After you receive your visa, make your travel arrangements to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Please remember that new international students in F-1 or J-1 status may not enter the United States more than 30 days prior to the program start date on their Form I-20 or 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 students. If you have arranged to live on campus but are arriving before your scheduled move-in date, or you will be looking for off-campus housing, you should make arrangements for temporary accommodations in prior to your arrival in Pittsburgh.

    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 students with questions about Pittsburgh. You can visit the office at 127 North Bellefield Ave. or you can email the office at :


    Hilton Garden Inn
    3454 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Residence Inn by Marriott, Oakland
    3896 Bigelow Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Quality Inn, University Center
    3401 Boulevard of the Allies
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
    100 Lytton Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University Center
    3315 Hamlet Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Courtyard by Marriott
    5308 Liberty Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    Shadyside Inn All Suites
    5405 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232


    Airport Transportation Options

    The Pittsburgh International Airport is served by the following transportation options: