Campus News

A night sky with stars visible
Tonight through Dec. 14, Pittsburghers will have a chance to see the geminid meteor shower. Astronomy’s Sandhya Rao offers her tips for viewing.
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Pitt uses information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a variety of educational financing options, including scholarships and work study. That’s why it’s so important for students to fill out the FAFSA every year and as soon as possible.
A green wreath on a blue wall in a classroom with brown desks and chairs
Though there is no in-person Holiday Open House for Pitt’s iconic Nationality Rooms this year, Pittwire has collected photos of years gone by to get you in the holiday spirit. Take a look.
A woman in a green dress sitting in a chair next to a white skull with decorations on it, on a table
This year’s longstanding holiday tradition hosted by the University of Pittsburgh is a two-week virtual celebration of cultures from around the world.
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Diversity and inclusion and institutional resilience are key priorities for the fourth year of the Pitt Seed program.
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Pitt experts know moving back home during a pandemic and sheltering in place around loved ones isn’t easy. Here are some of their tips for prioritizing your health and well-being during this time and throughout the holidays—and talking to friends and family about the same.
A panther statue in front of the Cathedral of Learning, covered in snow
As Pitt’s fall term comes to a close in an academic year like no other, the need for flexibility amid changing postures due to COVID-19 has been the rule. Here to help is a handy guide to important dates and updates for Pittsburgh campus students and employees on housing, building access, libraries, dining and more.
A woman in a blue Pitt face mask and shirt browses the Pitt-Greensburg website
In an effort to continue offering flexible modes of learning and foster student engagement through an extended winter recess, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will offer 10 remote courses in a first-ever winter session to all Pitt students.
An artist's depiction of a map with an octopus stretching over the Black Sea and Russia
More than a billion people use Google Maps each month—but have you ever stopped to consider what makes the tool work? Tomorrow, a multidisciplinary series of virtual events celebrates the technology behind maps. Join a hackathon, test your knowledge at trivia or see an exhibit of cartographic curiosities, aka strange maps.
a field of American flags posted in grass
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is hosting virtual events and physical displays that recognize the sacrifices of veterans this week.