Pitt Arrival Signs
As you approach Pittsburgh watch for the overhead highway message signs to guide you. There will also be numerous signs on campus with the Pitt Arrival logo on them to direct you.
Unloading Zones & Hours
The parking pass provided to you in your Notice of Housing Assignment email will allow you access to convenient unloading zones for one hour.
Your Unloading Zones: Ruskin Avenue
Your Unloading Hours
You have been assigned a specific date and time to move-in, which is specified on your Pitt Arrival parking pass. The parking pass can be found as an attachment to the Notice of Housing Assignment which was emailed to you in July. Please print the parking pass and display it prominently on your vehicle’s dashboard when you arrive on campus.
Cart Stations & Wristbands
At the cart station, you will be able to borrow a wheeled cart to help you unload your vehicle. Please have your University of Pittsburgh ID out when you get to the cart station.
Due to high demand, each family may sign out ONE cart. If you have a small handcart or dolly available to you, it is advisable to bring your own. Carts will be provided for a period of two hours free of charge, but as a courtesy to your fellow students, please return your cart immediately after unloading. After two hours a late fee of $20 will be charged to your student account. If you fail to return your cart, your student account will be charged $125 to replace it.
Also at the cart station, all friends and family assisting you will receive wristbands as a security measure. All members of the group must be present at the cart station, including the resident student, to receive a wristband in order to gain access to the residence halls.
Your Cart Station Locations: Ruskin Hall Patio
Accessing Your Room
As a security measure, your helper must wear a wristband in order to access residence halls. Wristbands are obtained at the cart station. The resident student must accompany their helper to the cart station in order to obtain a wristband. Wristbands are only valid during move-in hours.
Room Access and Mailbox Information
Our residence halls and apartments are card-swipe accessible. Your Panther Card will serve as your door key.
Ruskin Hall residents receive U.S. Postal Service mail in Ruskin Hall. All UPS and FedEx packages for students in Ruskin Hall will be delivered to the Towers Mail Center and will be available for pickup at that location in the Tower B lobby.
Long Term Parking
You have one hour to unload your vehicle, after which you must move it to a long-term parking location. The parking pass allows you to park free all day on the day of your move-in in long term parking locations. Please prominently display the parking pass on your vehicle’s dashboard.
Your Long Term Parking Location: (Can be seen on map above, when zooming out)
Soldiers & Sailors Garage
4101 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(Entrance is on Bigelow Blvd.)
Clearance Height: 6’6”, Fourth floor: 6’2”
Monday – Friday: 6am – Midnight
Saturday – Sunday: 8am - Midnight
Large vehicles can be difficult to accommodate. If your vehicle is over 6'2" in height you may have difficulty accessing some of our parking garages. Large vehicles can be accommodated at the following locations (can be seen on map above, when zooming out):