Pitt students have the option to stay overnight for free in the Litchfield Towers, a university residence hall in the heart of campus. Families are welcome to find a room at one of the conveniently located hotels in the area.

Spend the Night on Campus

Staying overnight in the Litchfield Towers is optional, but we have a lot of fun things planned, so we encourage you to do it. You must reserve your spot at least two weeks before the start date of your PittStart. Space is limited, so make your reservation today!

Please note:

  • Overnight accommodations are for the first night of PittStart only.
  • Overnight accommodations are for students only.
  • You will share a double room in Tower B with one other PittStart freshman of the same gender.
  • All residence hall rooms will have sheets, a pillow, a light blanket, a wash cloth, and a towel. You will want to bring a heavier blanket/sleeping bag, toiletries, and shower shoes.
  • For security reasons, family members are not allowed to access the Litchfield Towers with you. We have set up escorted tours every half hour so family members can view a residence hall room, if they would like.
  • Students attending PittStart on August 20-21 will move directly into their assigned fall term residence hall room on August 19. These students must have an assignment for fall term housing in one of the university residence halls. Read more about the August Session.
  • You must check out and return your room keycard in its original envelope to Panther Central by 4:30 p.m. There is a keycard drop-off box located in the Towers lobby outside of Panther Central. There will be a $20 fee for keycards that are not returned.

Hotels in the Area

For family members coming to PittStart, convenient local accommodations are listed below. Please call the hotel for reservations and rates.

*Please note: rates may not be honored during Arrival Week.

Parking in Oakland is limited, so we encourage you to ask about hotel shuttle services to campus. Parking will be validated for Soldiers and Sailors parking lot ONLY.

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
0.08 miles from Alumni Hall
For reservations, call 800-864-8287 and use code PADM
Area shuttle complimentary
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
0.51 miles from Alumni Hall
Online: Use the link above for a discounted rate
Area shuttle complimentary
Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
0.58 miles from Alumni Hall
By phone: use code PTJG (Studio Suites) and PTJH (1 bedroom suites)
Online: use code P6A
Area shuttle complimentary
Quality Inn University Center
3401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
0.71 miles from Alumni Hall
Area shuttle complimentary
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University / Medical Center
3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
0.82 miles from Alumni Hall
15% off PITT discount by clicking the hotel link
Courtyard Pittsburgh – Shadyside
5308 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
1.07 miles from Alumni Hall
Ask for the Pitt Visitor Rate
Area shuttle complimentary
HYATT House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside
3553 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
1.10 miles from Alumni Hall
Residence Inn Oakland / University Place
3341 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
1.11 miles from Alumni Hall
For reservations, call and ask for the "Pitt Visitors Rate" or click the link above and use the code 5UV when booking.
HYATT House Pittsburgh/South Side
2795 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
1.34 miles from Alumni Hall
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
120 south Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
1.82 miles from Alumni Hall
Cambria Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
1320 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
1.87 miles from Alumni Hall
Area shuttle complimentary
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Southside Works
2950 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
1.88 miles from Alumni Hall
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty
123 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
1.92 miles from Alumni Hall
Area shuttle complimentary
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
2.8 miles from Alumni Hall

Please call reservations at 412-471-4000 and ask for the University of Pittsburgh special rate OR use online booking code UPT (corporate code box)