University-owned Housing

A photo of Bouquet Gardens.

The University of Pittsburgh owns affordable and well-maintained apartments that are available to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as members of the Oakland community. All University-owned apartments can be rented on a one-year lease. The apartments are unfurnished and range from efficiencies to three-bedroom units located in several neighborhoods close to the University of Pittsburgh. Visit Panther Central for additional information regarding location, price, and available options.  

Undergraduate & Transfer Students  

Undergraduate students are not required to live on-campus and may choose to reside in University-owned apartments or off-campus housing.  

If you are an undergraduate student, you may be eligible to live in the University’s residence halls. If you have a valid housing guarantee, visit Panther Central for more information about your housing options. Undergraduate students without guaranteed on-campus housing are placed on a waiting list and assigned accommodations based on availability. To discuss your eligibility for on-campus housing accommodations, contact Panther Central.  

Graduate Students 

Graduate students are unable to live in on-campus accommodations and must choose to reside in University-owned apartments or independently owned off-campus apartments.  

International Students  

If you are an undergraduate student, you may be eligible to live in one of the University’s residence halls. Contact Panther Central to determine if you have a housing guarantee or need to be placed on the non-guaranteed wait list. However, you are not required to live on-campus and may choose to reside in a University-owned apartment or independently owned off-campus apartment.  

Graduate students and visiting scholars are not eligible to live in the University’s residence halls and will need to reside in University-owned apartments or off-campus accommodations.  

In addition to our resources, the Office of International Services can also help you through this process.