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Pitt began briefing the City Planning Commision on its Institutional Master Plan on Tuesday.

Residents discuss Oakland construction plans at OPDC meeting

By Brandon Raglow, For The Pitt News February 24, 2021

For Oakland residents, additional construction projects in the neighborhood may loom ahead. Residents voiced concerns at Tuesday evening’s Oakland Planning and Development Corp. meeting about a new...

The University-wide shelter-in-place period ended as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Pitt releases late January, early February move-in groups

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor January 13, 2021
Pitt students living on campus can plan to move into their dorms beginning in late January, according to a Wednesday afternoon email from Pitt’s COVID Medical Response Office. Residents are grouped into one of four move-in dates — Jan. 29, Jan. 31, Feb. 3 or Feb. 5 — per the latest CMRO guidance.
The U.S. Human Rights Cities Alliance and Pittsburgh Human Rights Working Group hosted an event titled “Housing Justice, Human Rights and Health Webinar: Engaging Locally” with Leilani Farha on Thursday night.

Panelists discuss housing as a human right not a place for profits

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2020
The U.S. Human Rights Cities Alliance and Pittsburgh Human Rights Working Group hosted an event on Thursday, which focused on addressing housing challenges in urban areas and the importance of classifying housing as a human right.
Zach Lewis, a junior physics and astronomy major, said living outside Oakland lets him see more of the City.

Housing options for Pitt students don’t end in Oakland

By Colm Slevin, For The Pitt News October 14, 2020
Even though North, South and Central Oakland are close to campus and have an abundance of housing, not every Pitt student who chooses to live off campus finds themselves living in these neighborhoods. Some students choose to live in other neighborhoods around Pittsburgh such as Squirrel Hill and Shadyside because of finances, comfort with the area and the availability of housing.
Dozens of students have entered Pitt’s quarantine and isolation housing.

Students report ignored dietary restrictions in Pitt’s quarantine housing

By Rebecca Johnson and Rashi Ranjan September 30, 2020
For Emma Krapels, Pitt’s COVID-19 quarantine housing made her sicker than before she entered, but not from coronavirus. Krapels — who has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder where eating gluten causes damage to the small intestine — said she suspects she was given gluten on Sept. 17 while in the housing, causing her to “vomit profusely.”
Litchfield Towers A, B and C are located on lower campus between Fifth and Forbes avenues and house approximately 1,800 students.

Students required to shelter in place prior to returning to in-person classes

By Mary Rose O'Donnell and Ashton Crawley July 20, 2020
Pitt is requiring all students, including those who live off campus, to complete a 14-day shelter-in-place period before attending in-person classes.
An empty hallway in the Forbes-Craig apartment building.

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

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. 
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.

Students support classmates, neighbors with mutual aid

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.
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