COVID-19: Resources for Graduate Students

Resilience Framework  - check frequently for the latest updates

Operational Postures

- Health 

Teaching and Learning (includes Flex@PItt; academic calendar):

- Research

International Graduate Students: Fall 2020 Information (OIS): 

OIS will be hosting a webinar to answer questions from incoming and current international graduate students:  July 17, 2020 at 8am EST.  Register to attend this webinar here

Specific guidance for graduate and professional students and postdocs is available at the University’s COVID-19 response website:  The University will add to this guidance as more information becomes available.

Gradute Student FAQs: 

Please bookmark and frequently visit the University’s definitive source of information for Pitt’s response to COVID–19


Student Emergency Assistance Fund

International Student Emergency Assistance Fund: 

Briea St. Clair, Coordinator of Student Services in the DSAS Office of Graduate Studies, is available to assist students who may be considering applying to either of these funds. Briea is familiar with the requirements and is accessible to you as a confidential sounding board. If you decide to apply, she can help guide you through the process, e.g. how to think through areas of need, documenting need, and so forth.  Please feel free to reach out to Briea directly at

University Counseling Center:  

Racial Trauma & Self-Care Resources

Virtual Workshops 

TAO: Therapy Assistance Online, a private online library of behavioral health resources.

Regular workshops include:

Calming Your Thoughts
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion
Stumbling on Happiness
Finding Hope & Meaning
Healthy Coping Skills
Maintaining Emotional Balance 
Stress Management
Coping with Anxiety
Managing Financial Stress

For TAs/TFs: Please check frequently the constantly-updated resources of the University Center for Teaching and Learning

Flex@Pitt Instructional Model for Fall 2020 

IT Resources to Support Remote Operations:

International Students: Office of International Services


Five-month Rule:


Provost Messages About COVID-19: