Residence Life

 What's New in Res Life?

  • Thanks for your patience while the campus and Bradford worked on the water situation.  Water is returning to the campus and maintenance workers are checking all Residence Halls. 
  • Commonly Asked Questions Regarding a Boil Water Advisory
  • The water is back on but students should not drink it, brush your teeth with it (plenty of bottled water is available @ the Commons INFO Desk), make ice with it, or cook with it.  Use bottled water in your coffee makers since that does not bring water to a boil.  Showering and toilet use with the tap water is good.
  • Classes resume March 2.  Students can come back to campus beginning this Sunday.  The Dining room is open for normal meals.
  • Regularly scheduled Health & Safety Room Inspections for Spring are March 2-6, from 1-5 pm. A flyer is posted on all apartment doors with the schedule. Be sure your room is clean!
  • In order for returning students to sign-up for Fall 2015 Housing you need to pay a $125 Housing Deposit fee @ Enrollment Services & register for 12 hours or more of Fall classes by April 3.  Once you do this you will receive an email on April 6 with your appointment time for April 7-10.
  • New Freshmen will receive a letter soon giving you instructions on how to apply for Fall housing.
  • Housing is looking for summer workers.  Stop by Housing for descriptions and an application, which is due March 20.
  • We will be once-again offering FREE summer housing with no meal plan requirement if you will be taking 3 or more hours (in-class, on-line or internship).  Stop by Housing for an application.
  • Residence Halls close on Saturday, March 7 @ 10 am (the last meal in the Dining room is Friday dinner).  There is a $25/hour late check-out fee.
  • Do you need to stay over Spring Break?  Come to Housing to fill out the Spring Break Housing form.
  • For any maintenance concerns, email Dr. Binder (binder@pitt.edu) or text him @ 803-566-9051

 

In our apartment-style residence halls, you'll have:

  • Fully furnished (bed, wardrobe, desk & chair)
  • Living room furniture (couch & chair)
  • Carpeted (no need for area rugs)
  • Window curtains
  • Kitchenettes with microwaves
  • Full size refrigerator
  • Shower curtains  
  • Bathroom trash cans & trash bags
  • Recycling container (no-sort)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light bulbs
  • Vacuum cleaner (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, telephone, 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
  • An undergraduate Resident Assistant who lives in each section (approximately 30 students) to act as a resource and supply items listed above

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 The Bradford 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 

Other resources