After you receive your visa, make your travel arrangements to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Please remember that new J-1 scholars may not enter the United States more than 30 days prior to the start date on their Form DS-2019.

  • Hotels and Temporary Housing Options
  • Airport Transportation Options
  • Make Hotel or Temporary Housing Arrangements

    The University of Pittsburgh does not provide temporary housing for incoming scholars.

    The Penn Commons is a residence hall type living environment with furnished shared apartments.  Penn Commons offers short-term housing options. Please visit:

    The following hotels are located near campus, if you need a place to stay while you make arrangements for more permanent accommodations.


    Hilton Garden Inn
    3454 Forbes AvenuePittsburgh, PA 15213412-683-2040
    Residence Inn by Marriott, Oakland

    3896 Bigelow BoulevardPittsburgh, PA 15213412-621-2200

    Quality Inn, University Center

    3401 Boulevard of the Allies

    Pittsburgh, PA 15213412-683-6100

    Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
    100 Lytton Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Oakland University Center

    3315 Hamlet StreetPittsburgh, PA 15213412-681-1000

    Courtyard by Marriott

    5308 Liberty AvenuePittsburgh, PA 15224412-683-3113


    • Off-Campus Living Office University of Pittsburgh provides detailed information on everything you need to know about finding and renting an apartment in Pittsburgh. This office is willing to assist new scholars with questions about Pittsburgh. You can visit the office at 127 North Bellefield Ave. or you can email the office at :
    • Pittsburgh Craig’s List
    • Global Pittsburgh

    Airport Transportation Options

    The Pittsburgh International Airport is served by the following: