Perks of Living at Pitt

Furnishings and Maintenance

The University furnishes each residence hall room with carpeting, an extra-long twin bed, mattress, desk, chair, dresser, wardrobe or closet, and window curtains or blinds. Students will need to provide their own desk lamps and bed linens.

Basic cable television is provided in each room or suite in every residence hall by Comcast Inc. To receive all available channels, students must bring HD/digital ready televisions that are 720p or any variety of 1080i. Digital televisions must be equipped with QAM Tuners.

Residents have access to Xfinity On Campus, a streaming service that provides On Demand and live TV content to any personal computer or mobile device. Through this service, students may record live TV and opt in for premium content. Visit xfinityoncampus.com or download the Xfinity Stream app to access this service.

Residence hall rooms feature wireless connectivity via MyResNet.

Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and private bathrooms within suite-style accommodations. Our housekeeping staff cleans communal bathrooms, lounges, hallways, and stairwells.

For emergency repairs and maintenance problems, students should contact Panther Central immediately. For routine maintenance, simply fill out an online maintenance request. 

Laundry 

Each residence hall has washers and dryers that operate with Panther Funds. LaundryView, available in our larger buildings, allows students to see a live 3-D model of the laundry room
from their computers so they always know when machines are available. 

Resident Directors & Resident Assistants 

A Resident Director (RD) is on staff in each residence hall to assist students with educational, recreational, and disciplinary issues. In addition, Resident Assistants (RAs) also live on most floors in the residence halls. RAs are upperclass students eager to help by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Resident Student Association 

The Resident Student Association (RSA) is the governing body of students who live in the residence halls. RSA provides input to the University on any and all aspects of on-campus life.

Security 

Each residence hall has a welcome desk staffed around the clock. When entering their residence halls, students must have the desk attendant swipe their Panther Cards through a card reader to verify their residence in that building. Your Panther Card is programmed to provide access only to your own residence hall. Residence hall visitors also must present a photo ID and must be escorted by the resident student at all times. The security staff in each residence hall also assists in enforcing the University’s visitation and alcohol policies. You can find these policies in full in the Residential Handbook

Print Stations 

Pitt Printing enables students to remotely send print jobs from any location to self-service print stations in locations across campus. There are self-service print stations located in ALL of our residence halls.

Living Learning Communities 

Within several residence halls, we have designated floors as Living Learning Communities (LLCs). These floors are for students who wish to live with others who share a special academic
or personal interest. In most cases, there are female floors and male floors available.

Office of Residence Life 

The Office of Residence Life in the William Pitt Union provides information and programs that support your academic goals and contribute to your personal growth and development while you are at Pitt.

Transportation 

The University’s bus and shuttle system serves each residence hall seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Our SafeRider services provide on-request drop-offs and on-call van transportation in the evening and early morning.

Other Amenities 

Several of our residence halls offer a variety of other convenient services and amenities, including recreational facilities, fitness centers, community kitchens, computer centers, e-mail kiosks, coffee carts, and dining facilities.

View floor plans, room rates, and additional information about each residence option.