Your Panther Card gives you access to a wide range of University facilities and services. Find out what is available to you with your Panther Card.
Only current residents have card access to the residence hall where they live. Each time you enter, the desk attendant scans your card, checks your photo, and returns your card to you. Refer to the Housing Policies or the Residential Handbook (PDF) for information on guests and visitors.
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 $1.00 per load of laundry. Students living in Fraternities will have access to coin operated machines and will pay $1.25 per load.
Libraries and Computer Labs
Your Panther Card is also your library card. Present your card at any University library to borrow books and other materials. Use your card to access any of the computer labs on campus.
Swipe your card to shape up in the fitness centers located around campus. Find fitness centers in your residence hall, Petersen Events Center, Trees Hall, Bellefield Hall, Fitzgerald Field House or Cost Center.
University Buses & Shuttles
Injured? Under the weather? Get some TLC with your Panther Card at Student Health Service, located in Mark A. Nordenberg Hall, 2nd Floor. The address is 111 University Place. Schedule an appointment at 412-383-1800. Open convenient hours to best accommodate your needs: 8:30am-7:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30am-5:00pm Wednesday and Friday; 10:00am-3:00pm Saturday.
Student Banking at Pitt
The University of Pittsburgh has a campus banking relationship with PNC Bank. To help you attend to your banking needs, there are a variety of online and mobile banking tools and ATMs. If you want or need to apply for a bank account before school begins, PNC offers student banking products. These services are designed especially for students, including the ability to link your PNC accounts to your Panther Card.
You can find more information about PNC Bank’s student focused product and on-campus services at pnc.com/pitt.
For information on PNC’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit pnc.com/covid19update.
Link Your Panther Card to Your PNC Bank Account
Link your Panther Card to your Pitt Student Plan from PNC Bank and use it as an ATM card. Get cash, make purchases—anywhere STAR or Plus are accepted. Visit the PNC Student Banking at Pitt website for details.
Low Cash Mode
PNC has introduced a new groundbreaking technology called Low Cash Mode that will help students manage overdraft fees and take control when balances are low. Learn more about Low Cash Mode.
Please Note: In compliance with the Department of Education's cash management regulations. The University is informing students that they are not required to open or obtain financial accounts through specific financial institutions.
Although the University has a relationship with PNC Bank, students are not required to open any type of PNC account. (Such accounts include checking, savings, pre-paid card or consumer asset accounts.) It is not required for students to link their Panther Card with a PNC Bank account. Students may utilize banking services from any financial institution, and are under no obligation to utilize PNC Bank. PNC Bank is not mandatory for financial aid related funding, including: Title IV, HEA program funds and Federal student aid.
If a student elects to utilize PNC Student Banking services, more information can be found on their website. You can also access a summary of features and fees related to the PNC Virtual Wallet ® Student Account. Please read the full Virtual Wallet ® Fine Print “What You Need to Know” for details concerning your account.
Certain information related to the University’s agreement with PNC Bank, including the governing contract, is available here. The financial details surrounding this PNC Bank relationship are located here.
Your Panther Card opens doors around town, too!
The PITT ARTS program lets you use your Panther Card for free admission to some of Pittsburgh's most popular museums. Learn at the Carnegie, Carnegie Science Center, Senator John Heinz History Center, and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. You can also explore art at the Mattress Factory, and the Warhol. or experience the beautiful greenery at Phipps Conservatory.