Founded in 1787, the same year our country's constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh has
grown from one classroom to five campuses and nearly 280,000 alumni. The Pittsburgh campus is a potpourri
of architectural style, reflecting its past and representative of its future. From the replica of the
original log cabin college to the environmentally friendly "green" Sennott Square, you will see that Pitt
pride is an interesting mix that is deeply rooted in its
These and over 90 other buildings are all on 132 acres of grounds for which the University has recently won
various landscaping awards. You can take a tour right
As you approach from afar, your first sight of campus will be the towering, 42-story Cathedral of Learning,
the heart of the University and one of the tallest educational structures in the world. Don't leave without
visiting the Cathedral's famous Nationality Rooms which reflect the diverse ethnic heritage and history of
the city's neighborhoods.
The campus is comprised of more than 28,800 students from across the country and around the world, making
it one of the area's most diverse communities. More than 7,400 undergraduate students live on campus with
about 94% of all freshmen living in residence halls. Rest assured, you will be among friends sharing
similar experiences from the first day of your college career. If you would like to live among students
that share an interest in business, the University Honors College, engineering or nursing, you may want to
consider residing in one our corresponding
living learning communities.
Lost your student identification card? Have a question about your meal plan? Just stop by Panther Central,
located in the lobby of the Towers residence halls, in the center of campus.
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.
You will never need to go far to exercise on a bike, treadmill or to use the weight machines. At seven
recreational facilities throughout campus, you can find gyms and weight machines. An Olympic pool complete
with diving platforms is in Trees Hall and a lap pool in Bellefield Hall.
The Peterson Events Center is home to the state-of-the-art Baierl Recreation Center, the only fitness
center that limits access to students only. The Peterson also houses a 12,500-seat arena
where the Panthers basketball teams play and has served as a venue for internationally renowned speakers,
as well as performers such as Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, and Katy Perry.
Need to burn off some energy with your friends? Check out our intramural and recreational sports site to see all
the facilities and sporting events that are at your disposal. And imagine.…you can enjoy Chinese food for lunch
on the Schenley Plaza lawn and go rock climbing after class…and you don't have to leave campus to find the
rocks--a state of the art rock climbing wall is right here in Trees Hall.
Do you want to be able to see a Broadway performance such as Rent, Spamalot or Les Mis
and also be able to go skiing or whitewater rafting? Through the PITT ARTS program, sponsored by the Office of
Student Affairs, we connect students directly to a wide selection of cultural events in Pittsburgh with select
seats and great discounts unavailable to the public.
The Office of Student Affairs is also home to a wide variety of other services such as Student Life, Career
Services, the Counseling Center, Disability Services, the Student Health Center and more.
With over 450 different
as diverse as fencing, equestrian sports, women's ice hockey or the Quechua club, life outside the
classroom is always interesting! Can't find a club that you want? No worries. Just find eight friends
with similar interests and you can establish your own specific student club with the Office of Student
Internships and volunteer opportunities are as diverse as our student organizations. Of course, the city
is the perfect source for all of these experiences-and it's no wonder why we like to say that the city
is our campus.
Oakland is very well known as the medical hub of the city of Pittsburgh. Six teaching hospitals include the
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the leading hospital systems in the world.
As a result, students can find countless opportunities for research and volunteer work in the medical field.