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The offices of Student Affairs, which comprises Admissions, Student Services, and the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success, are located on the 4th and 6th floors of Forbes Tower.

Student Affairs Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

More information can be found here on classrooms, lounges, quiet study, lactation room, building and emergency policies and secuirty.

Forbes Tower Building Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CLOSED on weekends

Atwood Elevators and Interior Stairwell Access:

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CLOSED on weekends 

Please note:

  • During normal business hours, all faculty, staff, students, and guests are asked to enter Forbes Tower through the Atwood Street entrance where you will be asked to show your University of Pittsburgh or UPMC identification to the security guard. Those without a Pitt or UPMC ID will be asked to show some form of ID.
  • The entrance to Forbes Tower closes at 8 PM so any event starting at or after 8 PM would need to have participants arrive prior to that time. Additionally, all rooms in Forbes Tower will be locked promptly at 9 PM by building security, so events must conclude by then.   

Room Reservation Requests for an Event

If you are hosting an event within Forbes Tower, complete a Regular or After Hours Request form.  The forms can be found here: SHRS Faculty and Staff Resources - Forbes Tower Key & Event Policy 

  • Please email the completed form to Amy Morgan,, the Executive Director to the Dean, and Casey Clipper,, Administrative Coordinator for Office of the Dean. 

Keep the following in mind:

For events during Forbes Tower business hours:

  1. All guests should be directed to enter & exit only the Atwood Street entrance and carry ID.
  2. A list of guests that do not possess a valid Pitt or UPMC ID is to be hand delivered directly to Atwood Street security (and emailed to Amy Morgan) at least 24 hours before the event.
  3. As the host for the event, understand that you are responsible for clean-up which includes putting all tables and chairs back into their original place, and putting trash in the receptacles.    

For events after Forbes Tower business hours:

  • The completed memo should be directed to only the individuals listed on the memo.
  • The reservation contact person (a faculty or staff member for that department) listed on the memo will be contacted by Amy Morgan or Casey Clipper for further information on accessing the reserved room(s).
  • All guests should be directed to enter & exit the Meyran Street entrance.
  • There is no need to include a list of the guests attending.
  • As the host for the event, understand that you are responsible for clean-up which includes putting all tables and chairs back into their original place, and putting trash in the receptacles. 

Stairwells - New Information for Fall 2023

  • Stairwell B will be unlocked Monday through Friday 9am-4pm for movement between floors. This stairwell will automatically lock at 4pm and will only be able to used as an emergency exit or to leave the building (you will not set off an alarm) to the ground floor at Sennott Street. This stairwell is always locked and can only be entered by faculty and staff utilizing their UPMC issued ID badge.

  • Meyran side stairwells may be used to access floors 4, 5 and 6 only; NO street access.
    • Do not use these stairs to exit the building (exit ONLY in an emergency) because the alarm will be set off.
  • The stairwells will be locked on the weekends because the building is closed.

Student Areas

There are several student areas located in Forbes Tower available for study or eating.

  • The student lounge is located on the 4th floor.
  • The atrium is accessible from the 4th floor.
  • The Student Quiet Study room in 4059.
  • The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is open for study, small groups, eating, and quiet study.
  • Multipurpose Room, 4058, for faculty, staff, and students that can be utilized as a lactation room, prayer room, or changing room

The LRC Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CLOSED on weekends