Similar Interests, Common Bonds
First-year Residential Living
At Point Park, first-year students have the opportunity to live in a traditional residence hall in Downtown Pittsburgh, one of the world's most livable cities.
Each freshmen floor has a community facilitator, an upper-level student who helps first-year students get accustomed to living in the city and being away from home. CFs can help students work through challenges with roommates or other residents of their floor, and can assist in other ways to help ensure a smooth transition to college life.
All first-year floors take part in events, activities and projects to help freshmen connect with the University and city, and each floor has its own programming to help residents get to know each other, make friends and build a sense of community.
Living and Learning Communities
Students interested in a more focused residence hall environment may choose one of Point Park’s innovative Living and Learning Communities, themed floors where students share common interests, such as movies, writing or art. Check out the links below for more information about each of Point Park’s seven LLCs.
One of the best things about LLCs? You’ll get to know students you otherwise may not have met and you’ll develop friendships that remain strong long after you leave Point Park. Choosing an LLC floor gives freshmen the comfort of knowing, even before arriving on campus, that they’ll be living among like-minded students with similar interests.
When to choose? Incoming freshmen can select a residence hall floor with or without a Living and Learning Community when completing Point Park’s housing contract.
Point Park's Living and Learning Communities:
- All Female Floor
- All Things Pittsburgh
- Art for Art's Sake
- For the Record
- Global Perspectives
- Silver Screen
- Writer's Colony
A few times a year, all of the LLCs get together to play, compete and celebrate:
- Pizza with the President — LLCs work as teams to win dinner with the University president
- LLC Olympics — five days of competition to see which LLCs can win the gold
- LLC Symposium — LLCs gather to celebrate the end of their first year
LLC residents establish their own living standards for their community, as well as their individual rooms, and also decide on a community-service project each year to support something they feel passionate about to strengthen the community.