Campus News

Gallagher in a blue Pitt polo
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher delivered his monthly report to Senate Council on Thursday, May 14. The session was open to the public, as always, but held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Miss the meeting? To help you stay informed and save time, we’ve selected five notable items to share from the Chancellor’s update.  
A woman in a white sweater talking
While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the initial timeline, development of an updated strategic plan for the University continues with information sessions, goal revision and leadership engagement.
A student walks on campus, with the Cathedral of Learning in the background
With the University operating in a modified status, internal planning to ramp up physical operations has begun. Three task forces are envisioning the process from multiple perspectives to align with public safety guidance.
Amy Baby in a green shirt working on a laptop on a table
Thanks to system administrators, IT workers and computer scientists, Assistant Professor Amy Babay says networks and internet services have been able to withstand the extra strain during COVID-19.
A series of Pitt flags on lamp posts
Pitt2Pitt provides spring 2020 graduates streamlined admissions and additional funding to continue their education at Pitt in areas like public health, data science and management.
a mortarboard with Pitt script on top
On April 26, 2020, thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the virtual commencement ceremony—the first celebration of its kind at Pitt. Watch the video here.
students walking on a sidewalk in front of the Cathedral
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher today announced that he and his senior leadership team have committed a portion of their salaries to support students and the Pitt community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cathedral of Learning behind trees on a sunny day
The University of Pittsburgh has been named the top public university in the Northeast, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. This is the fourth time in five years that Pitt has received this No. 1 recognition.
Regina Munsch and Mark Novales, both wearing black
Regina Munsch and Mark Novales came to Pitt for different reasons, but each had a gut feeling: it was a good match from the start. Now, they’re set to graduate, and will cheer on their classmates as the undergraduate speakers at Sunday’s celebration of the Class of 2020.
Prince Matthews in a pink shirt and black suit, and Stephanie Wiltman
Meet Prince Matthew and Stephanie Wiltman—the graduate students speaking at Sunday’s celebration of the Class of 2020.