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Maggie & Stella's is Our Featured Business of the Week Panther Central

Maggie & Stella's Cards & Gifts is our Featured Business of the Week! Save 25% by using Panther Funds when you visit them at 3925 Fifth Avenue, through March 24. 

Maggie and Stella's featured business grapic



You can save money at Schenley Cafe with the Choose to Reuse reusable container program.

How can you save?

  • Ask for your meal in a green container at one of the participating restaurants at Schenley Cafe
  • Pay a one-time $.99 fee
  • When you finish eating, drop off your container to receive a token
  • Bring your token back to a participating location for a discount on your next Choose to Reuse meal

By choosing to reuse, you can be a part of our commitment to finding sustainable solutions. Learn more about the program at one of our information sessions at Schenley Cafe in the William Pitt Union.

All information sessions are 12pm - 1pm.

  • March 18 
  • March 21
  • March 25
  • March 28
  • April 1
  • April 4

Are you looking for Vegan options on campus? Look no further! The Pitt Vegan Master List is your one-stop-shop for Vegan meals and products on campus. It's a living document that's updated when new dishes or products are added. View the list here and happy vegging! 

Vegan Master List vegetable graphic

Mark your calendar! Conference Services is hosting a food truck roundup on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The roundup will be held in the William Pitt Union driveway from 11am - 2pm. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the United Way. 

Participating Trucks

  • Pittsburgh Smokehouse
  • Pittsburgh Sandwich Society
  • Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck
  • Roadrunner Hot Dawgs
  • Kona Ice
  • Panther Grille
  • Mission Mahi
  • Revival Chili 

Unlike a DJ, the Pitt Dining chef takes requests. Market Central and The Perch are expanding diverse meal offerings in response to student demands, with an emphasis on cultural accuracy. Read more about their efforts in the article below from The Pitt News. Who knows, your favorite family recipe might end up on the menu!

Sodexo offers culturally diverse meals

A chef displays a chicken, quinoa and green bean dinner at Magellan’s in Market Central.

Forbes Street Market, Pitt's market-style grocery store, is creating a buzz in Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn more by reading the stories below or by visiting the market's website. Forbes Street Market is located at 3955 Forbes Avenue and is open 7:30AM - 10PM seven days a week. 

University of Pittsburgh-owned grocer opens, fills healthy food void

University’s grocery serves both students and community

Forbes Street Market exterior after dark.

Beginning in fall 2019, residents in our on-campus apartment-style residences will no longer be required to sign guests in and out of their buildings. To maintain the safety and security of our students, guests must still be accompanied by a resident to enter a building, and Welcome Attendants will remain present in these locations. 

Beginning in fall 2019, Gender Inclusive Housing will be available in all of our apartment-style residence halls including Bouquet Gardens, Centre Plaza, Forbes-Craig Apartments, and Ruskin Hall. Gender Inclusive Housing gives students the option to live on campus with whomever they choose regardless of gender, sex, gender identity, or expression. Learn more about Gender Inclusive Housing

Having a snack attack? Need to eat on the go? Satisfy your cravings at either of our two Quick Zone convenience stores (located at Towers and Sutherland), or visit the newly remodeled Market To Go.

Graphic comparing quick zone and market to go


We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Panther Funds program! The Milk Shake Factory, located at 3612 Forbes Avenue, and Sincerely Yogurt, located at 2737 East Carson Steet, are now accepting Panther Funds. You can pay with Panther Funds every day at accepting locations, and you can save with Panther Funds with the Featured Business of the Week program. Save 25% when you pay with Panther Funds at that week's featured business. 

  • The Milk Shake Factory will be the Featured Business of the Week April 8 - 14. 
  • Sincerely Yogurt will be the Featured Business of the Week April 15 - 21. 

See the Featured Business of the Week schedule for the rest of the term, or deposit Panther Funds


The EPA recognized Pitt for its efforts to reduce the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills. Pitt’s food services company, Sodexo, works with local nonprofit organizations to redirect food that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. Sodexo has also implemented measures to reduce the amount of food that is wasted. Read the full story.

The Featured Business of the Week promotion lets you save – just for using Panther Funds! You can save 25% at a different location each week of the term when you use Panther Funds. Panther Funds are accepted on-campus and at more than 55 off-campus locations around Pittsburgh. Check out the most up-to-date list of merchants and see the schedule for the second half of the term

Save 25% when you pay with Panther Funds