Residence Halls

Residence Halls

 

Living On-Campus

We offer several housing options for undergraduate students, 11 of which are our residence halls. Most residents choose to live in one of our residence halls, as these accommodations provide fundamental amenities: furniture, cable TV, wireless Internet, printing, vending, email kiosks, study and recreation lounges, fitness centers, laundry facilities, and mail centers. Most residence halls also offer Living Learning Communities, allowing students who share special academic or personal interests to live and learn together.
 
For more information on each residence hall, connect with Panther Central
 

First Year Student Residence Halls

Brackenridge Hall

Brackenridge Hall offers suite-style living with three-, four-, and five-person suites for upperclass students. Residents enjoy a large communal lounge, study space, laundry facilities on the top floor of the building, and gym facilities on the main floor. Each suite features a MicroFridge and a private bathroom. Brackenridge Hall is home to the upperclass Business and Leadership Living Learning Communities. The Pitt Shop is on the lower level of Brackenridge, accessible from Forbes Avenue.

Bruce Hall

Bruce Hall, home to the College of Business Administration Living Learning Community, is a suite-style residence hall with three-, four-, and five-person suites for first-year students. A classroom is located on the sixth floor of the building, used for student programming and LLC activities. Laundry facilities are provided on every floor, with gym facilities provided in neighboring Brackenridge Hall. The UPS Store and a 7-11 convenience store are located on the lower level of Bruce Hall, accessible via Forbes Avenue.

Forbes Hall

Forbes Hall, home to the first-year Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC), is located on Forbes Avenue about four blocks from the Litchfield Towers complex. Some of these air-conditioned double-occupancy rooms have adjoining semi-private powder rooms. Each floor has communal showers, a kitchenette, and a laundry area, as well as a common study area. The second floor has a large recreation hall for student programming and LLC activities and a rooftop patio that overlooks Forbes Avenue.

Holland Hall

Holland Hall offers spacious single, double, triple, and quad-style rooms with communal bathrooms and kitchenettes on each floor. Located above the University Bookstore, Holland Hall features a spacious lounge on the top floor for study and activity use. Laundry facilities are provided in the building. Holland residents are invited to use the gym facility in neighboring Brackenridge Hall.

Nordenberg Hall

Mark A. Nordenberg Hall is Pitt’s newest first-year student residence hall. Students in Nordenberg Hall enjoy quiet study lounges, television lounges, communal bathrooms, and convenient laundry rooms on each floor. The building also boasts a fitness facility, music practice rooms, and a student mail room. Each room (doubles and triples) comes equipped with a 40-inch flat screen TV, microwave, and mini-refrigerator. Nordenberg Hall is also home to the University Wellness Center (which includes Student Health Service and the University Counseling Center), located on the second floor of the building. Retail space and the University Pharmacy are located on the first floor, which is accessible from Fifth Avenue.

Sutherland Hall

Residents of Sutherland Hall, a first-year student community, enjoy suite-style living comprised of spacious double rooms conjoined by a shared a bathroom. Each floor is equipped with two study lounges and a main lobby that clubs and organizations may use as a meeting location. Sutherland is in close proximity to most of Pitt’s athletic facilities, including the Petersen Events Center, Fitzgerald Field House, and Trees Hall. The west wing of Sutherland houses the first-year Honors Living Learning Community. Sutherland houses not only The Perch, a large dining hall on campus, but also the Upper Campus Computing Center, a mail room, coffee cart, and a convenience store. Also, Sutherland is one of the main stops for the 10A Pitt shuttle.

Tower A

Tower A, home to first-year students, provides double-occupancy rooms with communal bathroom accommodations. Every third floor has a lounge space for studying, television viewing, programming, and connecting with residents from other floors. Tower A is connected to the Litchfield Towers Recreation Center and is a close neighbor to Market Central, Panther Central, and the University mailroom, all located in the Litchfield Towers lobby.

Tower B

Tower B provides first-year students with double-occupancy rooms with communal bathroom accommodations. Every third floor has a lounge space for studying, television viewing, programming, and connecting with residents from other floors. Tower B is a close neighbor to the Litchfield Towers Recreation Center, Market Central, Panther Central, and the University mailroom, all located in the Litchfield Towers lobby.

Tower C

Tower C, home to both first-year and upperclass students, is centrally located on Pitt’s historic lower campus in Litchfield Towers. Conveniently located near the University mailroom, Market Central, and Panther Central, Tower C provides students with a private room and communal bathrooms. Each floor contains a spacious lobby area equipped with lounge furniture, HD television, foosball, ping-pong, and pool tables, and a hydration station. In addition, every third floor contains a large, furnished lounge equipped with a television where students can study or interact with friends.


 

Upperclass Student Residence Halls

Amos Hall

Amos Hall is part of the Schenley Quadrangle and houses nine sororities. The 135 upperclass women residents live in sorority suites featuring a kitchen, private bathrooms, living room, and chapter room. Amos Hall does not have resident assistants, but oversight is provided by RAs in Holland Hall.

Irvis Hall

Pennsylvania Hall is located on upper campus, conveniently adjacent to the Petersen Events Center. All rooms are air-conditioned, four-person suites—double rooms with private baths. The floors are co-ed, and each room comes equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. In addition to the sweeping views of South Oakland, Schenley Park and the Monongahela River on the upper floors, each floor offers an open lounge and laundry facilities. The spacious common area on the ground floor contains a coffee cart, fitness center, a student mail center, and Multipurpose Room. Pennsylvania Hall houses two Living Learning Communities: the upperclass Health Sciences and Honors LLCs.

Lothrop Hall

Lothrop Hall, a community-style, coeducational residence hall for predominantly upperclass students, offers single-room accommodations; a select few suite-style options are also available. While the majority of rooms include an in-room sink, each wing has a communal bathroom. All 14 floors include a large lounge space for studying and socializing. Located on the main floor are the community’s laundry facilities, student mailroom, courtyard, and newly renovated fitness center, along with extra study space and a lounge containing billiard and ping-pong tables.

McCormick Hall

McCormick Hall, an upperclass student residence hall, contains rooms ranging from doubles to seven-person suites. McCormick is also home to the Cathedral suites, a two-story suite with a large common area. Each suite features a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator and one or more private bathrooms. Laundry facilities are available on the top floor of the building, while gym facilities are provided in neighboring Brackenridge Hall.

Panther Hall

11 Resident Assistants/ 1 Resident Director – Panther Hall houses 511 upper-class students and is home to three Living Learning Communities: Multicultural, upperclass Engineering, and upperclass Service to Others.

Tower C

Tower C, home to both first-year and upperclass students, is centrally located on Pitt’s historic lower campus in Litchfield Towers. Conveniently located near the University mailroom, Market Central, and Panther Central, Tower C provides students with a private room and communal bathrooms. Each floor contains a spacious lobby area equipped with lounge furniture, HD television, foosball, ping-pong, and pool tables, and a hydration station. In addition, every third floor contains a large, furnished lounge equipped with a television where students can study or interact with friends.