Family Weekend Resources
Please visit the University's hotel page for a list of hotels that are convenient to both the University and major traffic routes.
Traffic and Weather Advisories
Following are some helpful websites for checking current traffic and weather conditions:
For driving directions and parking information visit our Directions/Maps page.
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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.
Point Park will offer University shuttle transportation on Saturday morning and afternoon to allow families to explore Pittsburgh. Shuttles are easily identified by the prominently displayed Point Park logo on the sides of each shuttle.
There will NOT be shuttle service to hotels or off-campus events. (See Transportation: Community Resources below for some transportation options)
Families with young children
In order to ride University shuttles, children must be at least 8 years old and not be required to ride in a child safety seat of any kind (car seat, booster seat, etc.). For more information on Pennsylvania’s Seat Belt Law, visit dmv.org/pa-pennsylvania/safety-laws.php
Lost and Found
Items left on University shuttles will be turned in to lost and found located at the Academic Hall security desk.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Location on Campus
The campus shuttle stop at the shelter in the parking lot next to the Student Center located at 330 Boulevard of the Allies.
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.
|Sat., Oct. 6|
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This looping shuttle service takes approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic. You can hop on and off as you wish. Note that Station Square is only a 10-20 minute walk to campus, depending on the Station Square location you wish to visit. If you don't want to wait for the shuttle back to campus, see Community Resources below for alternate transportation options.
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.
Pittsburgh International Airport
Information on transportation to/from the airport is available on the airport's website.
1100 Liberty Avenue
Bus Service, Long Distance
55 11th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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
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
Black car or taxi service
On-campus dining options include:
- Lawrence Hall Dining Room
- Point Cafe
- Point Perk Coffee Shop
For venue information and current operating hours, visit the dining page.
- RAD Days 2018
- Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
- Venture Outdoors what's happening outdoors in and around Pittsburgh
- Free Self-Guided Walking Tours provided by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
- Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tour
- What's Next Pittsburgh
- Trip Advisor
- Strip District Neighbors
- Society for Contemporary Crafts
- Lawrenceville Corporation - Eat, Drink, & Shop
- Student Guide to Pittsburgh
- Andy Warhol Museum
- Carnegie Libraries
- Carnegie Museums
- Carnegie Science Center
- Mattress Factory