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Pitt Printing

Overview

Pitt Print enables students to send print jobs from any location Pitt Print Stations located in all Student Computing Labs, campus residence halls, and other high-traffic locations across the Pittsburgh campus. Pitt Print enables remote color and black & white printing at all locations, as well as color printing at Student Computing Labs and other select locations, from:

  • Personal computers with an internet connection (Pitt Print Client must be installed)
  • Computer Kiosks
  • Computers in the Student Computing Labs
  • Smartphones and tablets 

After sending a print job to Pitt Print, students can pick up documents by swiping their University ID card or entering their University username and password at any Pitt Print Station.

Pitt Print: Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

How does Pitt Print work?

It is recommended that you install the Pitt Print Client on your computer and print from there. You can also print from any Student Computing Lab computer or Computer Kiosk located around campus. For Chrome OS devices, you can use Google Cloud Printing. When you want to print, select the Pitt Print Station option from your list of printers and send your job to the Pitt Print queue. For devices that do not support the Pitt Print Client, such as tablets, smartphones, and Linux computers, you can send the file you want to print via email using MobilePrint or upload the file to My Print Center. Within 48 hours, visit any Pitt Print Station and release your print job.

Who can use Pitt Print?

Pitt Print is available to anyone with a primary or sponsored computing account. However, only currently registered students and faculty receive a print quota each semester.

Is a Linux version of the Pitt Print client available for download from the Software Download Service?

Linux users can use MobilePrint, Google Cloud Print through Google Chrome, or upload files to My Print Center. More information on these services can be found in the corresponding sections below on this page.

Print Job Questions

My PDF file will not print, what can I do?

Some PDF files have images or characters the printer cannot process. You can print your entire PDF file as an image to resolve this problem. To print as image, open the file in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat  and click File Print Advanced Print As ImageOK Print.

How does Pitt Print affect my print quota?

Currently registered students and faculty receive a $63 print quota each semester. When you use Pitt Print, your printing allocation is reduced by the amount that is released at a Pitt Print Station. Print jobs that are sent to the Pitt Print queue but are not released for printing do not count against your quota. If you exceed your print quota, you can use one of the Pharos Pay Stations located in the David Lawrence and Hillman Library Student Computing Labs or visit the Walk-In Support Desk at the University Store on Fifth to purchase additional funds for your printing account.

Can I send double-sided print jobs to the print queue?

Yes. Two-sided (or duplex) sheets count the same as a single-sheet printout against your quota. Duplex printing is enabled by default.

Can I decide to print single-sided or double-sided when I am at a Pitt Print Station?

No, you cannot make this choice at a Pitt Print Station–you must choose double or single-sided printing when sending your print job to the Pitt Print queue.

What should I do if my print job is displayed in the queue but is not successfully printed?

Large files may take time to be processed by the printer. Look at the display on the printer to see the printer’s current status. If you are still having trouble and you are near a Student Computing Lab location, speak to a Lab Monitor to check on the status of your print jobs. If you are at a remote location, contact the 24/7 Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) for assistance.

Can I cancel jobs that are waiting in the print queue?

Yes, you can cancel jobs waiting in the print queue of the Pitt Print Stations before selecting the Print option. Your print quota or printing account is not affected by any print jobs that you cancel before pressing Print or Print All. Print jobs may also be cancelled using My Print Center. More information about My Print Center can be found below on this page.

Can I cancel jobs from the printer that are currently printing?

At the older style printers (touchscreen separate from printer), you can cancel jobs currently printing by pressing the red button on the printer. Your print quota or printing account is affected by any print jobs that you cancel using this method. To have these sheets refunded to your account, you must visit a Student Computing Lab and speak to a Lab Monitor or contact the 24/7 Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) within 24 hours . Jobs cannot be canceled on a new style printer (touchscreen attached to printer).

Can I have multiple print jobs in the print queue?

Yes, you may have multiple print jobs in the print queue.

If I have multiple print jobs in the queue, can I print them all at once?

Yes, once you have logged in to a Pitt Print Station, you will be able to select a Print All option to print the documents that you have placed in the queue.

Do I need to verify my identity to actually print out my documents?

Yes, your identity is verified when you swipe your University ID card or log in with your University username and password at the Pitt Print Station.

I am visiting from a University of Pittsburgh regional campus. Can I use Pitt Print?

Yes, students from University of Pittsburgh regional campuses may use Pitt Print. However, they must enter their University username and password to access their print jobs at the printer. Regional campus ID cards will not work at the Pitt Print Stations.

How secure is Pitt Print?

The service is very secure and requires a two-step authentication process:

  1. If you use Pitt Print from the Student Computing Labs or Computer Kiosks, your identity is authenticated when you log in to the computer.
         OR
    If you use Pitt Print from locations other than the Student Computing Labs or Computer Kiosks, the service will require you to authenticate your identity before any job is printed. For a Pitt Print job, you must provide your University Computing Account username and password when you send items to the print queue.
         Note: To prevent unauthorized access of your printing quota, it is important for you to log out from any publicly accessed computer or Computer Kiosk that was used to send Pitt Print jobs.
  2. When you release a print job, you swipe your University ID card or log in with your Pitt username and password at the Pitt Print Station. The Pitt Print Stations automatically logs out of your account after you are finished printing.

Can the Pitt Print Stations do color printing?

Color printers are available in the Student Computing Labs and select locations outside of the Labs. You can release color print jobs at these printers provided that you printed to the color queue.

Can I bring my own paper to the Student Computing Lab Printer or Pitt Print Stations to print out my copies?

No.

How long are my print jobs kept before they are removed from the print queue?

Your print jobs will be held in the print queue for 48 hours from the time they are first sent to the Pitt Print queue; older print jobs are removed from the queue and cannot be recovered. Your student print quota or printing account will not be affected by jobs that are automatically removed.

How do I get my print jobs if the lab is closed?

If a Student Computing Lab is closed, you will need use one of the remote Pitt Print Stations located around campus or wait until regular lab hours in order to print out your documents. Most Student Computing Labs have a Pitt Print Station located outside of the lab that can be accessed outside of lab hours. A list of printer locations can be found at the bottom of this page.

How do I add funds to my print account?

Use a Pharos Pay Station in the David Lawrence Hall or Hillman Library Student Computing Labs to add funds to your account. After logging in to the station using your University username and password you can add funds to your account. The stations only accept cash payments consisting of bills (up to $10) and coins (nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar coins). Print funds may also be purchased using other forms of payment at the Walk-In Support Desk at the University Store on Fifth.

How do I pick up my print jobs?

  1. Go to either a color Pitt Print Station or any black & white Pitt Print Station location on campus.
  2. Swipe your University ID card through the card swipe attached to the display, or touch the screen next to the printer and enter your University username and password.
  3. The Pitt Print Station will display the jobs you submitted. Touch the screen to highlight the job that you want to print. Touch Print to print a single job. Touch Print All to print all of the jobs in your queue.
         Note: To delete a print job, highlight the job and touch Delete. Deleted jobs cannot be retrieved.
  4. The printer will begin printing your jobs. To avoid printer jams, wait until all your jobs are done printing before removing them from the printer’s output tray.
  5. The screen will auto time out or 
  • For touchscreens not attached to printers, you can touch Exit on the screen.
  • For touchscreens attached to printers, you can touch your username on the screen. 

Pitt Print: Troubleshooting

I just installed the Pitt Print Client but did not see the pop-up window appear when I attempted to send my print job.

Restart your computer and attempt to send your print job again.

I entered my username and password using the pop-up client but my print job(s) were not displayed when I went to a Pitt Print Station.

Make sure you:

  • Retype your University username and password in the pop-up client.
    • Note: The client does not verify these if connected to an off-campus network.
  • Select the appropriate printer when you send your print jobs:
    • If you will print your job at a black and white Print Station, select Pitt Printing B & W
    • If you will print your job at a color Print Station, select Pitt Printing Color

After installing the software client, Microsoft AntiSpyWare (Microsoft Defender) reports the presence of the “Rivarts.A” Trojan backdoor. Is my computer infected?

No, your computer is not infected with a virus. Microsoft AntiSpyWare mistakes the Pitt Print Client for the ”Rivarts.A” Trojan. Following a virus scan, you can select to ignore this threat for future scans.

I am running a virtual machine on my computer. Which operating system should I install the Pitt Print software on?

To make use of all features, install the version of the Pitt Print Client on the computer’s primary operating system, not the operating system of the virtual machine. For example, if you are running Windows in Parallels on a Mac, install the Mac version of the Pitt Print Client on your computer. The Windows virtual machine should be able to use the Mac’s ability to send jobs to the Pitt Print queue.

Whom do I contact if I have any questions or problems regarding Pitt Print?

For general questions about Pitt Print, speak to a Student Computing Lab Monitor in any of the Student Computing Labs. For problems involving issues with the service that are experienced outside the Student Computing Labs, please contact the 24/7 Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357).

What do I do when the printer has a paper jam or ran out of paper?

If you are in a Student Computing Lab, ask the Lab Monitor for help. If you are at a remote printer location, please contact the 24/7 Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) for assistance.

Note: Canceled jobs will still be deducted from your print allocation. If you would like to receive a refund, you must visit a Student Computing Lab and speak to a Lab Monitor or call the 24/7 Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) within 24 hours.

Printing from Personal Computers

Print from your Windows or macOS computer by installing the Pitt Print Client. The Pitt Print Client gives you all of the same printing options as if you were printing to a personal printer.

Using Your Personal Computer with Pitt Print

After sending a print job to a color or black & white print queue, you can pick up the document by swiping your University ID card or entering your University username and password at any Pitt Print Station.  

  1. Ensure the Pitt Print Client is installed, see the Installing the Pitt Print Client section below.
  2. Open the file you would like to print and select the Print command.
  3. A Print window will display. Select the printer named either “Pitt Color Print Station" or “Pitt B&W Print Station" and click OK.
         Note: If you do not see “Pitt Color Print Station" download the latest Pitt Print Client from the Software Download Service at My Pitt.
  4. Pharos Print Job Details (Windows) or Pharos Popup (macOS)window will appear. Enter your University Computing Account username and password then click Print.
        Windows and Mac Pharos Client Pop-Up Preview Image
    Note: If you send additional print jobs during the same login session on your computer, you do not need to retype your credentials. Instead, your password will be cached and you can proceed to step 5.
  5. Your print job is sent to either the color or black & white print queue. You may release your color print job from any color Pitt Print Station, or black & white print job from any black & white Pitt Print Station on campus.

Installing the Pitt Print Client

Pitt Print client is available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, and 10, as well as macOS 10.11 and higher. To use the service, install the required Pitt Print Client from the Software Download Service at My Pitt

Note: Pitt Print Client 17.0 (released in fall 2016) or later is required for printing to the color Pitt Print Stations from a personal device.

Determine if your Windows Computer Uses a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System

If you are using a Mac, skip the instructions in this section.

The Pitt Print Client for Windows is available for download on the Software Download Service at My Pitt as a 32-bit or a 64-bit version. Before beginning a Windows download, use the following instructions to determine whether your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows:

Windows 7 Users

Windows 8  & 10 Users

1.  Click the Start button.

2.  Right-click Computer, then click Properties.

3.  Under System, you can view the System type information. This will tell you if it is a 32-bit or 64-bit computer.

4.  Close any open windows.

1.  Move the cursor to the lower-left corner of the screen to see a Windows thumbnail tile.

2.  Right-click the tile and select System.

3.  Under System, you can view the System type information. This will tell you if it is a 32-bit or 64-bit computer.

4.  Close any open windows.

Configure Your Computer

To download the Pitt Print client, complete the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser to the Software Download Service at My Pitt and log in using Pitt Passport.
  2. Click the Software Download Service Login link, then select University of Pittsburgh from the Choose Vendor drop-down menu. 
    choose the University of Pittsburgh as your vendor 
  3. A list of matching results will display. Click the Pitt Print Client link for the version of the download that you need.
  4. Click the Download all Files button, then select a location to save the file to your computer.
         Note: If you have not downloaded software from the Software Download Service before, you will be prompted to install The Pitt Installer. After installing this client, the Pitt Print Client will download.

    Windows

    a.     Double click the downloaded file to launch the installer.
    b.     Click the Install button to begin the installation.
                 Note: If you see a security warning, you must agree to it before the installation can proceed
    macOS

    a.     Open the downloaded Pitt Print Client disk image.
    b.     Next, double click the Pitt Printing Client file to launch the installer.
    ​c.     Click the Continue button.
                 Note: If you see a security warning, you must agree to it before the installation can proceed.
                 Note: During the installation, Mac users will be prompted to enter the username and password for their computer.

  5. ​Follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
  6. To log out of the Software Download Service, close your web browser.
  7. The Pitt Print Client has now been installed on your computer.

MobilePrint: Printing from Smartphones and Tablets

MobilePrint is an extension of the Pitt Print service that makes it simple to print from devices that do not support the Pitt Print Client such as smartphones, tablets, and Linux computers. Simply send an email message with the file that you want to print attached or enter the information that you want to print in the body of the email message. 

Using MobilePrint

When sending jobs through MobilePrint, no settings can be changed; it will only print one copy of the document and it will only print double-sided. PowerPoints will be printed one slide per page. To change any attribute, you must print using the Pitt Print Client on a personal device or visit a Student Computing Lab.

Jobs can be sent to one of the following email addresses:

mobileprint@pitt.edu – to print double-sided in black and white

colorprint@pitt.edu – to print double-sided in color; can only be released at color Pitt Print Stations.

MobilePrint: Frequently Asked Questions

What is MobilePrint?

MobilePrint is an extension of the Pitt Print service available at the Pittsburgh campus. Jobs can be sent from any device via email and retrieve the jobs at Pitt Print Stations located in the Student Computing Labs and throughout campus.

What is the email address for MobilePrint?

mobileprint@pitt.edu – for black & white printouts

colorprint@pitt.edu – for color printouts

What email address can I use for MobilePrint?

Any email account (Pitt or third party) can be used with MobilePrint; however, you must register your email account to use MobilePrint.

How do I register my email address to use MobilePrint?

The first time you send a print job via MobilePrint, you will receive an email message prompting you to register your email address. Follow the link provided in the email message and log in to My Print Center using Pitt Passport. Your email address will then be automatically registered in the MobilePrint system, and your print job will process. You may use more than one email address if you wish, such as your Pitt Email and a Gmail account. Keep in mind that you will need to register both addresses.

How do I send jobs to MobilePrint?

There are two ways to submit jobs via email to MobilePrint:

  1. Add the file you want to print as attachment.
  2. Add text (HTML, Rich Text, or Plain Text) greater than 400 characters to the body of an email message.

What platforms/devices are supported by MobilePrint?

Any computing platform with email can use MobilePrint, including Linux, iOS, Android, Windows RT, among others. It is not recommended to use MobilePrint on devices that support the Pitt Print Client. update link

Do I need to install any special software or apps to use MobilePrint?

No additional software is needed to print. MobilePrint will work with any software that can send email.

Do I have to be on campus to use MobilePrint?  

No, you can print from anywhere that you are able to send emails.

What file types are supported by MobilePrint?

  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx, .xlt)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, .pptm)
  • Open Office (.odt, .ods, .odp)
  • Images (.jpg, .gif, .png)
  • Text (.txt, .rtf, .csv)

How do I retrieve the print jobs I sent via email?

Print jobs will be available at any of the Pitt Print Stations. Simply swipe your University ID card at the station or log in using your University username and password to release the print job. This is the same method as if the job was printed from the Pitt Print Client on your computer or from one of the Student Computing Labs.

Note: Your print jobs are stored in the queue for 48 hours. If you do not print them within that time, they will be deleted.

Can I print more than one file in an email message?

You can only attach one document per email. The system will then process the attachment and the body of email if it is greater than 400 characters.

How do I know that my print job was successfully sent?

You will receive an email confirmation that the job was successfully sent to and processed by the print server. It will also mention if a job failed to process.

What if I don’t receive the email confirmation? 

Check your spam filter for the notice and make sure that the address colorprint@pitt.edu or mobileprint@pitt.edu is on the approved senders list.

How does this differ from printing from my computer using the Pitt Print Client?

No additional client needs to be installed to use MobilePrint. However, it is not possible for any job attributes to be changed such as the number of copies, paper size, and double-sided printing.  PowerPoint presentations will print with one slide per page. 

Can I print two-sided documents with MobilePrint?

Yes. All jobs are sent as duplex (two-sided) print jobs.

Can I print one-sided documents with MobilePrint?

MobilePrint jobs can only be printed as double-sided at this time. 

How will I be charged for printing via MobilePrint?

There is no difference in charge compared to printing from the Student Computing Labs or using the Pitt Print Client on a personal computer. Black & white sheets are $0.07 and color sheets are $0.49. Keep in mind that currently registered students and faculty receive $63 in print quota per semester, which is equivalent to 900 sheets printed in black & white or about 128 sheets printed in color.

Can I print in color using MobilePrint?

Yes, email the print job to colorprint@pitt.edu.

Do advance printing features such as printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper, printing a selection of a document, collation options, etc… work with MobilePrint?

There is currently no option to add advanced printing features to jobs sent though MobilePrint. All print formatting must be contained within the document.

For more advanced printing options, print from a Windows or macOS computer using the Pitt Print Client or from any of the computers in the Student Computing Labs. 

Google Cloud Printing: Printing from Chromebooks and Chrome Browsers

Google Cloud Printing allows Chrome OS users a native method of printing without having to send an email or upload files to My Print Center. Jobs printed through Google Cloud Print will be accessible in the same way as any other Pitt Print job.  

Using Google Cloud Printing

  1. Configure your Google account for Pitt Print and register your Google account with the Pitt Print system following the information on the Google Print FAQ below.
  2. Open the file you would like to print and select the Print command.
  3. Choose “Pitt Print Station” and set your printing options
  4. Click “Print”
  5. The print job may take several minutes to process

Google Cloud Printing: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Google Cloud Print?

Google Cloud Print allows Chrome OS (and any device running Google Chrome) to print to a cloud-based printer that connects to the Pitt Print system. All print jobs appear in the queue and can be securely released from any Pitt Print Station just as any other Pitt Print job.

Why would I use Google Cloud Print?

Pitt Print only offers native printing clients for Windows and macOS computers. This provides a native printing option for Chrome OS devices.

What account should I use for Google Cloud Print through Pitt Print?

The personal Google account that you use to log into your Chrome OS device.

How do I add Google Cloud Print to my account?

  1. Click the following link: https://www.google.com/cloudprint/addpublicprinter.html?printerid=92678900-df31-e904-6f30-c2bcf45bec6c&key=1472654599
  2. Click the “Add Printer” button

How do I register my Google account to use Pitt Print?

The first time you send a print job via Google Cloud Print, you will receive an email message prompting you to register your Google account. Follow the link provided in the email message and log in to My Print Center with Pitt Passport. Your Google account will then be registered in the Pitt Print system, and your print job will process. If you have previously registered your Google email address for MobilePrint, you will not have to perform this step.

How do I print with Google Cloud Print?

While using a Chrome OS application, choose the print option, choose “Pitt Print Station” as your printer, set your printing options, and click “Print.” Your job will process and be sent to the Pitt Print queue.

Please note it may take a few minutes for the print job to appear in the Pitt Print queue.

How do I retrieve the print jobs I sent via Google Cloud Print?

Print jobs will be available at any of the black and white Pitt Print Stations. Simply swipe your University ID card at the station to release the print job. This is the same method as if the job was printed from the Pitt Print Client on your computer or from one of the Student Computing Labs. Note: Your print jobs are stored in the queue for 48 hours. If you do not print them within that time, they will be deleted.

Can I print with custom settings to the Google Cloud Print Pitt Print Station?

Yes, you are able to choose color or black and white printing and portrait or landscape layout.

Can I print double-sided documents with the Google Cloud Print?

Yes. All jobs are sent as duplex (two-sided) print jobs.

Can I print one-sided documents with the Google Cloud Print?

Google Cloud Print jobs can only be printed as double-sided at this time.

Printing in the Student Computing Labs or Using Computer Kiosks

Both color and black & white printers are available in most Student Computing Labs. By default, print jobs sent from a lab computer are sent to black & white Pitt Print stations. Students simply swipe their University ID cards or enter their University username and password at the Pitt Print Station to print and pick up their jobs.

Note: The Bellefield Hall Lab does not have color printing.

Using the Student Computing Labs or Computer Kiosks to Print

Pitt Print already configured on all Computer Kiosks and all computers in the The Student Computing labs. To send a print job:

  1. Open the file you would like to print and select the Print command.
  2. A Print window will display. Select the printer called “Pitt Color Print Station” or "Pitt B&W Print Station A/B" (either A or B will work) and click OK.
  3. Your print job is sent to either the color or black & white print queue. You may release your color print job from any color Pitt Print Station, or black & white print job from any black & white Pitt Print Station on campus.

Printing from Unix

The lpr command prints files on Unix. Use the -Pqueuename option to select a printer.

Example: lpr -Ppittprint sample.file

Result: This is the default output. Single-sided output, one page worth of text per side, portrait format. Output is queued to the Pitt Print Stations.

Note: The Unix operating system is case sensitive; type all commands in lower-case letters unless noted otherwise.

My Print Center

My Print Center allows users to upload print jobs from most devices with a web browser. Files uploaded via My Print Center can only be printed duplex in black and white. The file size limit is 7 MB. Once a job is uploaded, it can be released the same as any other job submitted via MobilePrint, the Pitt Print Client, or from the Student Computing Labs. 

My Print Center also displays a user’s current printing balance, lists all jobs sent to the Print queue that have not been released, and printing transaction history.

My Print Center: Frequently Asked Questions

What is My Print Center?

My Print Center lets students manage their Pitt Print service printing, including these tasks:

  • View the amount of funds in your printing account
  • View print jobs that are currently in your print queue
  • Upload files via web browser to your queue
  • Delete print jobs from your queue
  • View printing history

How can I access My Print Center?

Go to print.pitt.edu and log in with Pitt Passport.

How can I view the amount of funds currently in my printing account?

Funds are listed on the bottom of the window:

  • My Funds are the total funds available to you.
  • Semester Quota lists the remaining funds of the $63 that each currently registered student and faculty member is given per semester. This is reset to $63 at the beginning of each semester.
  • User Added Funds are all funds that a user has purchased for the printing account. Any User Added Funds are carried over across semesters.

Note: My Print Center shows printing funds in a monetary amount. Black & white sheets are $0.07 each and color sheets are $0.49 each. Keep in mind that currently registered students  and faculty members receive $63.00 in print quota per semester, which is equivalent to 900 sheets printed in black & white or about 128 sheets printed in color.

How do I view the print jobs in my queue?

Once you’ve logged in to My Print Center, all jobs in your print queue will be displayed on the window, along with the following details for each job: file type, title/file name, number of pages and number of pieces of paper in the print job, the time the job was submitted, and the cost of the job (charged when printed).                     

How can I upload files to be printed through My Print Center?

Click the Upload button at the top of the Job List. A file explorer window will appear, choose the file to upload, and then confirm. Note: It is recommended to only upload documents if your computer does not support the Pitt Print Client as the client allows you to specify job attributes such as the number of copies, paper size, and document formatting. 

How can I delete print jobs from the queue?

In the Job List, highlight any jobs to be deleted by clicking the corresponding check box on the left. Then click the Delete button at the top of the Job List.

How can I view my printing account history?

Choose Activity from the menu bar. A window will pop-up to display various information:

  • Activity Date and Activity Time – Date and time that the activity occurred.
  • Activity Type – Print or Credit. Print is any instance of a print job being released from a printer. Credit is for instances when funds are added to or removed from the account without a corresponding print job, such as when funds are added to the account by the user or when the Semester Quota is reset.
  • Description – This contains information about the print job including document name, number of pages, monochrome/color, and the simplex/duplex option. For credits, the description will only say “Credit.”
  • My Funds Charges – The amount of funds that are added or removed from the account.

Print Quota

Currently registered students and faculty receive $63 per semester for printing. This printing quota may be used toward single or double-side printing, and black & white or color printing.  Black & white sheets are $0.07 each. Color sheets are $0.49 each. This is equivalent to 900 sheets printed in black and white or about 128 sheets printed in color.

Purchasing Additional Print Quota

Additional print quota can be purchased at the Walk-In Support Desk at the University Store on Fifth or using Pharos Pay Stations located in the David Lawrence Hall and Hillman Library Student Computing Labs. The pay stations accept only bills (up to $10) and coins (nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar coins). Additional quota can be added via Panther Funds, credit card or cash at the Walk-In Support Desk at University Store on Fifth. 

You can check how many pages you have printed at any time. View your print quota at My Print Center at print.pitt.edu. You can also view this information by logging in to my.pitt.edu and clicking on the Pitt Print My Print Centerlink in the right-hand column. Available print quota balances are also displayed on the Pitt Print Station terminals, which allows you to see the balance each time that you print.

Note: Print Quota and purchased printing funds are separate from Panther Funds. In order to use Panther Funds to print, you must visit the Walk-In Suupport Desk at the University Store on Fifth to purchase print funds.

Pitt Print Station Locations

Complete List of Print Station Locations

  • Alumni Hall Student Computing Lab (B-40)
  • Amos Hall Lobby *
  • Barco Law Building (ground, 1st, & 4th floors)
  • Bellefield Hall Student Computing Lab Classroom (314)
  • Benedum Hall Student Computing Lab (B06)
  • Bouquet Gardens, Building J (near mailroom) *
  • Brackenridge Hall Lobby *
  • Bridgeside Point 100 (1st floor)
  • Bruce Hall Lobby
  • Cathedral of Learning Student Computing Labs (G-25, G27, G-62)
  • Chevron Science Center Lobby
  • Crabtree Hall (4th floor)
  • David Lawrence Hall Student Computing Lab (230)
  • Forbes-Craig Apartments (1st floor lounge) *
  • Forbes Hall (1st floor lounge)
  • Forbes Tower (4th floor)
  • Hillman Library (ground, 1st, and 4th floors)
  • Holland Hall (11th floor lounge) *
  • Information Sciences Building (3rd floor)
  • K. Leroy Irvis Hall (near mailroom) *
  • Langley Hall Lobby
  • Litchfield Towers Lobby
  • Lothrop Hall Lobby *
  • McCormick Hall (Lobby) *
  • Mervis Hall (1st floor)
  • Nordenberg Hall (3rd floor) *
  • O'Hara Student Center (2nd floor)
  • Panther Hall (near mailroom) *
  • Petersen Events Center (food court)
  • Ruskin Hall (near mailroom) *
  • Salk Hall (2nd & 4th floors)
  • Scaife Hall (Falk Library)
  • Sennott Square (2nd floor)
  • Sutherland Hall Student Computing Lab
  • Trees Hall (120)
  • University Store on Fifth (main level)
  • Victoria Hall (2nd floor)
  • Wesley W. Posvar Hall (1st & 5th floors)
  • William Pitt Union Lobby

* Note that for security reasons, these Print Stations are only accessible to students living in those residence halls.

All students can print to the Print Stations located in the other residence halls.