Pitt Mobile

A New Pitt Mobile Design is Here!

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 00:04

Earlier this spring all students, faculty, and staff were invited to take a survey and provide us with information about their Pitt Mobile experience. Pitt Mobile is an app and mobile Web site that provides helpful University information such as an interactive campus map, an online directory, an events calendar and more. Based on feedback from the survey, two designs were created and all students, faculty, and staff were invited to cast their votes for their favorite Pitt Mobile App design.

The results have been tallied and a winning design has been determined. The new site keeps the styling simple by using the blue-and-gold University colors. It also uses a traditional, icon-based layout with quick links to content. The site display adjusts to the mobile device used, but not to computers, tablets, or other devices. The new design looks like this:

Pitt Mobile App

New site features include:

  1. Icons that are arranged based on survey results and usage metrics.
  2. A Find Jobs icon has been added that links to PittSource, the University online employment system.
  3. An Ask Cathy link that can be used to search for and discover information about the University and services that are offered.
  4. A link to a Mobile Feedback form for students, faculty, and staff to continue to share Pitt Mobile experiences with us.
  5. Access to Arrival Survival that will be available during the campus move-in week.
  6. Information about special features and campus events that will be placed in the header of the app. Check Pitt Mobile often to see what’s going on.

Please continue to provide feedback on your Pitt Mobile experience. Your feedback is a valuable and important part of improving the service.

Get the free Pitt Mobile App for iPhone and iPad via the App Store or use Google Play on Android devices.

For additional information, visit the Pitt Mobile page or check out the Ask Cathy feature.

Vendor Maintenance to Affect Electronic Lab Notebooks on November 27th

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 14:45


LabArchives, the service provider for the Electronic Lab Notebook service will be performing maintenance on Sunday, November 27 during the University’s standard downtime period. The Electronic Lab Notebook service will be unavailable between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST on Sunday, November 27 while maintenance is completed. Users of the Electronic Lab Notebooks service will not be able to access the service during the maintenance period. A vendor announcement is currently displayed within LabArchives to provide users with advanced notice about the scheduled maintenance.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have questions regarding this announcement.

Network Maintenance to Affect More Buildings on Dec. 23-24

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:40


Network equipment will be upgraded on Friday, December 23rd beginning at 11:00 p.m.  The work is expected to be completed by 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24th.

During the maintenance period, wired and wireless network service and telecommunications service will be unavailable for the following buildings on the Pittsburgh campus:

  • 128 North Craig St (Park Plaza)
  • 130 North Bellefield Ave
  • Allegheny Observatory
  • Barco Law Building
  • Biotech Center
  • Bouquet Gardens
  • Bridgeside Point (Cellomics)
  • Bridgeside Point II
  • Duratz Athletics Complex (aka Southside Athletics)
  • Forbes Tower
  • Frick Fine Arts Building
  • Hillman Cancer Center
  • Hillman Library
  • McGowan Institute
  • Mervis Hall
  • Parkvale Building
  • Plum Borough Research Center
  • Posvar Hall (aka Forbes Quad)
  • Sennott Square (aka Multipurpose Academic Ctr.)
  • Webster Hall (through 130 N. Bellefield)

This maintenance is necessary to enhance the stability and reliability of the network.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions about this announcement.