Housing more than 7,900 undergraduate students on an urban campus is a challenge, but we're committed to making on-campus living as safe, comfortable, and convenient as possible.

Cable TV

XFINITY on Campus

This year, Pitt is teaming up with Comcast to provide students living on campus access to XFINITY on Campus. Through XFINITY on Campus, residents may access On Demand and live TV networks. Residents can access this service via laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

To watch XFINITY On Campus on desktop computers and laptops

  • Go to in your browser.
  • Click on the "Sign In" button.
  • Click on "XFINITY On Campus Student Sign in Here" button.
  • Select University of Pittsburgh from the list of institutions.
  • A MyPitt login page should appear and then enter in your credentials.
  • Upon acceptance of your credentials, the application will then register the device to your account.

To watch XFINITY On Campus on an iOS, Android or mobile device

  • Download the Xfinity TV application from your device's app store.
  • Launch the application and click on "XFINITY On Campus Student Sign in Here" button.
  • Select University of Pittsburgh from the list of institutions.
  • A MyPitt login page should appear and then enter in your credentials.
  • Upon acceptance of your credentials, the application will then register the device to your account.

Technical Support

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) or go online at

Xfinity on Campus Support Guide

Cable TV

Basic cable television is provided in each room or suite in every residence hall and each bedroom and/or living room in every apartment-style accommodation. High Definition Comcast television service  is also provided throughout campus.

Need Cable TV Support?

If you have a cable box or modem installed in your on-campus residence, please review our Technical Support information for assistance.

If you live in a Residence Hall or Bouquet Gardens, please submit an online maintenance request.

University Cable Channel Lineup


Fitness Centers

There are 14 fitness facilities and ten are 24-hour resident hall fitness centers.


24-Hour Resident Hall Fitness Centers
(available to students living in specific residence hall)
Nonresidence Hall Buildings
(available to all students)
Brackenridge Fitness Center
(residents of Amos, Brackenridge, Bruce, McCormick and Holland Halls)
Baierl Student Recreation Center
Bouquet Gardens Building J
(residents of all Bouquet Gardens Buildings)
Bellefield Hall

Forbes Hall Fitness Center 

(residents of Forbes Hall)

Trees Hall
Tower A Fitness Center
(residents of Litchfield Towers)
William Pitt Union
Lothrop Fitness Center
(residents of Lothrop Hall)
Nordenberg Hall  (residents of Nordenberg Hall)  
Panther Hall Fitness Center (residents of Panther Hall)  
Irvis Hall Fitness Center
(residents of Irvis Hall)
Sutherland East Fitness Center
(residents of Sutherland Hall—East wing)
Sutherland West Fitness Center
(residents of Sutherland Hall—West wing)
A valid Panther Card is required for access to all fitness centers.


The University provides each resident student with an extra-long twin-sized bed with a mattress, desk, chair, dresser, wardrobe or closet.  Rooms also have window curtains or blinds. Trash and recycling bins are provided in the bedrooms of University residence halls. Residents of apartment-style accommodations are provided trash and recycling bins for the kitchen area of their accommodation. Desk lamps and bed linens are not provided by the University.

For your convenience, review the Residential Handbook to learn about items you should remember to bring when you move into University housing.


Our housekeeping staff cleans communal bathrooms*, lounges, hallways, and stairwells. You are responsible for cleaning your own room and the bathrooms in suites. Residents of apartment-style accommodations are responsible for cleaning their own apartments.

Residents should place trash in a container lined with a plastic bag within the accommodation.  Residents are responsible for disposing of their trash bags on a timely basis in the designated receptacles provided by the University. Apartment-style residents must provide their own trash cans for individual bedrooms, however trashcans are provided in kitchen areas.

*Communal bathrooms are defined as bathrooms accessible by the entire floor, not bathrooms shared by multiple students within a suite.


All University housing buildings have washers and dryers that operate with Panther Funds stored on your Panther Card. Students using Panther Funds will be charged $1 per load of laundry. Students living in Centre Plaza Apartments will have access to coin operated machines and will also pay $1 per load.

Malfunctioning washers and dryers should be reported immediately to CSC ServiceWorks via their online customer service request. If your problem is related to the Panther Funds reader, report it to Panther Central. You can also call 412-648-1100 or e-mail

View Your Laundry Room Availability From Your Computer!

LaundryView allows students to see a live 3-D model of the laundry room right from their computer! Laundryview is now available for the following buildings: Brackenridge, Holland, Lothrop, McCormick, Sutherland East, Sutherland West, Towers Lobby, and Forbes-Craig Apartments.

Lost and Found

Check for lost articles in these four locations:

  • Panther Central
  • Cathedral of Learning—Room G-58
  • Hillman Library—ground floor lending desk
  • University of Pittsburgh Public Safety Building, 3412 Forbes Avenue (University Police)


Your individual campus mailbox corresponds to your room and bed number. You receive the mailbox combination when you arrive on campus. The University operates resident student mail centers, which are conveniently located within the residence halls.  Residents of apartment-style accommodations receive their mail through the U.S. Postal Service. A complete description and instructions on mailing is available at student mail or the Residential Handbook.

To ensure that you receive your mail promptly, all mail sent to you should be addressed according to the instructions on address and zip code guidelines.

Maintenance and Emergency Repairs


Residence Hall and Apartment Style On Campus Housing:             


For non-emergency maintenance and repairs and/or special housekeeping needs, residents must submit an online maintenance request

For emergency repairs, please call Panther Central at 412-648-1100.

University Owned Off Campus Housing:

For non-emergency maintenance or moving of furniture, please submit an online maintenance request.

For emergency repairs, please call Property Management at 412-624-9900.


Students in the residence halls may rent combination refrigerator/freezer and microwave units specially designed for residence hall use. For rental information or service, visit MicroFridge or call 1-800-525-7307.

Network Connections

The University’s Residential Networking (ResNet) program is managed by Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD). Residence hall rooms include a direct Internet connection via PittNet, the University’s network. Rooms feature both wired and wireless connectivity. Students are encouraged to use their wired connection for network-intensive applications, such as gaming and video streaming. For configuration assistance and support, call the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) to schedule an appointment with a residential consultant.


On-campus parking is available to full-time resident students. Due to the limited number of available spaces, permits are distributed by lottery. Parking must be paid in advance for the same academic term as the housing contract.


Residence halls recycle cans, glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, batteries, and toner cartridges. Apartment-style accommodations recycle glass, cans, and plastic.

For more information concerning recycling procedures in University housing accommodations, see theResidential Handbook.


Most residence halls feature wall telephones located in the hallways. These phones offer free on-campus calling and free off-campus calling to 412, 724, and 878 area codes (Pittsburgh campus). There is no charge for incoming calls made to the wall phones (except collect or third-party billed to the University). For the University operator, dial 0. For the University police department, dial 4-2121 (from your cell phone, you may dial 412-624-2121 for Pitt Police).


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 amenities, including recreational facilities, computer centers, e-mail kiosks, coffee carts, and dining facilities and daily delivery of the Post-gazette, USA today and The Pitt News in select residence hall common areas.

Residence Life Amenities

Resident Directors, Assistant Hall Directors, Resident Assistants, and Program Coordinators:

All residence halls and apartment style accommodations are staffed with resident directors (RDs). All residence halls are also staffed with resident assistants (RAs) and program coordinators (PCs). Sutherland Hall, Tower A and Tower B also has an assistant hall director (AHD) on staff.

RDs are full-time professional staff employees who work with students and staff to provide leadership for the building. One RD is on staff in each residence hall. AHDs are graduate students who work closely with the RDs. There is one RA per residence hall floor or wing. RAs are upperclass students who have been trained to assist students with personal, social, academic, and environmental concerns. PCs provide leadership to students and RAs in the areas of community development and educational programming. There is one PC per residence hall.

Residence Life

The staff of Residence Life provides information and programs that support the academic goals and contribute to the personal growth and development of residence hall students while you are at the University. The Residence Life office is on the ninth floor of the William Pitt Union.

Resident Student Association

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

Living Learning Communities

Throughout campus, you will find entire residence halls and several floors within residence halls, designated as Living Learning Communities. These communities allow students who share a special academic or personal interest to live and learn together. Details about our upperclassmen and freshmen LLCs can be found on the Residence Life website.

Live Chat Software



Publications and Forms

Publication Icon

For quick access to important Housing and Dining documents as well as frequently used forms, please visit the publications page!


Questions, Suggestions and Feedback

Have a question, comment or suggestion? Please drop us a line and let us know how we can help you. We'd especially love to know if you have comments or suggestions about how we can improve our services for you.



Meet your Housing and Panther Central Team

Get to know your Housing and PC Team. Our entire team is full time staff and many of us are Pitt graduates.

nstanceEnd -->