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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.

Studying abroad, students create homes away from home

Studying abroad, students create homes away from home

By Claudia Huggins, For The Pitt News

November 14, 2019

Students have a number of different housing options when they study abroad, depending on the program.

Opinion | From the other perspective: Landlord advice for prospective tenants

Opinion | From the other perspective: Landlord advice for prospective tenants

By Loretta Donoghue, Staff Columnist

November 13, 2019

Through every step of the renting process — from the first day you view the apartment to the final days you live there — you need to have a working relationship where you can openly communicate your questions and concerns.

Satire | A day in the life of Ricardo, my South Oakland House Mouse

Satire | A day in the life of Ricardo, my South Oakland House Mouse

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

November 13, 2019

Ricardo the South Oakland House Mouse begins his day as all South Oakland mice do.

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.

Student renters raise the bar off-campus

Student renters raise the bar off-campus

By David Solomon and Olivia Kolesar | For The Pitt News

November 17, 2017

In his spare time this summer, Garrett Heid got crafty with some IKEA furniture he had lying around, a few pieces of wood and a 22-gauge stainless steel door from a fridge he found during his part-time construction job. “I don’t know if you know what 22-gauge steel is?” Heid said. “It’s basic...

Pitt athletes build chemistry from rooming together

Pitt athletes build chemistry from rooming together

By Adam Richman / for The Pitt News

November 13, 2015

After a game, men’s soccer midfielders Raj Kahlon and Darcy Bloemen unwind and break down the action — by playing Madden back in their apartment. “Madden is a strategic game, so after soccer, we’ll play Madden. That makes us critique every part of the game,” Kahlon said. What makes this ana...

Scouting the Oakland neighborhoods

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 13, 2015

Finding a place to live can be more daunting than a charging 250-pound linebacker. Thousands of students scramble every winter to find housing, hoping for a good fit and avoid the scrum. With such a big decision and so many other students hunting for housing, we’ve decided to break down housing arou...

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