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President's Welcome

Welcome to Point Park University

You’ve chosen a great time to visit. There’s never been a better time to get to know Pittsburgh’s only Downtown university — and the real-world education that sets us apart.

As we like to point out, our students are already engaged in a more active, more engaged, more professional education. Our academic and social environment offers students limitless opportunities to explore their academic and career ambitions with the ultimate aim of preparing them for engagement in life after college.

From photography and art exhibitions in Lawrence Hall, to performances Downtown and at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, to cinema and photographic art installations on Wood Street, creativity plays a vital role in defining the Point Park experience. The spirit of the individual is alive and thriving here.

Our faculty and students are immersed into the fabric of Pittsburgh. We’re proud to provide a professionally rich atmosphere in which students benefit from academic opportunities through internships, faculty projects, and connections with alumni who are making valuable contributions in their respective fields.  And our expanding Downtown campus is creating a growing academic, social and cultural hub for both our city neighbors and the University community.

But I hope you won’t just take my word for it. Whether you’re a prospective student, a parent, an educator, or a Point Park alum who hasn’t been back to campus lately, we hope you’ll visit and experience firsthand our vibrant, real-world campus. We look forward to showing you around, and getting to know you better.

It is always our pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the neighborhood.

Hennigan Signature

Dr. Paul Hennigan
President, Point Park University