As a University of Pittsburgh online student you will have access to the same resources as our on-campus students.
Help Desk Support
The Technology Help Desk is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer all of your technology-related questions.
You can also read our online help sheets for detailed instructions on a wide variety of services, including email, anti-spyware software, the http://my.pitt.edu Web portal, spam and virus filtering, and more.
Check out what courses are offered in the upcoming semester and plan ahead!
Click Fall 2014 for the 2151 semester term.
Fall Student Welcome Letters
Please review Student Welcome Letters for your respective program. The Welcome Letters contain information about accessing your course(s) and components of the online class! All Welcome Letters are the Fall 2151 Semester:
Virtual Student Orientation Now Available Digitally!
The Virtual Student Orientation is a webinar that will introduce you to the basics of CourseWeb, as well as the resources available to you as a Pitt Online student!
Click New Student Orientation to view!
Each University of Pittsburgh student is assigned an advisor who will follow you through your path of studies. Your advisor will provide guidance on course selection.
Office of Veterans Services
We facilitate the transition of veterans from military to University life, support their ongoing academic success, and assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, spouses, and dependents in receiving their military education benefits. Veterans Services website.
Online students at the University of Pittsburgh have access to the same library resources as our on-campus students. The mission of the University Library System is to provide and promote access to information resources necessary for the achievement of the University's leadership objectives in teaching, learning, research, creativity, and community service, and to collaborate in the development of effective information, teaching, and learning systems (see our official Mission Statement). We are committed to excellence in service to our user community (see our Quality Service Commitment Statement).
The University of Pittsburgh libraries and collections provide a wealth of information and services to the faculty, students, staff, administrators, and researchers of the University. In fiscal year 2004, the University's collections totaled more than 4.6 million volumes and more than 45,000 periodical subscriptions. Of this total, the ULS has approximately 3.9 million volumes. Our collection of electronic resources is growing rapidly and now includes thousands of databases, over 25,000 electronic journal titles, and over 170,000 electronic books.
Other University of Pittsburgh libraries include the Barco Law Library and the Health Sciences Library System. Make sure to visit our Access a Librarian Page, if you need help at http://www.library.pitt.edu/reference/
Recorded Health Sciences Library Workshop
Pitt Online now offers a recorded Health Sciences Library Workshop! This information session shows how to access and use the Health Sciences Library System.
University Store on Fifth
You can order your textbooks online from The University Store on Fifth. Once you've accessed this homepage, you will see a variety of options for textbook reservations. Please order your textbooks as soon as possible.
Pitt Online courses provide accommodations for disabled students. To request support, please visit our Disability Services website.
University of Pittsburgh Testing Center
Some courses at Pitt Online may require students to complete an examination under proctored supervision. The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center will contact each student individually approximately three weeks ahead of the exam to assist you with locating a proctoring facility that's convenient for you. Once a proctoring facility is identified, students may schedule a testing session that fits their schedule. Click Testing Center for more information.
Unite with classmates and colleagues in our virtual communities! Pitt Online is active in social networking, especially Facebook and Twitter. In addition, the University publishes a variety of publications - read more on our Virtual Community page!