College of General Studies
McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

McCarl Center

The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success is the heart of the College of General Studies. Located on the first floor of the Wesley W. Posvar Hall, the McCarl Center is a gathering place, a resource center, and an oasis all rolled into one and tucked into the midst of our busy campus. Looking for a place to relax and check e-mail between classes? Stop by the lounge in the McCarl Center. Need to make an appointment with our Career Services specialist? Visit her office in the McCarl Center. Want to take a workshop to improve your time management skills? There is one being offered at the McCarl Center.

The Center regularly hosts academic success programs, career development seminars, and tutoring sessions, as well as many social and networking activities offered by the College of General Studies Alumni Society, the CGS Student Government, and other student groups. Plus, the McCarl Center’s convenient computer stations, comfortable student lounge, and comprehensive career resources library make it a favorite down-time hub for all of our students.

McCarlSupported by a gift from alumnus F. James McCarl, III

Supported by a gift from alumnus F. James McCarl, III (CGS ‘73), the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success has been helping nontraditional students like you succeed at the University since November of 2002. Mr. McCarl is the president and CEO of the McCarl Group, LLC, serves on the University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee, and was the president of the Pitt Alumni Association from 2008-2010.

Center Hours

Summer hours - May through August 

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Fall hours (beginning August 27th 2018):

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Friday: 8:30a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more about upcoming events and workshops.