Commuter Students

Commuter Student Programs


Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh! As a commuter student, you are among the estimated 800 Pitt undergraduate students who commute to campus.

We offer a wide range of opportunities for Pitt commuter students to get involved and experience campus. Here are just some of the ways you can take advantage of what Pitt has to offer:

  1. Get involved on campus by taking a campus job or joining a student organization. If you come to campus only to attend class, you’re not experiencing all that college life has to offer.
  2. Make friends with other commuters and residents so that you can study with them on campus, call them from home when you have a question about your homework, and socialize at university functions. You will make some of your best friends in college if you take the time to reach out.
  3. Have fun. There are numerous ways to enjoy Pitt – use Commuter Student Programs as a springboard to your involvement!

Commuter Services Programs is committed to helping you make the most of your experience here at Pitt. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You can also contact Melissa Warthen, Associate Director for Student Life, – 412-648-2172.


Commuter Student Day 2017 – Date & more information coming soon

All first-year commuter students are required to attend Commuter Student Day, which is designed to share the programs and services available to commuters. Additionally, this day is all about connecting you to other new and returning commuter students.


New Student Orientation 2017 – August 21 – 27

Orientation starts the Pitt experience.  During this week, we gear up for the new school year and welcome all our new students. We host nearly 100 activities and programs before classes begin so new students can take advantage of Pitt’s many resources, meet new people, and make new friends.  A full schedule will be available on May 1, 2017.