Residence Life


  •  What's New in Res Life?

    • Our next Campus-Wide educational event, Healthy Relationships, is Tuesday, Feb 25, 6-9 pm in the University Room.
    • Our next Late-Night event is Silent Clubbing, Friday, Feb. 12, 9-midnight in the University Room.
    • We have a limited number of single female rooms available. If interested email Dr. Binder ASAP.
    • Thanks to the 333 residents (33%) who took the RA Satisfaction survey. Here are the results. Fall 2015 RA Satisfaction Survey
    • Round I of Housing Inspections are Feb. 29 - March 4.  Here's the schedule and what you need to do
    • Check out our Housing & Meal plan rates. We offer high-quality housing with some of the lowest rates in Pennsylvania. 
    • Need something repaired?  Email Dr. Binder (binder@pitt.edu) or text him at 803-566-9051
    • Residence Halls close Saturday, March 5 @ noon for Spring Break.  We re-open Sunday, March 13 @ noon (the first meal back in the Dining room is Sunday Brunch)


    To make your stay with us more enjoyable (and less expensive), here's what we provide in your apartment:

    • Fully furnished (bed, wardrobe, desk & chair)
    • Living room furniture (couch & chair)
    • Carpeted (no need for area rugs)
    • Window curtains
    • Kitchenettes with microwaves & refrigerators
    • Shower curtains  
    • Bathroom trash cans & trash bags
    • Recycling container (no-sort)
    • Toilet paper
    • Light bulbs
    • Vacuum cleaner, mops & brooms (check out from your RA)
    • Central fire alarm systems
    • Full wiring for cable TV (with 100+ channels)
    • Direct line and wireless computer network access to Pitt's web-based network
    • Storage closet in the apartment for your bike, skis and luggage
    • Housing fees cover all utilities (heating, electricity, cable TV, etc.)
    • Easy access to the library, computer labs, the sports center, campus activities and events, and all your friends
    • Educational and social programming by your Resident Assistant
    • An undergraduate Resident Assistant who lives in each section (approximately 30 students) to act as a resource and supply items listed above


    As a reminder, here's what's prohibited in our apartments:

    • Appliances that are not UL listed or have damaged electrical cords
    • Non-grounded extension cords without a surge protector built in
    • Hot plates
    • Toasters
    • Toaster ovens
    • George Forman grills
    • Space heaters (electric or liquid fueled)
    • Electric blankets
    • Halogen lamps
    • Pets (except aquarium fish)
    • Water beds
    • Lofts
    • Candles or other open flame devices
    • Incense and incense burners
    • Hookah
    • E-Cigarettes/Vaporizer
    • Beer funnels
    • Beer pong tables
    • Darts or dart board
    • Fireworks of any kind
    • Paintball guns
    • Hover Boards
    • Weapons. However, if you do bring them (hunting is great in the surrounding area) they will need to be registered and stored at Campus Police


    And, if you did forget something, don't worry. Our Panther Shop, located in the Commons, has a wide assortment of household items.

    Car— You really don't need a car on campus. Everything is within walking distance on campus and the ATA busses run several routes into Bradford 7 days a week, which is paid for by your transportation fee.


    Alcohol Limits (for those 21 or older):

    • 12 pack of beer, or
    • 750 ml of alcohol, or
    • 750 of wine


    Resident Advisors

    To help you ease into college life, we employ specially trained students as Resident Advisors. These RAs, who are upper-class students, assist students with their transition to college, welcome back returning students, provide educational programming, and are a "point-of-contact" for any issues in Residence Life. Your RA lives in your section and has all the supplies you will need for your apartment (trash bags, light bulbs, toilet paper, vacuum, etc.).

     We also provide:

    • Residence Hall Linens Program You can purchase linens that fit our (36X80) beds and other supplies.
    • USA Today, The New York Times and TheBradford Era newspapers through the Newspaper Readership Program to help you stay informed.
    • RESNET - the university's computer network including wireless in all halls
    • Travel & transportation information to help you get around locally and make your trips home more easy

    Other resources

    • What should you bring on move-in day? Here are some suggestions.
    • Need some ideas on how to deal with your new roommate? Here are some things to keep in mind 
    • To request a room repair or maintenance issue contact Ron Binder binder@pitt.edu