Panther Central

News and Announcements

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

Pitt Eats has your Lenten dining needs covered with a variety of tasty seafood and plant-forward dishes. Find your favorite today! 

The Eatery & The Perch 

  • Seafood (including shrimp and fresh fish) and plant-forward menu offerings will be available for lunch and dinner.

Schenley Café

  • True Burger – House-bread cod fisher sandwich & black bean burger.
  • Create – Build your own salad or wrap with our crispy tofu, Asian-marinated salmon or house-dressed tuna salad.
  • Ft. Pitt – Veggie sub or house-made tuna salad sub. Pair with our vegetarian chili.
  • Pizza Hut – Classic Cheese Personal Pizza.
  • Taco Bell – Select vegetarian quesadillas, tacos or burritos.

Cathedral Café

  • The Roost – The Roost’s new Roost Salad is a great option with or without chicken!
  • Pom & Honey – Build your own salad, bowl, or wrap with falafel.
  • Cathedral Sushi – Variety of freshly-made sushi rolls.

Petersen Events Center Food Court

  • Shake Smart – Protein-packed vegetarian-friendly shakes & bowls. Top your own oatmeal or yogurt for a nutritious snack.
  • Steel City Subs – Choice of very veggie, tuna tuna, or caprese melt subs.
  • Burrito Bowl -  Create any bowl or burrito without meat!

Forbes Street Market

  • Find fresh, seasonal offerings in our deli case. Our Meal Deal offers a pasta and salad or one protein and two sides for $8.99.

Market at Towers & Market at Sutherland

  • Features a selection of Grab N Go offerings.
  • Za’tar at Market at Towers always features a vegetarian-friendly dish.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

  • Garden Avocado Egg Sandwich – egg, avocado, spinach, tomato, roasted tomato spread on bagel.
  • Cheddar Cheese – cheddar cheese & egg on bagel.
  • Pizza Bagel Cheese.
  • Avocado Veg Out – tomato, lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, avocado and garden veggie shmear.

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! 

Effective February 15, 2021, the campus-wide shelter-in-place has commenced.

As a result, student residents are allowed to host one guest from another on-campus housing accommodation at a time. Students or guests residing in off-campus housing, or those who are not affiliated with the University, are not permitted in residences halls at this time. Ensure you and your guest are following the University's COVID-19 guidelines, such as wearing a mask, maintaining a safe physical distance, and adhering to occupancy limits, while visiting with one another. 

In addition to the expansion of the University's guest policy, common spaces, such as lounges, shared kitchen spaces, and fitness centers, are now open. Ensure you are following the University's COVID-19 guidelines, such as wearing a mask, maintaining a safe physical distance, and adhering to occupancy limits, while using common spaces. 


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. 

Whether you're a returning student bringing new devices to campus or a new student moving into Pitt housing for the first time, save yourself time during Spring Arrival by preparing to connect to MyResNet (your residence hall's high-speed Wi-Fi network) today!

Steps to Take Before You Arrive

  1. Visit and sign up for an account using your Pitt email address.
  2. Choose a username or password that is different than your University Computing Account username and password.
  3. Register all the devices you plan to connect. Returning students, add new devices to your existing account!
  4. When you arrive, just connect to the network named “MyResNet”. No login is required!  

Top Tips to Keep in Mind

  • For the best experience and fastest speeds, connect to “MyResNet” whenever possible. Only use “MyResNet Legacy” if you have an older device that cannot connect to MyResNet.
  • Be sure to register all your devices. Unregistered devices will be unable to connect to the MyResNet network at normal speeds.
  • If you experience any issues, be sure to contact support right away so that they can troubleshoot and take corrective action. 

Help is Available Around the Clock

Contact the University's 24/7 IT Help Desk at any time for help registering your devices or connecting.

  • Call 412-624-HELP (4357)
  • Text “ResNet” to 84700
  • Chat online at

Read more about MyResNet on the Panther Bytes blog: “Behind the Music – Streaming in the Pitt Res Halls.”


Welcome back to campus! 

Check out the flyer below with updated Pitt EATS hours of operation for the spring semester. Please note opening dates for each location.

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.