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University Resources for Graduate & Professional Students

Up-to-date information from the Provost’s office on health & safety guidelines, Flex @ Pitt instruction & technology, aid for students in need, and international student concerns.

Academics at Pitt


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.

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.

Mapping the Future Series: Graduate and Professional Education

The role of a top research university is not only the creation and communication of knowledge, but also the preparation of the next generation of leaders in their fields. Graduate and professional education is the most critical part of that effort. This series was created by the Office of the Provost to illustrate the value of graduate and professional education and to show the many ways in which it is being transformed at Pitt.

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 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)

Throughout its twelve year history, PUMP has established itself as a community leader through important collaborations with projects like New Trustees for a New Pittsburgh which connects young professionals to nonprofit boards. Many of the region’s foundations have invested in PUMP programming, recognizing the organization’s important role. Today, PUMP engages thousands throughout the region and is proud to be the premier voice for young thinking individuals.

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:

  • Basketball

  • Broomball

  • Bowling

  • Corn Hole

  • Darts

  • Deck Hockey

  • Dodge Ball

  • Flag Football

  • Kickball

  • Running Club

  • Softball

  • Tennis Clinic

  • Indoor Volleyball

  • Sand Volleyball

SafeRider Program

SafeRider provides safe transportation during the evening and early morning hours when special, non-emergency needs arise for Pitt or Chatham students, faculty, and staff. SafeRider is not available to UPMC employees.

Call 412-648-CALL (2255) for your safe ride.

Call SafeRider for after dark travel:

  • 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:

    • Downtown at the Greyhound bus station, on Sundays, and on days when the University of Pittsburgh shuttle system operates on a holiday schedule

  • From  Pittsburgh’s Greyhound and Amtrak stations:

  1. On Sundays

  2. On days the University shuttle system operates on a Holiday Schedule

  3. The day before classes resume after a break or recess

  4. The first day classes resume after a break or recess

Each rider is permitted one round trip per night, and a maximum of 20 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.

Get Involved with the Pitt Community


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.

Student Volunteer Outreach

Provides a database for service-learning and community service opportunities for Pitt students. 

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.

Student Government Board (SGB)

The representative body of the non-CGS undergraduate student body at the University of Pittsburgh.

College of General Students (CGS)

CGS provides services to non-traditional students pursuing an undergraduate degree. For adults returning to learn or new learners seeking non-credit programs, CGS helps students find an educational solution tailored to fit their needs.

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.

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 softwares. Check them out using this link!

GPSG Office & Color Printer

GPSG permits the use of its back office and color printer to all GSOs.  To get access to the office, please contact the GPSG Executive Administrator at

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