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

Spring Move-Out Information Panther Central

As Shakespeare’s Juliet once said to Romeo, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” We know how she feels as this school year comes to an end. We hope that you have enjoyed living with us on campus, and we wish you luck on your approaching finals!

You will only be permitted one helper during the move-out process. Please refer to the Spring Move-Out Guide to find all the necessary information to prepare for your departure in a few short weeks!

ALL residence halls, on-campus fraternities, and on-campus apartments will close on Sunday, May 2 at 12:00 PM. Please make every effort to move out prior to Sunday, May 2. We recommend moving out of your residence within 24 hours after your last final exam.

Complete Your Spring 2021 Check-Out Form:

After you have moved out of your on-campus accommodation, you need to let us know. Click here or scan the QR code to access the check-out form and complete your move-out process.

Remember, do not complete the form until you have finished moving out. Look for QR codes posted in your residence hall to make accessing the form easy!

Graduating seniors may have access to their housing assignment past May 2. Qualifying residents have been contacted via email.

Other Helpful Information

Clutter for a Cause

  • Donate clothes, electronics, and dorm furnishings that you don't want to take home with you at Clutter for a Cause collection stations across campus from April 22 - 29, 2021.

Unplug Your MicroFridge

  • Please follow the directions from MicroFridge and make sure that your refrigerator unit is unplugged with the door open when you move out.

Forward Your Mail

  • If you live in an on-campus building, submit your forwarding address online here.
  • If you reside in an off-campus apartment, you may obtain a forwarding address form from the Litchfield Towers Student Mailroom, your local post office, or online.

University Store on Fifth - Textbook Buyback and Rental Returns

  • In order to receive the best value, sell your textbooks back to the University Store on Fifth!
  • All textbook rentals must be returned by Monday, May 3. 
    • Any books that have not been returned by that date will be charged a replacement fee! Remember to bring your rental book to the University Store’s information desk on your immediate right when you enter the store from the Schenley Quad entrance.


Enjoy the rest of your semester and have a great summer!

Xfinity Presents: A Chat with Team USA
Please join our chat featuring 9-time U.S. Olympic medalist Allyson Felix and 7-time U.S. Paralympic medalist Brad Snyder! This Team Comcast panel will discuss a wide range of topics as they continue their training and preparation for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Time: 8pm – 8:30pm ET, 5pm – 5:30pm PT

The discussion will take place on the virtual event platform Hopin. Before and after the Team Comcast panel, students will be invited to visit the event’s virtual booths to learn more about Xfinity services, including Xfinity on Campus (XOC) and Xfinity’s Student Exclusive Offer.



Event registration is free to all Xfinity on Campus (XOC) schools and students! Students can register to attend through:

Registrants can also submit a question to be asked during the Q&A section of the event!

Clutter for a Cause donation week will be held April 22 - 30, 2021.

Accepted Items 

Donated items must be clean and dry. 

  • Textiles: Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Towels, Duvet Covers, Blankets, Curtains, Bedding 
  • 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 
  • Dorm 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. 

With the semester winding down, you may be wondering how you can use your remaining Flex Passes. You have the opportunity to donate one unused Flex Pass from April 5 – April 29. Donations can be made at the cashier at The Eatery or the Perch or by clicking here. Flex Pass donations benefit the Pitt Meal Scholarship Program!


As outlined in the email you receivedthe Pittsburgh campus has moved to the Elevated Risk Posture and entered a shelter-in-place period at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 31. This shelter-in-place will remain in effect until the CMRO determines that it is safe to lift. 

What this means for you: 

  • All residence hall common areas are closed.. This includes lounges, recreation rooms and communal kitchens. 
  • Guests will not be permitted until shelter-in place-ends. 
  • Dining has transitioned to takeout only. Visit the Pitt EATS website for more information regarding locations and hours. 

Please visit for more information. 

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.