We're at Your Service
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.
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
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.
Summer Term 2018
- May 6, 2018 - Residence Halls Open
- May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day (University Closed)
- July 4, 2018 - Independence Day (University Closed)
- August 12, 2018 - Residence Halls Close
Academic Year 2018-2019
- 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
- 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
H2P Dinner at Market Central
Join Pitt Dining for Hail to Pitt Night! Enjoy a Healthy U menu and vendors including Salud Juicery, Paragon, Hormel, and more. Don't miss this special meal on Thursday, July 19 from 4PM - 7PM.
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.
Summer Dining Hours
Dining Services is currently operating on their summer schedule.
Apply for Summer 2018 Housing!
Interested in living on campus this summer? Our 2018 Summer Housing Application is now live through my.pitt.edu. Visit Panther Central's page under My Resources and select 2018 Summer Housing Information to apply!
Summer Meal Plans Are Available
Even if you are not living on campus this summer, you can still have a summer meal plan! We have multiple options to fit your schedule. Complete this form to apply!
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.