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Student Affairs Office Hours

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

Located in Forbes Tower on the 4th Floor in Suite 4044

Please refer also to the contact pages for Admissions and Student Services.

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

Forbes Tower Building Hours

These hours are subject to change as the University COVID posture changes.

All who enter Forbes Tower will be asked to show identification upon entry. Please carry your University of Pittsburgh ID (and UPMC ID if you have one) at all times. Those without a Pitt or UPMC ID will be asked to show some form of ID.

Please note: The entrance to Forbes Tower closes at 8 p.m., so any events 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.   

Atwood Street Level Entry Access:

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CLOSED on weekends
A University security guard is present weekdays in Atwood Street lobby. Entrants should have their Pitt or UPMC badge, if asked.

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 - Employees need UPMC ID Badge to enter the building.

Building access during non-peak hours/weekends requires approval from the Department/Dean’s Office. Approved requests must be communicated with UPMC Security regarding any off-peak occupancy.


These hours will also pertain to Stairwell B at Street Entry located at Sennott Street; access stairwells inside near the Areas of Rescue on floors 4/5/6.

  • Stairwell B (near the corner of Sennott and Atwood) which is the stairwell nearest the Area of Rescue Assistance on floors 4/5/6 will be available for entering and exiting the building from street level as well as moving between floors 4/5/6.  Entrance from the street level requires a keypunch access code.
  • 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.

Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Computer Classroom Lab 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

The SHRS Center for Academic Advising and Student Success is located in Suite 6054. This hallway is dedicated space for the advising staff and includes Room 6061 which will be used for student success programming, advising meetings and Center activities.

Building access during non-peak hours/weekends requires approval from the Department/Dean’s Office. The Office of the Dean will communicate with UPMC Security regarding any off-peak occupancy.

William Pitt Union hours extend until 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends.