This process applies to all students wishing to live on campus for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Current students may participate in the Re-Contracting Process (March 14 - April 20).
If you are requesting a specific roommate, your application must be completed on or before July 1.
Log into the Pitt portal (my.pitt.edu).
After logging in successfully, click on MY RESOURCES and choose HOUSING E-SERVICES.
Once at the Housing E-Services community, click on Resident Students – Online Services.
PAY YOUR $150 HOUSING DEPOSIT
→New this year – Your PittPAY “Authorized User” has the ability to log into PittPAY directly from the Authorized User Login button at the top of payments.pitt.edu to make the housing deposit on your behalf. Once an Authorized User selects the Make Deposit tab in PittPAY and pays the deposit, you and the Authorized User will receive an email letting you know that the student must finish the housing application process by logging into my.pitt.edu.
PLEASE ONLY PAY THE DEPOSIT ONCE. IF YOU ARE PROMPTED TO PAY THE DEPOSIT A SECOND TIME, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT HOUSING.
Note: You may also pay your housing deposit in person or over the phone with the Pitt-Johnstown Business Office. The Business Office is located in 125 Blackington Hall. The Business Office's phone number is 814-269-7040. Deposits paid at the Business Office will not update to the Housing system immediately. You will need to wait one business day before completing the Housing application. If your deposit has already been paid, you will skip this step and go directly to the Housing application.
COMPLETE THE HOUSING APPLICATION
--Enter your roommate's, last name, first name or ID number and click the search button. Once the system has found your roommate, click the “+” to add him or her to your application.
Your roommate will receive an email asking him or her to accept or decline the invitation.
NOTE: IF YOU PLAN ON COMPLETING A GROUP APPLICATION FOR WILLOW, CPA 4-PERSON, TOWNHOUSES OR LODGES, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS PORTION OF THE APPLICATION. A separate application will be available in the future.
Housing assignment information will be communicated to students in late July or early August. This information will include the room assignment, roommate information, and move-in details.
If you are not 18 years of age at the time you attempt to complete the housing application, you will be required to provide a cosigner for the contract. You will need to provide the email address for your parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian will receive an email with instructions regarding how to co-sign the contract. Once he/she has done so, you will be able continue with the housing application process.
You may return at a later date to edit your preferences by navigating to the location where you originally completed the housing application and choose the EDIT HOUSING APPLICATION feature. Housing Applications may not be changed after July 1.
If you have a specific roommate in mind, please indicate that student on your housing application. You will need the Student ID number of your intended roommate. In turn, your roommate must enter your name/ID number on his/her application. Only mutual roommate requests will be considered. While not guaranteed, every effort will be made to grant roommate requests received before July 1. Roommate requests are granted based upon room availability.
A private room request form will be available beginning April 1, 2018. This is a request form only and does not guarantee the requestor a private room. Each student requesting a private room must have also paid the $150 housing deposit and completed an online housing application. All students should plan on living with a roommate and apply with a roommate during the recontracting process. If private rooms are able to be offered, they will not be offered until after the fall term has begun. Private rooms will be offered based on terms in residence.
Students may choose to triple a room in the LLC or lodges (except Foxfire Lodge). No discount will apply to a voluntarily tripled room. Tripled rooms will be outfitted with a lofted bed system and a third dresser. A group processor should be determined and then a room selected during the online room selection process. After the room is booked, all three students should email the Housing Office at email@example.com stating that they wish to be tripled. Each email should include all student’s names, ID numbers and the room number of the selected room. The Office of Student Housing will then manually add the third person to the room.