Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business // Student Life

Student Life



As a current student, you will find pertinent information located on Canvas. More information on Canvas will be provided at orientation.


Information about your Pitt e-mail address will be sent to your personal e-mail address from the Computing Services and Systems Department (CSSD).


Interested in purchasing a laptop? For additional information, call the Katz IT Helpdesk at 412-648-1601.

Electronic Monitors

Video monitors are located in the Atrium and the basement level of Mervis Hall. Check these monitors frequently for information on job openings, upcoming events, and other Career Management information.

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards are located in the Team Room area, outside of Suite 301, and on the basement level.

University-Wide Communications

  • Pitt News, Pitt’s independent student newspaper.
  • PittWire, Pitt’s official news service.
  • Read Green, Pitt’s environmental-friendly University e-mail information system.
  • University Times, Pitt’s faculty and staff online newspaper.

IT Services

Katz IT Services

Katz IT Services provides IT support services for students. We are located in 317 Mervis Hall. View our IT pages.

Software for Students

Some courses require certain software. Visit Pitt’s list of available software for students.

Panther Central

Student ID Cards

Panther Central is the place to go for your Pitt ID. There are many benefits you can enjoy with your Panther Card.

Panther Funds

Panther Funds are a safe, convenient alternative to carrying cash. Instructions about loading and using Panther Funds.

Student Safety

Campus-Wide Student Resources

Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center (UCC) works to ensure that students remain healthy and thriving during college years and beyond.

Disability Services

Disability Resources and Services (DRS) ensures and determines reasonable accommodations and services throughout the Pitt campus.

Testing Center

Pitt’s Testing Center promotes academic integrity through the supervision of examinations in a private testing facility.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides a place for all University of Pittsburgh students to improve their writing.

Student Organizations and Volunteering

Student Health Insurance

Immunization Requirement

  • Graduate-level students will now be required to have their immunizations against COVID-19, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Find detailed information from Student Health Services here.
  • You can access immunization forms here.
  • You may bring the completed forms with you when you arrive on campus, or send them in earlier
  • If you have any problems, contact Erin at or 412-648-1508. Thank you!

Helpful Links

Athletics and Fitness

Pitt has an impressive athletics tradition, as well as a wide variety of opportunities for intramural sports and a number of athletics and fitness facilities for students.


I chose Katz because of the world-class faculty and students: the professors here are well-versed in their fields, passionate about teaching, and want to see their students succeed academically and professionally; the students are dedicated to excellence and form an excellent professional network. 

Tyler Wilson

MBA '19

I chose Katz for the course offerings. I knew I could build on my strengths through the strong core curriculum with specific classes that would help me learn invaluable tactics and strategies for my career. The international community at Katz is eye-opening. Learning from individuals who come from all over the world is a valuable experience in and of itself.

Robert Innis

MBA '18