funds promotions and opportunities to reload Dining Dollars throughout the year.

Does your Pitt Eats meal membership include a Meal Exchange option? It likely does, and we want to make sure you are making the most of this feature!

Meal Exchange allows you to use a meal swipe at any on-campus location for a predetermined offering (no substitutions are allowed).
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Look for our Meal Exchange icon on menu boards at locations to see what options are available or click here to see Meal Exchange offerings across campus. Let the cashier know you are using a Meal Exchange before you swipe!


How it works with your plan:

  • Meal Exchanges are limited to one per day (except the Foodie Membership, which allows for two).
  • If you would like to use your Membership more than once per day at an on-campus retail location, you can use your Dining Dollars or Flex Passes for any subsequent purchases.
  • For Lifestyle Memberships (Foodie, Eat On The Run, Panther On The Go), Meal Exchange is not in addition to available meals per day but can be used in place of eating at residential dining halls.

You either use your Meal Exchange daily or lose it – this feature doesn’t accumulate.

You can now order your favorite meals straight from your phone! Download the Transact Mobile Ordering app and skip the lines at all your favorite campus restaurant locations!

Click here to learn more about on-campus locations available through the app, along with additional details.

Pitt Eats recently unveiled the University's new barbeque-themed food truck, Smokeland!

Smokeland will replace the Panther Grille food truck that operated during the 2019-2020 academic year. This new dining concept features Pittsburgh-style BBQ, and its menu features local collaborations with the Pittsburgh Pickle Company and Jubilee Hilltop Ranch.

Be on the look out for Smokeland BBQ parked near you this semester!


If you plan to work on campus this year, you will be asked to complete an I-9 Form. This form is required by the Department of Homeland Security to verify proof of employment eligibility for workers in the United States.

Your supervisor will give you instructions to complete Part One yourself.  You will then need to go to a Verification Center to complete Part Two, which requires you to present certain forms of identification that establish both your identity and your work eligibility.

Click here to schedule an appointment for I-9 verification. Please note that an appointment is required at this time; no walk-ins are accepted.

Please review this list of acceptable documents. Make sure that you bring all applicable documents to campus to avoid any complications after you are hired!

Helpful tips:

  1. You need something from List A, OR something from List B AND something from List C.
  2. Photocopies are not accepted. All documents must be originals.
  3. IDs must be valid, meaning that they cannot be expired.
  4. You may want to bring a lockbox to store your important documents while you are here on campus.

We look forward to your arrival and wish you a successful year!

We're so excited to welcome you back to campus! Find the perfect place to grab a bite to eat via our hours of operation below.


Please note that hours are subject to change. Visit Pitt Eats for the latest updates and information!