The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

A person in a dark shirt and face mask uses a spray bottle to clean a surface
Newly initiated as part of the University’s response to coronavirus, the Pandemic Safety Ambassador Network of volunteers helps inform and educate those on campus about health and safety protocols.
An aerial view of Oakland
The City of Pittsburgh seeks stakeholder input regarding the Oakland Plan, which will guide area investments, land-use regulations and infrastructure improvements.
A person in a face mask uses a laptop while sitting on the lawn in front of Heinz Chapel
Students are encouraged to responsibly enjoy the lawns around the Pittsburgh campus, including the Cathedral of Learning, Petersen Events Center, Schenley Plaza and Soldiers & Sailors.
Two people put trash into bags outdoors
Jessica Benham (A&S ’19) founded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, and her disability rights work can be seen all around town—including area cleanup days and the Pittsburgh airport.
A man in a Pitt face mask and striped shirt
Compressing the academic calendar to finish on-campus learning by Thanksgiving break means Labor Day is a class and work day at Pitt this year. The move was designed to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday travel season.
A person in a face mask next to a tablet
Face coverings are now required—indoors and out—regardless of Pitt’s operational posture.
Two people swipe into a building
Staff and faculty are invited to be part of the Building Safety Concierge Program—a network that promotes and supports healthy behaviors in University buildings.
A woman in a black and white dress stands next to a DNC Milwaukee banner
This week, Katie Fricchione (A&S ’12) is putting her Pitt degree to work as deputy director of public engagement for the DNC. And public health graduate student Amy Raslevich shared her personal story with the likes of Nancy Pelosi during a panel on health care coverage.
A hand holding a bowl with various colorful foods inside
Expanded local partnerships are brewing as the University begins the 2020-21 academic year with a new dining services partner and local coffee suppliers. Also on the menu: more flexible meal plans, new dining options and spaces for physically distanced dining.
a lit LED candle
This year marks a celebration of the 100th annual Lantern Night, and like many events, it looks a little different this year. But this isn’t the first time the tradition has evolved.