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You’re going to love it here!

From day one, you’ll be ready for anything. Members of the campus community will help acclimate you to college living, orient you to our campus and city, and introduce you to the people you’ll work with and learn from. The Pitt community is rich in diversity, which is an essential component of its excellence. At Pitt, students are connected with new experiences, supportive mentors, and a vibrant community. Learn more about the various resources and organizations that will be available to you.

Oakland from above
Living on Campus

Ninety-seven percent of first-year students live on campus. Take a virtual tour of our residence halls and learn more about the most popular spots for freshmen: Residence Hall Virtual Tour Some of the residence halls have special living learning communities arranged by academic, personal, or professional interests so you can live among like-minded peers. Coffee shops, cafés, and food courts are scattered across campus so you’ll never miss a meal or late-night snack. Residential students must purchase a meal plan, because no one can live on coffee and ramen alone.

Litchfield Towers
Litchfield Towers

The Litchfield Towers comprise the largest residential complex on the Pitt campus. The three towers accommodate 1,868 students in air-conditioned singles and doubles. The lobby of the three towers houses a variety of offices and facilities.

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Sutherland Hall
Sutherland Hall

Sutherland Hall is located adjacent to the Petersen Events Center on upper campus, next to the major athletic facilities. Providing a view of the entire University, Sutherland Hall houses 740 primarily first-year students.

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Holland Hall
Holland Hall

Holland Hall is part of the Schenley Quadrangle. The hall is divided into two wings—North and South—and houses 600 mostly first-year students in single, double, triple, and quad accommodations.

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Forbes Hall
Forbes Hall

Forbes Hall is located on Forbes Avenue about four blocks from the Litchfield Towers complex. It houses 232 primarily first-year students in air-conditioned doubles.

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Lothrop Hall
Lothrop Hall

Lothrop Hall is a unique residence facility in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh's renowned Medical Center. Lothrop Hall houses 723 residents, both first-year and upperclass students, mostly in singles and a few doubles.

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Nordenberg Hall
Nordenberg Hall

Mark A. Nordenberg Hall is our newest residence hall, housing 559 first-year students in air-conditioned doubles and triples. Each floor offers two large lounge areas, two smaller study lounges, communal bathrooms, and a laundry room.

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