Check out Pitt's Cool Pittsburgh resource about where to live, eat, play, shop and go in Pittsburgh.
Graduate students and visiting scholars are not eligible to live in University residence halls, and therefore, need to find off-campus accommodations. Check out the Off-Campus Living Web site and the Office of International Services has developed the Foreign Student and Scholar Housing Guide to also help you through the process. Mark Azic, a 2020 PhD Economics candidate, has put together a housing document for graduate students.
In addition to Pittsburgh city buses, there are also Pitt shuttles that run to the neighborhoods around campus (20A serves East Liberty / Shadyside). A late-night SafeRider service is also available.
The Office of International Services (OIS) is the University’s immigration specialist, serving all campuses and the 6000 international students, scholars, staff, and faculty who call Pitt their academic home. MQE is a STEM-designated degree program (CIP Code 45.0603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics) whose students can apply for a 24-month STEM extension of F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Health & Wellness
- Virtual Workshops (wellness workshops hosted by UCC: fall schedule TBA soon)
- TAO: Therapy Assistance Online, a private online library of behavioral health resources.
- Racial Trauma & Self-Care Resources
Student Health Services is available on-campus for basic medical, psychiatric, and immunization services. The $130 wellness fee charged to your account each term covers an unlimited number of visits to the clinic.
Disability Resources and Services (DRS) is the designated department by the University to determine reasonable accommodations and services to provide equal opportunities in higher education to academically qualified students with disabilities.
University Counseling Center is staffed by a team of psychologists, social workers, and graduate trainees. Group therapy sessions, workshops, and substance abuser services are also available.
Graduate Student Resources
Graduate Student Resources - Academic, Teaching, Research, Career Preparation, Student Life, Health & Wellness
Office of Diversity & Inclusion helps build the University into a world-class model of diversity and inclusion defined by inclusive excellence and an environment that allows everyone to thrive.
Ombudsperson assists graduate students in the Dietrich School with resolving conflicts and issues that arise in the course of their graduate education that the students believe have not or cannot be addressed within their academic department.
University Center for Teaching and Learning offers numerous free workshops throughout the term related to teaching, technology in the classroom, managing the classroom effectively, and more.
University Library System offers free workshops throughout the term on library resources and academic issues.
Off Campus Emergency Resources
If you are experiencing an crisis or emergency situation, please contact the Pitt Police at 412-624-2121 or dial 911. In addition to University resources, the following community resources are available: