University of Pittsburgh is operating under a modified status.

As a result of Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s directive and Governor Tom Wolf’s order to further limit campus operations and cease non-essential services, University of Pittsburgh building access will be limited to those with essential activities included in the scope of the governor’s order, including vital research and Pitt Police facilities, effective Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m.

The following buildings are open only to essential personnel and, in the case of residence halls and dining, registered students.

  • 3343 Forbes Ave.
  • 480 Melwood
  • Benedum Hall
  • Benedum Hall - MCSI Addition
  • Biomedical Science Tower 3
  • Cathedral of Learning
  • Center for Bioengineering
  • Chevron Science Center
  • Chevron Science Center Annex
  • Clapp Hall
  • Craig Hall
  • Crawford Hall
  • Eberly Hall
  • Eureka Building
  • Forbes Pavilion
  • Forbes Street Market
  • GSPH Annex
  • Langley Hall
  • Life Sciences Annex
  • McGowan Inst for Regen Medicine
  • Old Engineering Hall
  • Petersen Events Center
  • Public Health Bldg and Crabtree Halls
  • Quick Zone Dining, Towers
  • Residence Halls with occupants
  • Salk Hall Annex
  • Salk Hall Pavilion
  • Scaife Hall
  • Sennott Square
  • Starzl BST
  • Starzl BST South
  • Thomas Boulevard
  • University Public Safety Building
  • Van de Graaff (Nuclear Physics)

All other buildings are closed at this time, and all buildings are closed to the public. If you need to request building access, you can do so by contacting the Facilities Management team at 412-624-9500 or

For essential item retrieval requests, Facilities Management will assist in arranging a Pitt Police escort for one-time access. For multiple visit access requests to support essential services, a designated Facilities Building Manager will work with you or your authorized representative to review and approve these individuals.