Living in Pittsburgh

As a major university located within a vibrant urban setting rich in diverse traditions and cultures, the University of Pittsburgh offers students the best of big city living within the safety of friendly neighborhoods.

A valid Pitt ID gets you free or heavily discounted admission into many of Pittsburgh's very accessible cultural and sporting events. Even better, your Pitt ID can get you there fare-free via a Port Authority bus. We've included a few of our favorite links below for you to explore.

Visit the pages below to find out more about many benefits and opportunities available to our graduate students and their families. Many of these resources are highlights from the A&S-GSO Grad Guide, a guide to Pittsburgh and campus living written by Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences graduate students.

Transportation, Parking and Safety


Child Care and Information

Legal Services

Employment Assistance for Significant Others

General Pittsburgh Information

Arts & Entertainment

Sports and Recreation

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