University Resources

All College of General Studies students can enjoy the extensive resources available from the University of Pittsburgh. This page provides  links to some of the most commonly used services and programs by students, as well as useful information that can help you navigate around campus.  


Financial & Administrative Resources

Financial Aid Wellness Center
139 University Place, Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-7488 (Option 2)
Fax: (412) 648-8815
139 University Place,102 Thackeray Hall
Mon-Thu 8:30-4:45 Fri 9:30-4:45
Phone: 412-624-7560
Processes federal and institutional loans; offers tuition payment plan.
139 University Place, G-9 Thackeray Hall
Mon-Thu: 8:30am - 4:45pm Fri: 9:30am - 4:45pm
Handles all matters of student billing statements.
Student Appeals Office
G-12 Thackeray Hall
Phone: 412-624-7668
Ombudsmen work on behalf of students on appeals for exceptions to procedures related to registration and tuition payment.
Resignation Line
Phone: 412-624-7585
Contact to resign from courses at the University of Pittsburgh for a term.
G-3 Thackeray Hall
Phone: 412-624-7612
Transcript requests, Student Certification, change of Address, Phone, and/or Name.


Pitt University Portal is the University portal which houses student resources, such as PeopleSoft, e-mail access, billing, and Canvas. A username and activation code for is sent to all newly admitted University of Pittsburgh students via regular mail. You will be asked to set up your multi-factor authentication in advance. Learn more at:

Phone: 412-624-HELP
Manages technology solutions and the computer labs at Pitt.
Computer labs are located in Alumni Hall, Benedum Hall, the Cathedral of Learning, David Lawrence Hall, Hillman Library, Wesley W. Posvar Hall, and Sutherland Hall.

Campus Resources

University Library System
General Information: 412-648-7710
Hillman Library: 412-648-3330
4000 Fifth Avenue
Phone: 412-648-1455
Place to purchase required textbooks.
Panther Central/ID Center
Litchfield Towers Lobby
Phone: 412-648-1100
The place to obtain your Pitt ID card, which you need for library and fitness center access, free shuttle and bus transport, Panther Funds access, and residence hall entrance.
119 University Place, Nordenberg Hall
Main Phone: 412-383-1800
Immunization Office: 412-383-1832
Health Education: 412-383-1830
Pharmacy: 412-383-1850
Comprehensive student health facility that includes an on-site clinical facility, a pharmacy with student discounts, full-time MDs and NPs, and health education programs.
2nd Floor Webster Hall, 4415 Fifth Ave
Phone: 412-648-7860
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion throughout its five campuses—in classrooms, offices, residence halls, laboratories, and every other place where people work, research, and learn. 
1400 Posvar Hall
Phone: 412-624-3213
Provides academic and personal support for veterans.
334 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-7930
Offers personal counseling and support.

Academic Support Resources

College of General Studies Advising
1400 Posvar Hall
Phone: 412-624-6600
For information on all College of General Studies General Education requirements as well as all major requirements.
Testing Center
G-33 Cathedral of Learning
Phone: 412-624-7215
Disability Resources and Services
216 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-7890
Provides a wide variety of academic and personal support services for students with physical impairment or learning disabilities.
Study Lab
G-1 Gardner Steel Conference Center
Phone: 412-648-7920
The Study Lab helps students develop the skills, strategies and behaviors of confident, independent and active learners.
The Writing Center
317B O'Hara Student Center
4024 O'Hara Street
Phone: 412-624-6556
Offers help with writing assignments, and general writing difficulties.
215 O’Hara Student Center
4024 O’Hara Street
Phone: 412-624-4179
G-1 Gardener Steel Conference Center
Phone: 412-383-5960
Experiential Learning coordinates undergraduate research, academic internships, teaching, and service.
3600 Cathedral of Learning
Phone: 412-624-6880
Get the scholarly advantages of a major research university with the personalized attention, rigor, and commitment of a small college. Here, you can cross traditional academic boundaries to make a broader impact on knowledge, the community, and the world.  
Phone: 412-648-7870
Advising, tutoring, and support for student athletes.
708 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-624-7120
Provides support for foreign students.
International Study Experiences
Study Abroad Office
802 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-7413
For information on studying, working, teaching, and volunteering abroad.
4400 Posvar Hall
Phone: 412-648-7390


Housing Resource Center
Ruskin Hall, 127 N. Bellefield Ave.
Phone: 412-624-6998
Provides information on off campus housing, roommate services and landlord/lease assistance.
127 N. Bellefield Ave
Phone: 412-624-9900
Panther Central
Main Lobby of Litchfield Towers
Phone: 412-648-1100
935 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-1200
Panther Central
Litchfield Towers Lobby
Phone: 412-648-1100
Dining Services coordinates 10 eateries, coffee service, meal plans, and dining dollars.

Parking and Transportation

Parking and Transportation Office
127 N. Bellefield Ave
Phone: 412-624-8612 or 412-624-4034
Provides information on parking permits, as well as buses and shuttles.
Phone: 412-566-5500


Pitt Police
Jerome Cochran Public Safety Building, 3412 Forbes Ave.                                              
For On Campus emergencies dial 4-2121
For Off Campus emergencies call 412-624-2121
General Info: 412-624-4040

Student Career Resources

Career Center
200 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-383-4473

Extracurricular Resources

CGS Student Government
1432 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Phone: 412-624-9718

907 William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Ave.
Phone: 412-624-4498
PITT ARTS is dedicated to helping Pitt students in all majors and academic disciplines discover and attend performances, tours and hands-on activities– known as our Free Arts Encounters.
130 William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave.    
Phone: 412-648-1074
Student Life is the hub of student involvement and engagement at the University of Pittsburgh.
Department of Campus Recreation
Baierl Student Recreation Center, 3034 Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace Street
Phone: 412-648-8210
The Department of Campus Recreation offers a variety of intramural sports for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff to maintain their competitive edge, remain active, or simply meet new people.
738 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-1006
Visit the Student Affairs Web site for more information on Special Services and Student Support, Social Recreational and Volunteer Opportunities, and Health, Well-Being and Safety.
848 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-7970
Interfaces with student organizations to assist them in coordinating events, attending conferences, and managing day-to-day operations.
738 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-7910
The Student Conduct Peer Review Board (SCPRB) will hear cases involving Code violations which will not result in suspension or dismissal.
833 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-624-7115
Our Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is here to ensure that our 600+ student organizations have the support they need to operate at the highest level.

Additional Important Resources

University Operator/Directory Information
Phone: 412-624-4141

119 William Pitt Union
Phone: 412-648-2172