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News and Announcements

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

Spring Arrival Dining Hours Dining Services

Welcome back, Panthers! Take a look at the Spring Arrival Dining Hours to help get you fueled up for the new semester.

On Monday, January 16, the university will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Please see the Hours of Operation for campus dining services.

Designed with students at the forefront, The Eatery will transform from a traditional dining hall to a social gathering hub to include a contemporary, diverse dining concept, venues, menu choices, and more! Learn more about The Eatery Renovation project.

The University of Pittsburgh’s two main dining halls (The Eatery and The Perch at Sutherland) have renewed their Gold designations under the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants program! Additionally, both the Cathedral Cafe and Schenley Cafe earned Silver Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designations!

Learn more about how each of these locations earned their designations at Pitt Sustainability.

We’re excited to announce that the ACC channel has been added to your on-campus Comcast package! It is programmed as channel 55. If you don’t see the ACC channel, run the auto-scan/auto-program from your TV menu to update your listings. You can also type “55” directly on your TV remote so that your television recognizes the new signal. Please submit a maintenance request if you experience any issues. 

You can also tune in through Xfinity! The ACC channel is available for streaming via the Xfinity on Campus website and app.

Looking to live off-campus? We're here to help! Our Office of Off-Campus Living provides students and families with the resources they need to safely and successfully live in off-campus accommodations.

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.