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Students are deciding to remain in residence halls, despite University request to move out due to pandemic

An empty hallway in the Forbes-Craig apartment building.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher announced last week that Pitt was shifting to online classes indefinitely in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, followed by a request the next day that students not return to their University housing after spring break, if possible. Despite Pitt’s decision to issue partial room and board refunds to those who move out before April 4, there are still students determined to stay. 

Students support classmates, neighbors with mutual aid

Several Pitt students have launched Pitt Mutual Aid, a resource for students and community members who face various forms of insecurity from stipulations of the coronavirus outbreak.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

March 18, 2020

Pitt students have launched Pitt Mutual Aid, a resource for students and community members who face various forms of insecurity from stipulations of the coronavirus outbreak.

Pitt requests students move out of residence halls, will issue refunds in wake of pandemic

Pitt requests students move out of residence halls, will issue refunds in wake of pandemic

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2020

Pitt is requesting all students move out of residence halls, but students can request an extension to stay on campus. Pitt will evaluate travel issues, co-op standing, campus employment, financial hardship and personal safety for each case

Pitt plans to add 1,000 beds to campus with Master Plan

Pitt plans to add 1,000 beds to campus with Master Plan

By Sarah Berg, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The demand for on-campus housing options has grown alongside Pitt’s student population, with many turning to off-campus housing or rooming at third-party locations with Pitt-owned leases like the Wyndham and The Bridge apartments.

Students use Facebook to create community

The Pitt student book exchange allows students to buy and sell notes and textbooks.

By Jacq Flash, for The Pitt News

January 7, 2019

Facebook’s groups feature has become a way to connect people with similar interests or goals.

Middle ground necessary for housing options

Middle ground necessary for housing options

By Mackenzie Oster, For The Pitt News

November 15, 2018

House and apartment hunting in Oakland leaves many students on the fence about where they’re going to reside the following school year — especially since the neighborhood has come to offer a narrow selection of decent student housing opportunities at this time of the year.

House Hunters: Oakland Edition

House Hunters: Oakland Edition

By Allison Dantinne, Staff Columnist

November 15, 2018

There comes a time in every Pitt student’s life when even grilled-cheese day at Market doesn’t make your on-campus living experience any less dismal. You’re ready to move on to bigger and better things. You’re an adult. You want to make grilled cheese yourself, whenever you want it.

Pitt alums aim to simplify subletting

Christian Snyder | Editor in Chief

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

For students searching for the perfect summer or fall apartment to sublet, scrolling through pages and pages of listings on Facebook or Craigslist can be an exhausting and difficult process. And for those looking for someone to sublet their place while they are away, their posts are often pushed to the b...

To succeed, sophomores should stay on campus

Litchfield Towers A, B and C are located on lower campus between Fifth and Forbes avenues and house approximately 1,800 students.

By Brian Gentry | For The Pitt News

November 17, 2017

Sophomore Dolan Edinboro knew he wanted to move off campus for his sophomore year. But when he started looking for apartments in the November of his first semester at Pitt, he and one of his roommates, sophomore John Kelly, were shocked to sometimes spend five or six hours a week looking for one. “I...

Men move in: Holland Hall goes co-ed

Sejla Jukic (Left) and John Talley (Right), both RAs at Holland, stand at the door that separates the North side and South side of Holland. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

August 30, 2017

Rosina Roccamo has only lived in Holland Hall for about a week and has yet to exchange words with a guy on her floor. “I know it’s gone co-ed, but it’s not, like, super co-ed,” Roccamo said, looking around at her fellow Holland Hall residents scurrying past her curbside perch in the quad. ...

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