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Panther Central

Panther Central is your go-to place for all the essentials of daily living, from transportation to housing to finding a good meal.

Whether you have a question about a contract, you need to find a bus home, or you are locked out of your room at 3 a.m., Panther Central can help.

We are dedicated to providing friendly, courteous service to current and prospective students, faculty, and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Locations

We have two locations to serve you.

Our office in the main lobby of Litchfield Towers is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our office in the main lobby of Sutherland Hall is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Call us at 412-648-1100, or contact us online. We're at your service!

Take a Tour

Look inside several of our housing locations by visiting our interactive tour.  Click here.

Questions, Suggestions, & 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.

Place a Maintenance Request

Housing Maintenance
To report a maintenance issue, please submit a request online. For emergency repairs, call Panther Central at 412-648-1100.

Laundry Machine Maintenance
Submit a laundry maintenance request online with CSC ServiceWorks.

Panther Card Self Service

Your Panther Card (Pitt ID) is the one tool that every student, faculty, and staff member needs to have on their first day. Submit your photo to us in advance and allow us to preprint your Pitt ID.

Important Dates

Academic Year 2018-2019

  Fall Term

  • August 20, 2018 - Residence Halls Open
  • August, 27, 2018 - Fall Term Classes Begin
  • September 7, 2018 - Fall Term Add/Drop Period Ends
  • December 15, 2018 - Fall Term Ends
  • December 16, 2018 - Residence Halls Close

  Spring Term

  • January 5, 2019 - Residence Halls Open
  • January 7, 2019 - Spring Term Classes Begin
  • January 18, 2019 - Spring Term Add/Drop Period Ends
  • April, 27, 2019 - Spring Term Ends
  • April 28, 2019 - Residence Halls Close

Refer to the Academic Calendar for full dates and details.



Perch Chef Wins Best Dessert
The Perch at Sutherland's Chef DeVon was awarded best dessert at Savor Pittsburgh. The winning dish featured goat cheese mousse, homemade shortbread cookies, and figs. Savor is an annual culinary competition that benefits Magee-Womens Research Institute.

Grocery Pop-up Is Open
Sodexo and the University have created a temporary pop-up store to provide you with grocery essentials, produce, beverages, and more. Grocery Pop-up is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and is located on Forbes Avenue next to Panera (in the old New Balance storefront).

Enjoy October's Dining Events
It’s a busy month at Market Central and The Perch at Sutherland. Don't miss your chance to celebrate international dinners, Taco Tuesdays, Halloween meals, and more!

Market Central Receives Gold Level Designation
We are excited to announce that Market Central has earned the Gold Level designation as a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant.

Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants are evaluated on 149 actions across 6 categories of sustainability standards: waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency, people, responsible sourcing, and nutrition. Dining at Market Central helps build vibrant communities and supports environmentally responsible practices.

2018-2019 Housing and Dining Rates Remain Constant
The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that we are again maintaining our housing and dining rates for the 2018-2019 school year.

For the fourth time in five years, the University is not increasing dining rates for students. Over the past three years, there have been modest increases of less than 1% for on-campus housing. This year, residence hall rates will not be increasing, and many apartment rates will decrease slightly.

Efforts to maintain costs of living demonstrate Pitt’s commitment to affordability.




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Publications and Forms

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


Questions, Suggestions and Feedback

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.

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