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Spend Your Summer in Parcelona with #Ship2Pitt! Panther Central

Are you look for a fast-paced, fun summer job? Look no further! 

Pitt's Office of Mailing Services is hiring Pitt students to fulfill #Ship2Pitt support roles in July and August.

#Ship2Pitt is a program that initially launched in summer of 2021 and allows incoming campus residents to ship up to five boxes of personal belongings to their residence hall ahead of move-in.  Students assisting with the #Ship2Pitt program will help process incoming boxes to make sure they reach their correct destination. Candidates will be working at the various residence hall locations on campus. 

Applicants should be: 

  • Available to work up to 40-hours per week during the last week of July and first two weeks of August 
  • Able to lift packages that weigh up to 50 lbs. 
  • Capable of walking and standing for long durations 
  • Detail-oriented 

Interested candidates can apply for open positions by clicking here

Great Scott! We’re setting our sights on the FUTURE and headed #Back2Pitt this August! Grab your flux capacitor and a mobile device, and apply to volunteer for Pitt Arrival 2021.  

There are three different types of voluntary positions students can apply for: Volunteer, Supervisor, or Assistant Coordinator. No prior experience with Pitt Arrival is required for any of these roles! Read each position description carefully and select the position that best suits your interest and availability. 

Student Volunteers  

Volunteers are responsible for assisting students and families moving into on-campus housing by staffing cart rental stations, helping students activate their IDs, carrying boxes,  coordinating short-term parking, and completing other duties as assigned. All Student Volunteers work three four-hour shifts, requiring a total commitment of 12 hours.  

Apply to become a Student Volunteer.  

Student Supervisors  

Supervisors take attendance of Volunteers and ensure that Volunteers are aware of their duties at the beginning of each shift. Supervisors assist students and families moving into on-campus housing by staffing cart rental stations, helping students activate their IDs, carrying boxes, coordinating parking efforts, and completing other duties as assigned. All Supervisors work three four-hour shift, requiring a total commitment of 12 hours.  

Apply to become a Student Supervisor.  

Student Assistant Coordinator  

Assistant Coordinators assist Pitt Arrival Coordinators throughout the entire week of Pitt Arrival. Each Assistant Coordinator will be assigned to an area on campus to  oversee. Assistant Coordinators are responsible for taking attendance from Supervisors, ensuring that Volunteers and Supervisors are aware of their duties at the beginning of each shift, training Volunteers and Supervisors as necessary, and resolving issues that arise in their designated area. Assistant Coordinators are required to work each day during the week of Pitt Arrival, with exact hour requirements detailed at a later date. Selected applicants for this position will be contacted for an interview with Arrival Coordinators prior to acceptance.  

Apply to become a Student Assistant Coordinator. 

Declutter your summer and donate your unwanted textiles, small appliances, books, and more during Clutter for a Cause!

Clutter for a Cause will accepted donations from 9am-1pm on June 1, June 28, July 26, and August 9 from 9am-1pm at 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, which is the parking lot behind Panera Bread. 

Accepted Items 

Donated items must be clean and dry. 

  • Textiles: Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Towels, Duvet Covers, Blankets, Curtains, Bedding
    • Please bag items in garbage bags or other disposable plastic bags prior to donation 
  • Kitchen Items: Mini-Fridges (Dry & Free of Food), Microwaves, Rice Cookers, Keurig or Coffee Pots, Small Kitchenware Items (Plates, Cups, Utensils, etc.) 
  • Non-Perishable Food & Hygine Items: In partnership with the Pitt Police's Most Wanted Food Drive, we accept all items that are not and expired and that have not yet been opened. 
  • Books & Textbooks 
  • Household Essentials: Mirrors, Lamps, Organizational Items (Dry Erase Boards, Plastic Bins, Clothing Organizers, and Laundry Baskets) 
  • Electronics: TVs, Computers, Computer Monitors, Printers, Keyboards, Mice, Cables, Phones, and Cameras 

Unacceptable Items 

Due to health and safety concerns, we are unable to accept the following items: Foam Mattress Toppers, Mattresses, Upholstered Furniture (Futons/Couches), Rugs. 

Donation Locations and Times

Donate acceptable items between 9am-1pm at 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, which is the parking lot behind Pandera Bread. Pitt and OPDC will offer a contactless, curbside pick-up service. Sign up for our curbside pick-up service here. 

Station Hours:

  • Tuesday, June 1 from 9am-1pm 
  • Monday, June 28 from 9am-1pm 
  • Monday, July 26 from 9am-1pm 
  • Monday, August 9 from 9am-1pm 


If you are a first-year student and have questions about on-campus housing, register for one of our upcoming weekly First-Year Housing Info Sessions! You must be a student who has already received your Welcome Email from Pitt Housing to register for an information session. To view dates and times, click here

Each session will be 45 minutes and recorded. Once registered, you will receive an email with a Zoom link and login information from Pitt Housing the day of the event.  

Welcome to the Panther Funds family, Kiin Lao & Thai Eatery! 

Located in the heart of Squirrel Hill, Kin Lao & Thai Eatery combines two unique cuisines into one deliciously unforgettable meal. Order online, in-person at 5846 Forbes Avenue or by phone at (412) 521-0728. Don’t forget to use your Panther Funds when you check out! 

Virtual learning is back and we're here to help make it anything but boring! Download our Panther Central-powered Zoom backgrounds for a blue and gold virtual learning experience. 

Our On-Campus Housing Process & Options 2021-2022 Info Session is linked above. Visit Selection Central for important dates and information regarding our Housing Selection Process.

Are you on campus and looking for groceries or ready-to-eat meals? Visit Forbes Street Market!

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!