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UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

*All underlined words are links that correspond with the words.*

University Related Resources

Health and Wellbeing

 

Health Insurance

All graduate students at Pitt are eligible for health insurance from the university.

Pitt Counseling Center

Graduate/Professional Student-Specific Services

       Counseling Groups:

  • Graduate Student Support: For only graduate students, this group is ideal for exploring personal, academic, and practical challenges that can affect your work in graduate school.

  • Understanding Self and Others – Graduate Students Only: This group can be a valuable way for members to learn about how they experience others and how others experience them. Such experiences can enhance members’ abilities to create and sustain satisfying relationships and manage the variety of challenges that often arise in relationships, whether they be with friends, classmates, co-workers, supervisors, partners, or family members.

Pitt Pantry

Student Wellness is committed to ensuring that all students have regular access to healthy food options. The Pitt Pantry was created in the spring of 2015 with the generous support of the University of Pittsburgh Housing, Sodexo, and donations from the university staff and the greater Pittsburgh community.

Open to all Pitt students.

Fall 2023 Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 11 am - 7 pm 

Starting September 5th

Pitt Sustainability - Basic Needs

Founded in 2020, the University’s Basic Needs Committee was formed to ensure that all students have access to access to clean air and water, food, housing, clothing and hygiene, health care, technology, academic and career success services, and transportation — while continuing to address systemic barriers and disparities in access to these resources. The Basic Needs Committee helps fulfill University Equity and Access commitments established in the Pitt Sustainability Plan, which include creating a resource net for students’ physical, social, financial, and mental health needs.

Academic/Professional

 

Graduate Studies at Pitt

Provides a general overview of graduate study at Pitt, including information on admissions, courses, financial information, events, student services, and much more.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This site provides information on how to submit your Thesis Electronically. It also has a database of all theses and dissertations completed by Pitt graduate and professional students.

Office of Institutional Research

This Pitt website offers statistics on student enrollment, graduation rate, tuition, faculty activity, etc.

University Center for Teaching and Learning

Though catered toward faculty, there are resources for TAs as well as Graduate Students who are teaching.

Workshops and events are open to all!

Writing Center

They have faculty consultants, graduate, and undergraduate peer tutors available for online and in-person assistance with your writing projects.  We offer one-on-one consultations on creative and academic writing assignments, digital projects, and professional writing, such as cover letters, resumes, and graduate school applications.

Career Center

They are here to assist you in your career search from start to finish. Graduate students from eligible schools and departments including:

  • Swanson School of Engineering

  • Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

  • School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

  • School of Computing & Information

  • School of Nursing

  • Note: Students pursuing pre-health professions are served by the Pitt Pre-Health Resource Center.

Graduate students enrolled in the following schools should refer to the Career Services office within their school.  Please visit the web pages listed for more information about Career Services within your school.  All graduate students have access to the following services:  Career Fairs, HandshakePitt Commons, Networking Events, and online career resources.

Free access to software through Pitt IT

  • LastPass - a password manager that allows you to save all of your passwords in a secure vault that you can access from any device, using a single, strong master password

  • Microsoft Office - As a Pitt student, you get free access to the world's most powerful productivity suite. Install Office for Windows or Mac at no cost on up to five devices.

  • Pitt gives you access to 70+ free software including Adobe, ArcGIS, AntiVirus Protection, and more!

Living In Pittsburgh

Cool Pittsburgh!

This site offers useful information to current and prospective Pitt students about living in Pittsburgh.

Off-Campus Living

Provides students with useful guidelines that provide assistance in finding appropriate off-campus accommodations.

Parking and Transportation

A resource for transportation to and from Pitt, including parking, bus, and ride-sharing information.

Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Program (PUMP)

PUMP’s mission is to make Pittsburgh the most dynamic and diverse place by engaging, educating, and mobilizing all young people to create change in our community. Each year, we serve nearly 30,000 individuals, primarily under the age of 40, through our advocacy, civic, social, and recreational programming.

Pittsburgh Sports League

The Pittsburgh Sports League is the premier provider of adult recreational sports in the Pittsburgh region. Play co-ed sports with the PSL including:

Bar Games    -    Basketball    -    Bowling    -    Cornhole    -    Dodgeball    -    Flag Football    -    Kickball

Pickleball    -​    Running Club    -    Sand Volleyball    -    Softball    -    Tennis    -    Volleyball​

SafeRider Program

SafeRider provides safe transportation from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. when special, non-emergency needs arise for Pitt students, faculty, and staff. SafeRider is not available to UPMC employees.

You can request SafeRider from your phone with the TransLoc app or call 412-648-CALL (2255) for your safe ride.

       Call SafeRider for travel after 9 p.m.:

  • Within the SafeRider travel boundaries

  • Between campus buildings, from local residences to campus buildings, and from campus to local residences

  • When you're not along an established bus or shuttle route, or

  • From Pittsburgh's Greyhound, Amtrack and MegaBus stations: 

    • On Sundays

    • On days the University shuttle system operates on a Holiday Schedule

    • The day before classes resume after a break or recess

    • The first day classes resume after a break or recess

        Each rider is permitted (1) round trip per evening, and a maximum of (25) trips per semester.

Events and Activities

Pitt Arts

Pitt Arts provides students with the

Cheap Seats program (deeply discounted tickets to art and cultural events in Pittsburgh),

Free Museum Visits (free admission to many Pittsburgh museums using your Student ID during the semester),

and serves as a resource for cultural events throughout the city.

Student Life

This site serves as the hub for student life at Pitt, highlighting the many opportunities available outside of the classroom for students to enhance and complement their academic pursuits.

 

PittServes

PittServes aims to enhance your personal growth and development by providing meaningful opportunities for service and reflection. By engaging with PittServes, you’ll cultivate relationships within our greater community, complement your classroom learning experience, and lay the foundation for a lifelong commitment to service.

SORC

The Student Organization and Resource Center (SORC) certifies student organizations to officially operate on campus. SORC services include copy, fax, and mail service, administration of student budgets, email and web space, emergency student loans, and snack machine rentals.

Intramurals and Recreation

This site provides information on sports and intramural activities offered at Pitt.

William Pitt Union

As Pitt’s student union, WPU houses the offices for most student organizations, the ticket office, and

room reservations for student clubs.

GPSG is located in the WPU in Room 825.

Other Resources

Grad Resources

Need help surviving grad school?  Recent studies have shown that the pressures of academic performance, finances, advisor relationships, and other factors create intense anxiety for many graduate students, bringing some to a dangerous point of crisis.  Grad Resources provides resources for those struggling under the pressures of grad school.

National Association of Graduate & Professional Students (NAGPS)

This association advocates for the rights and needs of graduate and professional students.  NAGPS has a threefold mission for the graduate and professional student community in the United States of America:

  1. Develop and sustain a member network to connect graduate and professional students and their associations

  2. Provide resources and support to empower members

  3. Advocate at local and national levels on their behalf.

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