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Panther Central

Panther Central 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.

We are dedicated to providing friendly, courteous service to current and prospective students, faculty, and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Locations

We have two locations to serve you.

Our office in the main lobby of Litchfield Towers is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our office in the main lobby of Sutherland Hall is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Call us at 412-648-1100, or contact us online. We're at your service!

Take a Tour

Look inside several of our housing locations by visiting our interactive tour.  Click here.

Questions, Suggestions, & Feedback

Have a question, comment or suggestion?
Please drop us a line and let us know how we can help you. We'd especially love to know if you have comments or suggestions about how we can improve our services for you.

Place a Maintenance Request

Housing Maintenance
To report a maintenance issue, please submit a request online. For emergency repairs, call Panther Central at 412-648-1100.

Laundry Machine Maintenance
Submit a laundry maintenance request online with Mac Gray.

Panther Card Self Service

Your Panther Card (Pitt ID) is the one tool that every student, faculty, and staff member needs to have on their first day. Submit your photo to us in advance and allow us to preprint your Pitt ID.

Important Dates

Academic Year 2018-2019

  Fall Term

  • August 20, 2018 - Residence Halls Open
  • August, 27, 2018 - Fall Term Classes Begin
  • September 7, 2018 - Fall Term Add/Drop Period Ends
  • December 15, 2018 - Fall Term Ends
  • December 16, 2018 - Residence Halls Close

  Spring Term

  • January 5, 2019 - Residence Halls Open
  • January 7, 2019 - Spring Term Classes Begin
  • January 18, 2019 - Spring Term Add/Drop Period Ends
  • April, 27, 2019 - Spring Term Ends
  • April 28, 2019 - Residence Halls Close

Refer to the Academic Calendar for full dates and details.



Check Your PIN and Mailbox Combination Before You Arrive
Before you arrive on campus, be sure to double check your room assignment and retrieve your PIN number and mailbox combination so that you can access your assigned bedroom and mailbox. Please follow these instructions to view your assignment, PIN, and mailbox combination, and check your Pitt email for more details.

Don't Forget to Review the Arrival Handbook
Attention students! Be sure to review the Arrival Survival Handbook for the information that you need to make your move-in experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

First-Year Students - Pre-Submit Your ID Photo
If you are attending a PittStart this summer, you can pre-submit your ID photo, and your Panther Card will be waiting for you at your PittStart! Follow these guidelines and skip the line at PittStart.

2018-2019 Housing and Dining Rates Remain Constant

The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that we are again maintaining our housing and dining rates for the 2018-2019 school year.

For the fourth time in five years, the University is not increasing dining rates for students. Over the past three years, there have been modest increases of less than 1% for on-campus housing. This year, residence hall rates will not be increasing, and many apartment rates will decrease slightly.

Efforts to maintain costs of living demonstrate Pitt’s commitment to affordability.




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Publications and Forms

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For quick access to important Housing and Dining documents as well as frequently used forms, please visit the publications page!


Questions, Suggestions and Feedback

Question, comment or suggestion? Please drop us a line and let us know how we can help you. We'd especially love to know if you have comments or suggestions about how we can improve our services for you.



Meet your Housing and Panther Central Team

Get to know your Housing and PC Team. Our entire team is full time staff and many of us are Pitt graduates.

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