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On behalf of the Dean’s Office, Student Services welcomes you to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).

My name is Kellie Beach and I am the Director of Student Services and Registrar for SHRS. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or (412) 383-6554.

You can also contact:

  • Jessica Maguire, Executive Director of Student Affairs, Ombudsperson at or 412-383-6557.

  • Lori Kieffer, Student Services Coordinator at or (412) 383-6551.

  • Courtney Fleck, Administrator/Assistant to Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, at or (412) 624- 6538 - (handles all PHD and Master Thesis Student questions) 

Let’s get started:

We’ve made our orientation interactive with our website for your convenience. The following links have been provided for you to view everything you need to help you succeed here at SHRS. Please click on each link and familiarize yourself with this information. After you’ve reviewed all the links below you are required to complete the Mandatory New Student Survey, Orientation Acknowledgement and Photo Permission Form stating that you have done so.


New SHRS Students will receive an email from within 72 hours after you are admitted into the PeopleSoft system. If you have not received it within 72 hours of being admitted, please check your spam folders.  If you are still have not received the notification email, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357].

More information on New Student Account Activation can be found here:  University Computing Accounts and Account Management

Providing your COVID information to the University

The University of Pittsburgh requires that you upload proof of immunization for COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption prior to enrollment in classes. 
In addition, the University also requires that proof of other immunizations or applications for exemptions be submitted to the Student Health Service. The meningitis vaccine, or an exemption, is required for living in University housing. 

More information about the University’s interim COVID-19 policy can be found here
If you have questions, please contact

Finding your way around Campus

Campus Map (Including Computing Labs, Dining Locations, Fitness Centers, General University, Housing, Libraries and Parking)

Great Photo Spots

When Can I get My ID

Registered students are eligible for cards one month prior to the start of a given term (for Spring - December 1, for Summer - April 1 and for Fall - August 1). More information is available at the Panther Central Site.

Here is the link to pre-submit your ID photos:

People Soft Information

Find your People Soft ID (Remember this number, you will use it on all correspondence with the University):

Directions for Students to Locate PeopleSoft ID:

1. Open a web browser and visit
2. Login with your user name and password.
3. Click on the link PittPAY Login at the right of the screen.
4. Your seven-digit PeopleSoft ID number will appear directly next to your name at the top left of the page (below the Pitt seal) in the gold band.

Once you receive your student ID card, your PeopleSoft ID numberwill be listed at the bottom right of the card.

Updating your Personal Contact & User Identity and Account Information In PeopleSoft:

If your mailing or home address changes, it is important that you update it immediately. Failure to change an address may result in not receiving University mailings. If you are a current student, you can update your address by logging onto the Student Services Portal. Click on Student Center Login > Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Addresses. Choose the address type, click "Edit" and enter your new address.

Some students have multiple home addresses, so a new address type entitled "Home 2" has been created. Students choosing to use this feature should maintain the "Home 2" address just as they do the "Home" address. If you are no longer enrolled, you can still make changes to your information by mailing or faxing the changes to:

University of Pittsburgh
Office of the University Registrar
G-3 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Fax: 412-624-4303

You can also make address changes in person in G-3 Thackeray Hall.

Updating User Identity and Account Information 

Social Security Numbers for Financial Aid

Providing your Social Security number for admission is optional; however it is required for financial aid purposes. If you applied to SHRS via GradCAS and opted not to include your SSN OR you applied to SHRS for the Athletic Training (MS), Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Physician Assistant Studies (MS), Prosthetics and Orthotics (MS) or Speech Language Pathology (MA/MS) using a centralized application service (CAS) application see these instructions on how to provide your Social Security number to the University of Pittsburgh.

You can also send either a copy of the Social Security card or fill out a W-9S form and send it to  The registrar's staff is well trained to work with the students to obtain this information.

Student Billing Information (PittPay) & Tuition & Fees

Other University Offices - (Inlcuding Couseling, Health Services, Immunizations, Insurance, Diversity, Disability, and Veterans Services)

Information Technology


Learning Resource Center
4011 Forbes Tower (SHRS Computing labs are open only to SHRS students)

Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Students are encouraged to use the computers in the Learning Resource Center, as the 6th floor lab is heavily scheduled for classes. Multimedia and accessible computers are to be vacated as precedence is given to users who require the specific features of these stations.

The Anthony and Filomena Pascasio Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a multi-purpose lab dedicated in 1996 by Anne Pascasio, PhD, the founding and former Dean of SHRS.  The Learning Resource Center (room 4011) contains additional public computers, accessible computer workstations and low vision workstations.  A University Self Service Printer Station is located in the LRC and a 2nds Printer Station is located in the 4th floor student lounge area.

All SHRS classrooms and conference rooms are equipped with a computer, laptop hookup, display system, and network access. Please insure you turn OFF the data projectors or flatscreen TVs in order to prolong life.

Reserving Classrooms and Conference Rooms

Classroom/Conference room reservations can only be made online by SHRS Faculty and Staff. All rooms in Forbes Tower must be reserved via the online system.

Keep our Classrooms Clean and Orderly

Please do your part to keep our classrooms clean and orderly.

  • There is to be NO FOOD or DRINK in any of the classrooms
  • Please return chairs to original positions at the end of class
  • Do not under any circumstances move chairs from one classroom to the other.


  • Accessible computer workstations are available in the Learning Resource Center 4011.
  • Accessible instructor stations are available in rooms 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4060, 4065, 5047, 5068, 5073, 6012, 6045 and 6081
  • Low vision computer stations are available in room 4011.

Living In Pittsburgh

Now that you have finished viewing all these important links and you have read through the information, you will need to complete your orientation by completing the SHRS New Student Survey, Orientation Acknowledgement and Photo Permission Form. The form will need to be completed by the first day of classes of your admitted term.

Mandatory Online Form

SHRS New Student Survey, Orientation Acknowledgement and Photo Permission Form