COVID-19 - Admissions | University of Pittsburgh

New Ways to Connect

Updated information for visiting Pitt’s campus, experiencing Pitt on your own, and discovering all the other ways you can find your place at Pitt.

This has been an unparalleled year for everyone in so many ways. Nearly one year ago, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA), like so many businesses and organizations around the country and world, had to shut down public-facing services and operate entirely virtual. Thanks to your patience and perseverance, we’ve zoomed through the year engaging and connecting with you in many different ways.   

Limited, Small-Group Campus Tours 

Recent changes related to the pandemic have created opportunities to provide small-group, in-person campus tours through the end of August 2021. 

Interest in Pitt has never been stronger. Pitt has received a record number of applications, nearly 33,000! The demand for visiting/touring campus by admitted and prospective students and families has never been greater. We thank you for your patience, grace, and understanding as we safely move forward with campus tours.   

These one-hour walking tours, guided by a student, will be primarily outdoors (rain or shine), as building access is limited to faculty, staff, and current students. No additional presentations or in-person meetings will be offered. To keep our guests and our community safe, the tours are being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be booked online through our Unscripted Page. Registrants are permitted to bring one guest on the tour. 

Once registered, additional communications with further detailed information will be sent via email.  

Interested in taking a tour on your own?

You can find tips for a self-guided tour on this page.

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Admitted Students (first-year, transfer, international)

We hear you, and we are working to help you imagine your life at Pitt and answer the question, “How do you choose a college without a formal visit?” Please know it is possible. Here’s a story of one student who chose Pitt without ever having visited. Last year, more than 1,600 new undergraduate students enrolled without a formal visit (that is over a third of our incoming class!). The key is to take advantage of every possible opportunity to get to know your future home away from home. Take full advantage of a menu of options. Immerse yourself in everything Pitt — academic, extracurricular, social, athletic, research, innovation, diversity, and latest happenings. Don’t forget to spend some time getting to know one of America’s most dynamic cities—Pittsburgh.


Fall 2022 and Future Undergraduate Enrollment  

In a typical year, by June, the University is hosting large numbers of prospective students and families interested in applying for the following year. As you well know, this is not a typical year. Until we can safely offer on-campus visit programs to larger numbers of students and families, the best way to get to know Pitt is through a number of engagement opportunities that you can find here.

Power of Pitt

At the University of Pittsburgh, we work extremely hard to keep our community safe. The Power of Pitt is our rallying cry to work together by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and washing our hands frequently. You can see what and how students have responded at

Questions about Financial Aid?

Visit the Financial Aid Page.
Phone: (412) 624-7488 (Option 2)


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