*last edited on January 14, 2021. Check back frequently for updates. Contact Graduate Studies at email@example.com if you have specific questions.
- Academic calendar
- Spring 2021 Arrival Details: Students traveling to campus communities or nearby residences should plan to arrive beginning January 29.
- COVID-19 Standards and Guidelines: View guidelines for academics, research, health, facilities, travel and more.
- Bookstore Ordering Information: International shipping available; expect delays.
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Defenses can be held virtually. View tips for a virtual defense.
- Flex@Pitt Instructional Model: Individual students can choose how to participate in classes. Graduate students who have teaching responsibilities can choose to teach remotely. Classrooms will be equipped with technology to accommodate for both instructors and students. Teaching assistants and teaching fellows can find resources to implement Flex@Pitt.
- Photo IDs including Using Online Photo Submission to Request Your ID and View Frequently Asked Questions
- Remote Access to Library Resources and updated in-person Hillman Library hours
- Student Computing Labs and locations
- Guidelines for Research Trainees during COVID-19 Operations
- Graduate Students and Postdocs can reach out with concerns about research as well as teaching assignments or anything else in the following ways:
Campus Parking: Non-permit holders can park on campus at several lots, including the O’Hara parking garage, Soldiers and Sailors parking garage (view lot locations on a campus map) and others, at a daily rate of $5.00 payable through the ParkMobile App.
International Students and Postdocs
- Information for International Graduate Students
- Letter to U.S. Consular Services to explain how Flex@Pitt is aligned with Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance and for students to print and take with them to visa appointments and when at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
- Five-month Rule
- Remaining in the U.S.
- Health Care
Health and Wellness
- In late January, UPMC will start vaccinating a limited number of Pitt Health Sciences students each week, with prioritization given to students who are doing rotations in the highest-risk, patient-facing settings. Pitt is also actively engaged in securing approval for COVID-19 vaccinations for our students, faculty and staff.
- Pitt will provide one COVID-19 test through Quest for all students returning to our campus communities if ordered between January 13–27, 2021.
- Two student self-care days, on which there are no classes, are scheduled for February 23 and March 24. Note that some graduate and professional programs, particularly those with required clinical experiences, may observe different self-care dates; please check with your program for details.
- Counseling Center, including Workshops Just for Grads and Therapy Assistance Online
- LifeSolutions for postdocs
- Mental Health & Coping during COVID-19 from the CDC
- Pitt Community Health and Safety
- Zoom Video Conferencing
- Technology Assistance: Through Pitt IT, you can borrow a remote device or a hotspot that you may need for your training.
- Flex@Pitt Hybrid Classroom Technology
- Disability Resource Services
- Graduate News, Policies and Events
- Graduate Resources
- Office of Academic Career Development
- Postdoctoral Training
- School Ombudspersons for Graduate Students and Postdocs
- Strategies for Academic Success
- Graduate and Professional Student Government
- Pan-African Graduate and Professional Student Association (PANAF)
- Pitt Parents Yammer Group to share information and ideas with one another
- Pitt Commons: Looking to connect with a mentor? Sign up to develop professional relationships with Pitt faculty, staff, postdocs, and alumni.
- University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association
- Fall 2020 COVID-19 Student Survey
- University-wide Graduate and Professional Student Orientation materials (for new students)
- Community Assistance Resources updated with COVID-19 Resources: compiled by the University Library System for Pitt students seeking housing, health, and food assistance.
- The Pitt Pantry (a food pantry) will be available during the spring semester. Official spring semester hours and the new online request form for pre-packaged food and hygiene boxes will be released in mid-January.
- Student Emergency Assistance Fund
- Meal Scholarship Program: This new program from the Campus Basic Needs Committee provides an additional short-term food resource for students facing food insecurity caused by an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances. Apply using this form.