Campus Life on Pitt

Pitt’s vibrant campus has something for everyone.

The comprehensive First-Year Experience provides new students with social and educational opportunities in the residence halls and throughout campus to help them get connected. The Office of Student Life has more than 350 student organizations that students can join and lead. 

The William Pitt Union, located in the heart of campus, features Nordy’s Place (a student recreation center), the Commuter Student Lounge, the Schenley Café, the Office of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Development, the Student Organization Resource Center, many student meeting rooms, and casual places for students to study or just hang out. Most of the offices within the Division of Student Affairs are housed in the William Pitt Union, including the Dean’s office on the seventh floor. In addition, the O’Hara Student Center hosts many student events, speakers and activities.

For a schedule of events and more information about campus life please visit the website.

Pitt Arts

PITT ARTS, has been connecting University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus students to the cultural life of Pittsburgh since it was founded in 1997. Funded by the Office of the Provost, PITT ARTS sponsors over 115 free student outings for Pitt undergraduates each year, including trips to the symphony, opera, ballet, gallery and museum exhibits, hands-on workshops, jazz concerts, independent film, and much more. The program also provides on-campus art experiences, free museum visits for Pitt students, as well as discounted cultural opportunities for staff, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students. PITT ARTS engages more than 50,000 Pitt students, including repeaters, every single year, and is an active partner in the Outside the Classroom Curriculum.

The Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) provides Pitt students with an incredible array of programs, activities, services, and events that help students connect to each other and the University, assists students in developing skills and attributes that are absolutely necessary for success in today’s marketplace, and helps students grow as unique individuals.