The University of Pittsburgh today notified students of their housing assignments for the upcoming academic year, including the estimated 25% of first-year students that will live in three nearby hotels to reduce density in residence halls.
The email notifications were sent this morning for the 11 residence halls on the Pittsburgh campus along with three entire hotels:
- Residence Inn Pittsburgh University Medical Center at 3896 Bigelow Blvd.
- Residence Inn Pittsburgh University Place at 3341 Forbes Ave.
- Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center at 100 Lytton Ave.
Student housing is being expanded with hotels to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. All three hotels are within a 15-minute walk of the Cathedral of Learning, comparable to many other residence halls including Forbes, Lothrop and Sutherland halls. Each hotel will operate in the same way as campus housing, with 24-hour security as well as Resident Assistant and Resident Director staff to provide supervision and support. University shuttle routes will also be updated to provide service to these locations.
Panther Central has posted this FAQ with more details about University Housing for the upcoming academic year.