First-Year Students

Welcome to Pitt! We are so excited that you have decided to attend the University of Pittsburgh and hope that you choose to make the University your home away from home!

Our campus in the Oakland neighborhood provides housing to more than 7,900 undergraduate students. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, and they make a major contribution to the multicultural richness and diversity of the University community.

The immersive experiences that come with living on our urban campus are an important part of the education students receive at Pitt.

Housing Process for First-Year Students

From selecting your housing accommodation to choosing a roommate, familiarize yourself with the Housing Selection Process for first-year students. 

First-Year Accommodations

View a list of on-campus accommodations for incoming first-year students. 

Housing Application

Complete your housing application and submit your $325 housing deposit to participate in our Housing Selection Process.

Important Dates & Deadlines

View important dates and deadlines for first-year students who are planning to reside in an on-campus housing accommodation for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Submit Your Photo for Your Panther Card

To ensure safe social distancing and compliance with the University's COVID-19 protocols, all students are required to submit a photo for their Panther Card. Follow our photo guidelines and submit your photo today! 

Meal Memberships

Students residing in on-campus accommodations are required to select a meal membership while completing the housing application. Pick a meal membership that suits your needs!

Panther Card (Student ID)

Your Panther Card is an important piece of identification that gives you access to a wide range of University facilities and services. Learn more about using your card to access your room, dining facilities, transportation, and much more


Find your perfect roommate based on lifestyle preferences, major, hobbies and interests, or housing options with RoomSync

Living Learning Communities

Choose to live in a Living Learning Community, which is a specialized environment that connects students to immersive social and academic experiences. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about housing, dining, academics, or campus life? We have answers! View our Incoming First-Year Student FAQ to learn more about preparing for Pitt. 

Zoom Info Sessions

Register for one of our Pitt Housing Info Sessions via Zoom to learn about our housing process, meal memberships, and much more!


Invest in your peace of mind with GradGuard, which provides students and their families with tuition and renters' insurance options. 


We have curated a list of helpful resources to help you navigate your first-year experience and prepare for Pitt! From locating the Pitt Shuttle schedule to purchasing tickets to the next Pitt Athletics event to finding the perfect student organization for your unique interests, we've got you covered. 

Take a Virtual Tour of Pitt Housing

We know that life looks a little different this year! To ensure the safety of our students and the Pitt community, we are offering the ability to take virtual tours of all our housing accommodations

On-Campus Housing at a Glance

Are you still weighing your on-campus housing options? View our guide to first-year on-campus housing to help make your housing selection a easier! 

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