Celebrate Responsibly

Celebrate Responsibly


We encourage our students to celebrate the start of a new semester—but students should be aware that the Student Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced during any and all celebrations.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Criminal Mischief: property damage of any kind
  • Arson: setting or fueling a fire
  • Alcohol Violations: underage drinking, public drunkenness, and/or open containers
  • Failure to Disperse: failure to obey officers’ command to leave an area or direction to go to a specific area

Failure to follow the Student Code of Conduct may result in suspension, dismissal, fines, and/or community service. Remember: a criminal record could affect future employment opportunities.

A conduct violation is never a treat. Be smart. Be safe. Don’t jeopardize your future. Celebrate responsibly.

Be a Good Neighbor

Oakland is one of the most highly populated neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh, with a diverse mix of residents—including college students, the elderly, and young families. This unique blend of residents, especially in an urban setting, can generate conflicts over a wide range of issues (commonly referred to as Town/Gown issues), not the least of which are off-campus parties.

We expect you, as Pitt students, to demonstrate civically responsible behavior at all times, which includes respecting your neighbors while attending or hosting parties. Whether you live on-campus or off-campus, you are expected to live by the common values expressed in the Pitt Promise.

Rooftop Safety

Stay Grounded.


In the City of Pittsburgh, it is illegal to be on a rooftop. If you have a rooftop maintenance issue that needs to be addressed, please contact your landlord to have it fixed.