Student Life

Outside of the academic classroom setting, there is a whole culture involving life on campus for nearly every interest.  From intellectually-minded pursuits in academically-focused clubs and organizations to health-minded activities such as intermural sports, there is something for everyone.  Take advantage of all the resources that Pitt has to offer for an incredible experience.  

Student Organizations

One of the best aspects of campus life at Pitt is the wealth of activities that contribute to an unforgettable student life experience.  With over 450 student organizations on campus, there are many ways for incoming students to get involved at Pitt.  The organizations span various interests, including academics, competitive sports, religious, service, cultural and more.  For a full list of the organizations, see the organizations directory.  

Pitt Sports

University sports are a large portion of Pitt culture.  In addition to the Club Sports that students may participate in through the student organizations, there are Pitt students, both men and women, who are athletes on the official university teams.  The teams include a variety of sports.  Most notable are football and basketball.  For a discounted rate, students may purchase tickets to see the sporting events when the Pitt teams compete against other university teams.  Some events will not require a fee but the most popular ones will.  See the Pitt Panthers website for more details.  


Unique to Pitt is the PittArts program, which offers incoming students access to fine arts and cultural activities on and off-campus.  This includes free admission to several local museums through the Panther Card, inexpensive seats to cultural events by online purchase and access to Pitt's own campus arts departments.  See a full list of the various organizations involved on the PittArts website.

Pittsburgh Campus

With over 50 buildings in the heart of the Oakland neighborhood, the Pittsburgh campus is a vibrant urban community. Several campus buildings, such as the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union, have been designated as historic landmarks. Incoming students may see the different parts of the Pittsburgh campus online through the virtual tour. Adjacent to this 132-acre campus are several other Pittsburgh universities, such as Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow University.