Student Success Resources

The Psychology Advising Office has identified several university resources which are remotely available during the pandemic restrictions.  Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the website of any updates and resources you do not see listed here for service availability and instructions.

Study Spaces

Looking for places to study on campus? We’ve got you covered. Just make sure to follow all signs, including posted occupancy limits and in-use and out-of-use stickers, avoid moving any furniture and clean your space before and after use.

Library Information

Did you know that the Hillman Library has a libraian specific to psychology majors?

Aimee Sgourakis, aimees@pitt.edu, Office hours are Tuesdays 10am - 12pm via Zoom and scheduled by appointment.

Here is an overview of what I can help you with:  

  • Research needs or questions from students, staff, and faculty
  • Library instruction services: virtual visits and/or designing a customized research guide (LibGuide) for your course linkable in Canvas, citation management instruction (Zotero)
  • Digital scholarship needs or questions: copyright issues, open access author fee fund, open access publishing, data management, our digital repository, citation metrics, altmetrics, journal metrics
  • Collection needs (ordering books, journals, databases) We are prioritizing online access to ebooks and streaming video.
  • One-on-one consultation services                           

Research Support & Consultation

  • Guide your students directly to me, their subject specialist librarian, for library or research help in your classes. I can assist via consultation (via Zoom or email.)
  • If your students do visit the Hillman ground floor service desk in-person, they will not be provided with introductory research guidance. If the student has questions, desk staff will put them in contact with me (or the appropriate library expert or specialist) to schedule a consultation or with the general Ask Us email/chat as appropriate.

Additional information on library resources can be found here.

For the latest information on library services and COVID-19 protocols, visit: https://www.library.pitt.edu/library-response-resources

Student Computing Labs and Kiosks

To create a safer environment for learning and living as part of the University's COVID-19 mitigation effortsmost Student Computing Labs on the Pittsburgh campus will remain closed for the fall term. The Hillman Library location will be open, and software and services offered through the Virtual Computing Lab will remain available 24/7 from any location.

The Pitt Pantry

We are no longer able to distribute prepackaged bags, but will continue providing emergency food assistance to members of the Pitt Community via meal passes, which can be used to purchase meals at the Quick Zone in Litchfield Towers. You may request ten meal passes using this form. If you are experiencing any symptoms, including, but not limited to- fever, cough and shortness of breath- please do not fill out the form. Instead, please email pantry@pitt.edu to arrange for resources.

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center will continue to provide virtual services in High Risk, Elevated and Guarded postures. All offices (including satellite offices and those located in residence halls) will remain closed for in-person services.

The UCC offers a variety of virtual services and programs (including Drop-In Services) to meet the needs of our community.

Online and digital services and resources are available for students by contacting the University Counseling Center at 412-648-7930 x1. Additionally, Therapy Assistance Online resources continue to be available.

The Office of Student Records

Dietrich School administrative units are currently operating remotely. Assistance is available virtually. You may contact any staff member using their University of Pittsburgh email address. For general inquiries, please contact 412-624-6480 or StudentRecords@AS.Pitt.edu.

Career Center

Given the local, state, and federal guidelines regarding community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Career Center will be operating virtually.  Please schedule an appointment in Handshake call us at 412-383-4473, or email careers@pitt.edu to connect with our staff.  Please also continue to practice social distancing and take care of your health and wellbeing.

Time Out with the Career Center - A podcast on Anchor

Subscribe and listen to Time Out with the Career Center to hear about some big-picture ideas to help guide students at the University of Pittsburgh. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, job searching tips, and hear from professionals/alumni. This podcast was created to help students understand and navigate the world of work.

Study Lab 

Remote Services: All of our academic support services, tutoring and academic coaching, will be offered completely virtually this fall. Students will still be able to make appointments through the Navigate app, or by calling or chatting with us online, and all information on how to access remote services can be found on our website.

Tutoring: We will not be offering traditional group “drop-in” tutoring for students this fall, however, the evening periods in which we used to offer drop-in tutoring in the library will now be set aside for students to schedule same day, 30-minute appointments with a tutor. We hope that this will still allow students who may just have a quick question to connect with a tutor in a more effective manner.

On Demand Resources: We are adding content to our “On Demand” page which includes links to videos and resources for students as they navigate the remote learning environment, we will have several more posted by the time classes begin. Undergraduate coaches will also be doing weekly tips at timely points in the year to direct students to important things to think about. That will be found on our main page once classes start.

Canvas Commons Page: We discussed in our spring meeting the opportunity to create content that can be added directly into Canvas for courses so we created a page that is now available in the Canvas Commons for instructors which informs students about the opportunities available to them in Study Lab. This link is also found on our website under the resources for instructors.

Virtual Lab

The Pitt IT Virtual Lab enables you to access much of the same lab software and resources that you use while sitting in a Pitt IT Student Computing Lab on campus. The convenience of the Virtual Lab is that you can access it from any location, using almost any computer or mobile device, at any time of day. It's your personal 24/7, on-the-go lab.

Math Assistance Center

For information on how to proceed with tutoring please see the following link:  

MAC Online Instructions
MAC Team Code: 2nhfu2l

The Math Assistance Center will be virtual this semester and has moved to an appointment-based system.  Appointments and tutoring will begin on Wednesday, August 26th.  Please stay tuned for further instructions regarding how appointments will be made and what to expect in your tutoring sessions.