Resources

Pitt Police

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department works hard to ensure the safety of all the Pitt community members and facilities.

PittPay

PittPay is the Student Payment Center where you can submit your tuition and other payments.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization that promotes performing arts events, visual arts exhibitions, theatre productions, and musical concerts in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Pittsburgh International Airport

The official website of the Pittsburgh airport with information about the airport, travel tips, and transportation options.

Pittsburgh Parent

Pittsburgh Parent’s website and their print magazine offer information on cultural attractions, schools, sports and enrichment activities, summer camps and other resources for Pittsburgh area families. They also provide articles and advice on relocating to Pittsburgh, raising children, and other family concerns.

Pittsburgh Public Schools

If you live within the city of Pittsburgh, you can find your neighborhood school and information on enrollment on the Pittsburgh Public Schools website. In Pennsylvania, attendance at school is compulsory for all children ages 8 to 17 or upon graduation from high school, whichever is sooner. Public school is free for children beginning with Kindergarten to Grade 12 (approximately ages 5 to 18). Eligibility for attendance at a particular public school is based upon where you live.

Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)

PUMP is an organization of young professionals who want to be involved in civic engagement, community building, and social networking activities in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Home to Pittsburgh’s largest collection of zoological exhibits, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium displays over 400 types of species. Located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

PittServes

PittServes is a University-wide initiative created to empower the University of Pittsburgh members with the ability to truly make an impact on the Pittsburgh community through a diverse range of volunteer and service opportunities.

PSI International Student & Scholar Health Insurance

While the University of Pittsburgh does not specifically endorse any other health plans, the following resource may offer acceptable coverage.

Rainbow Alliance

Undergraduate LGBTQA Students

Registrar's Office

The Registrar’s Office is where you will direct most of your enrollment, academic record, and transcripts questions.

Religiously Affiliated Schools

In addition to public schools, there are a number of religiously affiliated schools offering instruction from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Generally, these schools will charge tuition although some scholarships or discounts may be available. In Pennsylvania, attendance at school is compulsory for all children ages 8 to 17 or upon graduation from high school, whichever is sooner. Public school is free for children beginning with Kindergarten to Grade 12 (approximately ages 5 to 18). Eligibility for attendance at a particular public school is based upon where you live.

Residence Life

Residence Life provides all the staff and programming inside the residence halls on campus. The Residence Life staff works very hard to help students living on campus feel like a part of their community.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE)

The University of Pittsburgh values the safety and health of all members of the Pitt community and seeks to foster an environment in which its students and employees treat other persons with respect, civility, and dignity. On the SHARE website, you can learn more about how the University policies, responses to these situations, and resources for everyone.  SHARE has also created Pitt’s VAWA Visa and Immigration Resource, which provides a plain language explanation of visa and immigration options for those who have been the victims or survivors of sexual or interpersonal violence.

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. If you are hired for employment in the United States, you will need to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) from this office.

Student Affairs

You can find a comprehensive list of all the Student Affairs departments on the Student Affairs website. Here are the student-centered offices that seem to be most frequently utilized by international students.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is a part of the National Security Investigations Division and acts as a bridge for government organizations that have an interest in information on nonimmigrants whose primary reason for coming to the United States is to be students. SEVP uses the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) as their database to track and monitor non-immigrants in these categories.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) - SEVIS Fee

Before students and exchange visitors obtaining F and J status can apply for a visa stamp to enter the United States, they must pay the SEVIS fee. This fee is payment for the administrative processing of SEVIS documents and monitoring.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) - Travel Information

General questions and answers related to travel while on an F visa.