Basic Needs & Campus Resources

As you build your financial plan and navigate your financial choices, you may identify a need for additional resources. One of our goals is to create awareness around basic needs and campus resources that contribute to your financial well-being. As you review the list, remember asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. It shows that you are able to identify an issue and find a solution to resolve the issue. We’re available to discuss these resources with you if you need further clarification.

Pitt and Community Assistance Resources Guide

The University Library System provides a resource guide to assist students who are seeking housing, health, and/or food assistance at the University of Pittsburgh. Click on the below link to learn more.

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Food Assistance

The Pitt Pantry is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to a balanced and nutritious diet by hosting regular shopping hours to obtain food and services. If you are battling food insecurity challenges or had a recent reduction in finances, visit the pantry to with the gap. Click on the food assistance link for local food assistance resources in the Pittsburgh area.

The Pitt Pantry | Student Affairs

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Off-Campus Housing

Pitt’s Off-Campus Living office has a mission to provide students with the information and tools needed to successfully reside in off-campus accommodations. Their services can help you find housing and roommates, resources to safely live off-campus, and the support you’ll need to be a responsible neighbor – from renter’s guides to apartment listings to useful tips. They’re at your service. Below, we have also provided a link to housing assistance in the Pittsburgh area. 

Home | Explore Off-Campus Living | University of Pittsburgh

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Dining Services & Meal Memberships

A key element of our physical well-being is maintaining a meal diet that fits our physical needs. The University of Pittsburgh offers several meal memberships for students who plan to regularly dine on campus. Click on the following link to learn more and explore costs.

Dining Services | Panther Central | University of Pittsburgh

Emotional Wellness

The mission of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to create an inclusive space and provide high quality services that support the emotional well-being of Pitt’s diverse student body. UCC services are provided by a multidisciplinary staff of licensed mental health professionals including clinical social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, and advanced graduate trainees in various mental health disciplines. Please do not suffer alone. Visit the UCC to talk with mental health professional. 

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Free public transportation.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit | Parking, Transportation & Services | University of Pittsburgh

Free-30 minute Bike Rides using POGOH

POGOH | Parking, Transportation & Services | University of Pittsburgh

Additional transportation/mobility services

Mobility | Parking, Transportation & Services | University of Pittsburgh


Your well-being influences your ability to flourish and thrive. While we all come from various backgrounds, have different experiences, and face distinct challenges, learning to improve and maintain the various areas of well-being can help you overcome obstacles, achieve goals, and lead a meaningful and fulfilling life.

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