The Only Card You Need

Panther Central

Your Panther Card is your photo ID and a whole lot more. The magnetic strip on your Panther Card is programmed to give you access to your residence hall, your Meal Plan, and other facilities and services on and off campus.

Think of your Panther Card as a cross between a passport and a credit card. With a swipe of its magnetic strip, you can unlock doors, eat a meal, ride a bus, do your laundry and more.


Photo ID

Phot ID

Your Panther Card is your student photo ID and a whole lot more. The magnetic strip on your Panther Card is programmed to give you access to everything you need on campus, and several off campus amenities as well.

Panther Card Photo Upload

Phot ID

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!

Lost Cards

Lost Card

For your own security and peace of mind, report lost or stolen cards to Panther Central right away. We'll be happy to assist you with getting a replacement. Simply visit Panther Central in the Litchfield Towers lobby anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Panther Funds

Panther Funds

Panther Funds are a safe, convenient alternative to carrying cash. Use your Panther Card to access pre-paid funds to purchase food, beverages, merchandise, and services on and off campus. Load funds today.

You can find a participating Panther Funds Merchant throughout the Oakland Area. Find out where you can "Power Up" your Panther Card .

Frequently Asked Questions


Visit FAQ about your Panther Card or Panther Funds.



Access to Services

Your Panther Card gives you access to a wide range of University facilities and services including:



Can't Find What You're Looking For?

Check these frequently asked questions for your answer. Or contact Panther Central. We're at your service.

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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 & 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.


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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