Operating Safely

Panther wearing mask

Most university offices are working remotely through the fall semester. However, the offices are accessible by phone or email.

End of Term Shelter in Place

A shelter-in-place period began on Nov. 12 for all students on campus. During this time, students should limit close contacts and interact virtually whenever possible. In-person classes will still be permitted, and the dining hall will be open for takeout only. Read the message from the CMRO and develop a plan with your family to ensure everyone is involved and aware of the precautions you plan to take.

MyHeath@Work Center will be closed: 

  • Thursday  and Friday,   Nov. 26-27
  • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24-25    
  • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 31 -Jan. 1       

Calls will be forwarded to the RNs on call.  If you need medical care, please contact your primary care physician or visit your local hospital's emergency room or urgent care center.

Face coverings are now required, indoors or out, regardless of our operational posture, with very limited exceptions. Wearing a face covering is a simple but highly effective way of limiting the spread of the virus. Public health data has consistently shown that communities with low face covering compliance have seen outbreaks. Read more about face covering requirements and exceptions. 

Highlights of the spring term academic calendar:

  • Jan. 19 - 20: First day of spring term remote classes
  • Jan 21:  Classes Continue (Flex-at-Pitt/in-person, remote, and hybrid) 
  • Feb. 5: Spring term add/drop deadline
  • Feb. 23: Student self-care day
  • March 7-14: Spring recess has been eliminated
  • March 12: Spring holiday rescheduled to May 7
  • March 24: Student self-care day
  • March 26: Monitored withdrawal deadline
  • May 1: Spring term ends

Details regarding the closing of residence halls at the end of fall term and reopening at the beginning of spring term will be provided in the coming weeks. 

All plans for the spring term, including the status of remote or in-person classes, are subject to adjustment based on the operational risk postures of our campuses. We will continue to provide status updates.