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University of Pittsburgh--Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

4227 Fifth Avenue

First Floor Alumni Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

Phone: 412-624-7488

Fax: 412-648-8815

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Title:Visit Center Specialist
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
4227 Fifth Avenue, 120 Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Admissions Office Phone:4126247488
Admissions Office Fax:4126488815
Admissions Office Email:oafa@pitt.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Cathedral of Learning
William Pitt Union
Heinz Chapel
Petersen Event Center
Sennott Square
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Carnegie Museum of Art and History
PNC Park (Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates)
Andy Warhol Museum
Heinz Field (Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers)
Shadyside/Walnut Street Shopping District

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday - Friday
8:30am-5:00pm
Phone Number:4126247488
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
Average Length:Varies
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:visitctr@pitt.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Saturday Appointments Available:No
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Mon-Fri at 10 am and 2 pm.
Email Address to Sign-Up:viscntr@pitt.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Contact Athletic Department
Advance Notice:Other

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Not Available
Advance Notice:Other
Arrangements:Other

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
By bus - Greyhound-Trailways -www.greyhound.com- bus station in Pittsburgh is located at 55 11th Street, downtown within about three miles of Pitt's campus. The campus can be reached by taxi service or by Port Authority Bus lines on Fifth Avenue, several blocks from the station. Yellow Cab (412-321-8100) and People's Cab (412-466-8300) provide service to the Oakland area. Fares from downtown are approximately $11-$14. By plane - Pittsburgh International Airport is about 20 miles west of Pitt. For $3.25 one way, the 28X Airport Flyer runs about every 20 minutes from the airport to Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh. To learn more about this and other forms of ground transportation click here. From the airport - Depart the airport and take PA state route 60 toward Pittsburgh. Merge onto US route 22-30 east which will turn into I-279. After going through the Ft. Pitt tunnel, merge right onto I-376 toward Monroeville via exit 6A. After approximately three miles, take the Forbes Ave exit 2A toward Oakland. Forbes Ave will take you into the heart of Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh. Approximate distance and time from the airport: 20 miles/30-40 minutes. By train - Amtrak -www.amtrak.com- (1-800-872-7245 in Western PA) has two east-bound trains and two west-bound trains each day. Connections can be made in Chicago and New York. The terminal is located at Liberty and Grant Streets downtown. Transportation to Pitt from downtown can be made by bus or cab.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
By car from the East - Cars traveling from the east via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 57 to I-376 West. From I-376 West take Exit 73B, Oakland, onto Bates Street. Remain in the right lane on Bates Street and proceed across the Boulevard of the Allies. Follow Bates Street until it ends at Bouquet Street and turn left onto Bouquet. Follow Bouquet until the traffic light at Forbes Avenue. At the stop light, turn right onto Forbes Avenue. From the West - Cars traveling from the west via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 28 and follow I-79 South to I-279 South. (You exit to the left off I-79.) Follow I-279 South to the I-579/Veteran's Bridge exit. Take I-579 to the Oakland/Monroeville exit onto the Boulevard of the Allies. Follow Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes Avenue exit on your right. Merge onto Forbes Avenue which leads right into the Pitt campus. From the North - Take I-79 South to I-279 South. (You exit to the left off I-79.) Follow I-279 South to the I-579/Veteran's Bridge exit. Take I-579 to the Oakland/Monroeville exit onto the Boulevard of the Allies. Follow Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes Avenue exit on your right. Merge onto Forbes Avenue which leads right into the Pitt campus. From the South - Follow I-79 North to the I-279 North Downtown Pittsburgh exit. Follow I-279 North into the city through the Fort Pitt Tunnels. Stay in the right lane before entering the tunnels. Take the I-376 East Monroeville exit. Follow I-376 East to the Forbes Aveue/Oakland exit. Merge onto Forbes Avenue which leads right into the Pitt campus
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
a few of the many hotels available in the University of Pittsburgh area Courtyard by Marriott - Shadyside 5308 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412) 683-3113 1-800-321-2211 1.54 miles from Alumni Hall Ask for the Pitt Visitor Rate Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center* 3896 Bigelow Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-621-2200 1-800-331-3131 0.8 miles from Alumni Hall By phone: use code PTJG (Studio Suites) and PTJH (1 Bedroom Suites) Online: use code P6A Hilton Garden Hotel University Place 3454 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-683-2040 1-877-999-3223 1.0 miles from Alumni Hall Hampton Inn 3315 Hamlet Street Pittsburgh PA 15213 412-681-1000 1-800-426-7866 1.3 miles from Alumni Hall The Holiday Inn* 100 Lytton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-682-6200 1-800-465-4329 0.1 miles from Alumni Hall Please use code PADM for the Pitt Admissions Rate Shadyside Inn Suites* 5405 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-441-4444 1-800-767-8483 1.1 miles from Alumni Hall SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Bakery Square* 134 Bakery Square Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-362-8600 1-888-236-2427 3 miles from Alumni Hall Online: Please use code UPT for the Pitt Admissions Rate

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Office of Admissions
    4227 Fifth Avenue, 120 Alumni Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    Phone: 412-624-7488
    Fax: 412-648-8815
    Email: oafa@pitt.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Not Available
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