University of Pittsburgh

Travel & Lodging


We ask that you try to arrive in Pittsburgh by early afternoon on the Sunday of your workshop week.  We’ll be offering a guided tour of campus at 3 p.m. that day starting from the front entrance of Hillman Library. At 4 p.m we’ve arranged for shuttles to take you to the Homestead Pump House, where we will provide you with dinner, entertainment, introductions, and education (more details on this to come!) We strongly encourage everyone to attend this welcome event, which will also prepare you for the week ahead. We anticipate that the activities on the last day of your workshop, Saturday, will run until 1 p.m in the afternoon.

If you are traveling via plane, and need transportation from the airport, you can either arrange an Uber or Lyft, or take the Port Authority’s 28x bus, which leaves from the baggage claim area. The bus costs only $2.75 (exact change please) and will drop you off at the University at the intersection of S. Bouquet and Forbes Avenue, very close to where the dorms we’ve reserved are located. The 28x schedule is available here.


On campus housing will be available at Bouquet Gardens, apartment style dorms that are less than a ½ mile walk to Hillman library.

Bouquet Gardens Dorm Building

Map of the location of Bouquet Gardens building

All four person apartments in Bouquet Gardens include two bathrooms. Bouquet Gardens apartments are furnished with a living room, dining area, and kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and microwave. The apartments are airconditioned and include wifi and basic cable.

The cost, which would be deducted from your stipend, is:

  • 3-4 people $36 per night
  • 2 people $61 per night
  • 1 people $117 per night

Families are not permitted to stay on campus with you, nor are pets (if you have a service animal, please let us know and we’ll let you know the procedures for registering them on campus).

A form to arrange housing will be going out soon!


As an urban campus, parking can be…er…challenging. And costly. For those who drive daily to campus, or who have traveled here by car, on campus parking is available for $25 for the week. We’ll be sending more information about this shortly.


Except for the Sunday night of the workshop, all evening meals will be on your own.

Affordable food options are plentiful throughout the University area, including a wide variety of restaurants as well as on-campus eateries.