Graduate and Professional Student Lounge

The new Graduate and Professional Student Lounge opened in fall 2019 in the William Pitt Union. This space is just for you! E-mail the Graduate and Professional Student Government at for details.

Graduate Study and Dissertation Writing Rooms

These rooms, located in 401, 402, and 403 Hillman Library, provide a quiet environment in which graduate students can pursue research and writing.

The Graduate Study Room is a quiet space for graduate students only. Students can get access by submitting their Pitt ID number. When access is granted, students are notified by e-mail, generally within 24 hours during weekdays. Visit Graduate Study Room to download the request form.

The Dissertation Writing Room provides a quiet place to study for students who have passed their comprehensive exams, who are currently taking dissertation credits, and who are pursuing dissertation research and/or are in the writing phase of their program. PhD carrels are available on a first-come, first-served basis and include an assigned desk and locking storage. Visit Dissertation Writing Room to download the eligibility form.


PittServes helps students to find meaningful local, national, and international service opportunities. The office focuses on sustainability, education, and community development.

Pitt and Community Assistance Resources

The University Library System has compiled a resource list for Pitt students seeking housing, health, and food assistance.

Pitt Farmers Market

The Pitt Farmers Market brings local purveyors and food trucks to campus every Thursday in the fall and select Thursdays in the spring and summer. Local vendors sell produce, pastries, baked goods, freshly pressed juices, pasture-raised meats, eggs, and prepared foods. Dining Dollars, Panther Funds, Lunch Money, cash, and credit cards are accepted.

Pitt Pantry

In addition to ensuring that all Pitt students (and their families) have regular access to a balanced and nutritious diet, the Pitt Pantry also provides nonperishable foods, fresh produce, hygiene items, and school supplies for eligible shoppers. Pitt Pantry is located in the basement of Bellefield Presbyterian Church at 4001 Fifth Avenue.


Thriftsburgh is a student-managed University thrift store that stocks clothing and small household items. At the beginning of the fall term, the store sells gently used items such as clothing, kitchen items, mini refrigerators, storage containers, and other small furniture items that are helpful in furnishing an apartment on a budget.