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Dining: On Campus

On-campus dining options include:

  • Lawrence Hall Dining Room
  • Point Cafe
  • Starbucks

For more information about on campus dining options, including locations, hours of operation, etc., visit our Dining page.

Dining: Off Campus

A list of off-campus dining options is provided in the Family Weekend Guide which you will receive at check-in. Additional online resources include:

Getting Around

Traffic and Weather Advisories

Following are some helpful websites for checking current traffic and weather conditions:

Driving Directions

For driving directions and parking information, visit our Welcome to Campus page.

GPS Address

Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Latitude: 40.4385610
Longitude:  -80.0020010

Note:  When traveling in Downtown Pittsburgh, use caution when following GPS directions, as there are a number of one-way streets, and bus-only lanes.

Transportation: Point Park Shuttle Service

Point Park will offer University shuttle transportation on Saturday morning and afternoon to allow you to explore Pittsburgh, as well as between Point Park and area hotels on Friday and Saturday evenings. Shuttles are easily identified by the prominently displayed Point Park logo on the sides of each shuttle. The Point Park pick-up/drop-off location is at the Student Center parking lot shelter, 330 Boulevard of the Allies.

There will not be shuttle service for the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory, the National Aviary, or the Cross Country meet at Schenley Park.  Please visit their websites for more information including hours of operation, directions, parking, etc. 

For families with young children, please be aware that no child required under Pennsylvania Law to ride in a child safety seat of any kind (car seat, booster seat, etc.) is permitted to ride University shuttles. 

Under Pennsylvania's seat belt law:

  • Children under the age of 4 must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat anywhere in the vehicle.
  • Children from ages 4 up to 8 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat.
  • Children from ages 8 up to 18 must be in a seat belt.

Items left on University shuttles will be turned in to lost and found located at the Academic Hall security desk.

Shuttle Schedule

The Point Park pick-up/drop-off location is at the Student Center parking lot shelter, 330 Boulevard of the Allies.

The Family Weekend shuttles run in a continuous loop to and from Point Park and the locations below during the specified hours.

Fri., Oct. 7  

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Looping service to local hotels
Sat., Oct. 8  

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Exploring Pittsburgh
Looping service to Strip District, South Side Works, Station Square*, and Point Park
(Student Center shuttle parking lot)

*Station Square stop will be the Sheraton Station Square.

7:00  - 10:00 p.m.

Looping service to local hotels

Shuttle Tracking

Real time tracking of University shuttle locations, as well as estimated time of returns and departures, is available online, or you can download the app.  Links to the app download are available on the tracking website in the upper right corner menu.

Transportation: Community Resources

Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport
412-472-3525
Information on transportation to/from the airport is available on the airport's website.

Train

Amtrak Station
1100 Liberty Avenue
800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)

Bus Service,  Long Distance

Greyhound
55 11th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-392-6514

Megabus
877-462-6342

The Megabus stop for all arrivals and departures is located under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, at the intersection of 10th and French just north of Penn Avenue. During times when the bus stop beneath the Convention Center is unavailable, buses will arrive and depart from the Northbound side of Penn Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets. 

Bus Service, Local

If you know you're going to use public transportation but are not sure where to start, try the EZ Ride Pittsburgh app.

Port Authority of Allegheny County
412-442-2000

The Port Authority primarily serves Allegheny County with bus, T (light rail), incline, and paratransit service. You can find updated fare information and schedules on the Port Authority website, along with how to ride, how to pay, how to read a timetable, transit do’s and don’ts, and Park & Ride lots.

Bus Service, Outlying Counties

In addition to services provided in Allegheny County, the Port Authority website provides contact information for mass transit options for outlying counties, including:

  • Beaver County
  • Butler County and Grove City, Pa.
  • Charleroi and California, Pa.
  • Mid-Mon Valley Transit Authority
  • Fayette County – Uniontown, Pa.
  • New Castle, Pa.
  • Washington County
  • Westmoreland County

Taxi, Limo, Car, and Driver Services

Star Transportation Group
Includes Classy Cab, VETaxi, Cranberry Taxi, Air Star Access, and Star Limo

zTrip
Black car or taxi service

Uber
Car service 

Additional Resources