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Welcome! Community and Summer Education is composed of a small team of friendly individuals who are dedicated to providing authentic, participant-centered programming for prospective students and progressive community members. We’d love to hear from you! No question should go unanswered.

Call Us: (412) 392-3456
*At this time, email is the preferred method of contact

2023 Summer Season

The Student Health Center is available to all campers during the normal clinic hours.  Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.  This clinic is staffed with a full time Registered Nurse who can provide first aid intervention, illness and injury assessment, health screenings, and health education.  Student Health Center | Point Park University | Pittsburgh, PA

Through a partnership with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, telemedicine visits are available to all students free of cost. 

The clinic is available for walk ins but online scheduling is also available.  MyHealth Point Park University Scheduling (

If you have additional questions while making your summer decision, please reach out to Community and Summer Education at

While COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required at Point Park University, mitigation is still taken very seriously.  If you feel that you are experiencing symptoms of covid-19, have tested positive for covid-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19, please call the Student Health Center at 412-392-3800 for information on testing, treatment, and isolation.

Symptomatic covid-19 testing is available in the student health clinic.  Please schedule an appointment - MyHealth Point Park University Scheduling (

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit:


If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19

  • Isolate: Avoid all others. Only leave your home for emergency medical care.
  • Contact the Student Health Center 412-392-3800
  • Isolate for 5 full days. University Nurse will give you a return to campus date.
  • If you live with others, stay in a separate room, and use a separate bathroom if possible. Do not share personal items. Clean and disinfect your home and frequently touched surfaces regularly.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves. Contact the Student Health Center 412- 392-3800
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.
  • Notify your close contacts.
    • A close contact is anyone who was within six feet or less of you for 15 minutes or more – with or without a mask – in the last two days before you first noticed symptoms or tested positive. Ask your close contacts to quarantine according to the instructions below.
  • Call your healthcare provider to talk about potential treatment options. New medications may help you from getting sick, especially for people at higher risk (Age 65 and older, immune compromise, obesity, heart, kidney disease or lung disease, diabetes).
  • Do not get another PCR test for COVID-19. Testing early in the course of illness is for the purpose of diagnosis. Some people may remain positive by PCR test beyond the period of expected infectiousness.
  • Contact the Student Health Center 412- 392-3800 with questions or for more information.

If you are EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19

  • If you have a known exposure, notify the health center – 412-392-3800.
  • If you are symptomatic, get a test. If you do not have symptoms, test on day 5.
  • Wear a mask for 10 full days days.
    • Start counting from day 1 : Day 0 is when you were exposed, day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
    • If you develop symptoms, stay home, and get tested.

Feeling Sick? Follow these steps:

Step #1) Stay in your room

Step #2) Contact Student Health Services for an evaluation | 412.392.3800

Step #3) If necessary, a virtual appt with a doctor will be scheduled

Step #4) Quarantine in a designated University facility operated under isolation protocols until results arrive

Step #5) Students with positive COVID-19 test results must isolate 5 days after symptoms start

All summer payments for program are due before the start of your program or June 30 (whichever occurs first).

Sunday, May 28, 2023
Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)
International Summer Dance (6-weeks)
International Summer Dance (3-weeks)
Screenwriting Intensive
Summer Theatre Intensive

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Baseball Prospect Camp

Sunday, June 12, 2022
International Summer Dance (2-weeks)
Radio/TV Broadcast Camp

Sunday, June 18, 2023
Editing Intensive
Choreography Collective (session A and B)
Summer Dance Workshop
2D Animation Intensive

Sunday, July 2, 2023
Point Park Soccer Camp


Refund/Cancellation Policy
Refund / Cancellation Policy
If a participant withdraws before or on May 1, 2023, there will be no cancellation fee and a full refund will be issued (including the deposit).
If a participant withdraws before or on May 31, 2023, there will be no cancellation fee and a full refund of fees paid to date LESS the non-refundable deposit.
If a participant withdraws within 14 days of the program start date, no refunds will be given. However, students who encounter unforeseen extenuating circumstances may petition for an exception. If a student develops Covid-19 after the refund period and can no longer attend, we will refund all payments less the non-refundable deposit. 

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Heidi Ward, Director of Community and Summer Education. Emails should be sent to:

Refund/Cancellation Policy
If Point Park University cancels your program, you will have the following options:
Option 1: Transfer to another 2023 session with online delivery method
Option 2: Receive a full refund of all tuition and fees paid during the 2023 registration process
Option 3: Apply these funds towards pre-registration for 2024


1. Participation Agreement: 
applicable to ALL students. varies depending on the program. 

2. Student Center Use Agreement: applicable only to on-ground students.

3. COVID-19 Waiver: applicable to ALL students.

*Before arriving on campus, summer students need to acknowledge the risks associated with COVID-19 by signing an acknowledge document. This acknowledgeement verifies the visitor has read and understand the content of the document and agrees with the terms in it. The doucment is as followed:

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is a highly infectious disease declared by the World Health Organization to be a global pandemic.  COVID-19’s highly contagious nature means that contact with others, or contact with surfaces that have been exposed to the virus, can lead to infection. Additionally, individuals who may have been infected with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic for a period of time, or may never become symptomatic at all. Because of its highly contagious and sometimes “hidden” nature, it is currently very difficult to control the spread of COVID- 19 or to determine whether, where, or how a specific individual may have been exposed to the disease.[1]

Presently, the CDC recommends the following to avoid contracting COVID-19: avoiding close contact with others; wearing a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in public settings; clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces; wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; practice social distancing; avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces; cover coughs and sneezes; monitor your health daily; and, get vaccinated for COVID-19.

By participating in a Point Park University summer program, participants acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19, the fact that it can be difficult to identify in another, and the inherent risks of exposure at the University to those who may be infected with COVID-19. Participants voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID- 19 by returning to the campus of University and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or even death.

The University has put in place new safety rules and precautions in order to attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which rules and precautions may be updated at any time.  Participants agree to comply with such rules and precautions which may include, but are not limited to, wearing personal protective equipment (“PPE”), hand washing, hand sanitizing, and social distancing. Failure to comply with these rules and precautions is a violation of the University’s Student Code of Conduct, also available at:, and may be grounds for dismissal from a summer program.

Where applicable to the specific program, Point Park University will begin its summer programs by providing housing in a number of accommodation options.  Participants living in a University residence hall (including with the same room as a roommate) choose to do so voluntarily notwithstanding the risks associated with COVID-19.

In the event that a participant would receive a positive test result for the virus, or if needed to isolate/quarantine, the University will work with that participant to determine the best plan of action.  This plan of action could include asking the participant to isolate/quarantine on campus or stay at home in order to protect the health and safety of the University community.

By participating in a Point Park University summer program or living in University housing, participants voluntarily assume full responsibility for any and all risks of illness or injury associated with exposure to COVID-19, as well as from use of any PPE, including face masks, that the University may voluntarily provide.


[1] Point Park University is guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and all public health related information contained in this waiver is based on CDC guidance available at the time of distribution of this waiver.

Summer Operations

Point Park partners with CampDoc to better serve our participants and staff.  CampDoc offers an electronic health record system for camps where you will complete your participant’s health information electronically.  

The security and privacy of your participant’s health information is important to us.  The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted, and password protected. You can find additional information about CampDoc privacy and security information at 

Returning Participants

You will receive a notification email from CampDoc to log in and update your participant’s information.

  • Click the “Log In” link within the email.
  • In the Email box, type your email address.
  • In the Password box, type the password previously created.
  • Click the CONTINUE button.
  • If you forget your password, type your email address and click the “Forgot Your Password” button.

New Participants

After signing up for your program, you will receive an “Invitation” email from CampDoc.

  • Click on the green "Accept Invite" link within the email.
  • In the Confirm Email box, type your email address in order to confirm.
  • In the Password box, type the password that you want to use.
  • Click the CONTINUE button.

After you log in, select your participant’s name and click on the health profile link to complete your participant’s information.

Required questions will be marked with an * and outlined in red.  Upload any required documents to your CampDoc account.  If you're on a phone/tablet, you can take a picture to upload the document.

Keep in mind that you can return to at any time to make updates to your participant’s health information before your program begins. You can log in using the email address and password you previously created.  

Returning CampDoc users will find that their participant's health information has carried over from previous years. For new users, your participant’s health information will save from year-to-year, so once you complete it in CampDoc this season, you won’t have to start from scratch next year.

Additionally, CampDoc sends out periodic reminder emails for incomplete health information.  These notifications  come from, so please add this to your safe sender list to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders. We don’t want you to miss important notices about Camp Star!

Please note that CampDoc supports the current and previous major releases of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari which provide improved security and performance for health information. For additional assistance, you can navigate to or contact our Support Team at or 734-636-1000.

We are excited to continually improve, building safer, more productive and more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family!

Yes, returning students must complete a new registration each year they attend a program. If you still have your Point Park University ID Card, please make sure to bring it with you.
A daily attendance sheet is kept on all participants who attend our programs. Upon arrival, a staff member will take roll and make sure all students are accounted for. If a student must leave during programming, they will need to notify the Department of Community and Summer Education to discuss the situation and available options. Please call (412) 392-3457.

The Department of Public Safety is at work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a safe, secure living and learning environment for the University community. Police officers patrol University owned buildings in well-marked vehicles, on foot and on bicycles, maintaining high visibility throughout the area. The Point Park dispatch center has more than 400 surveillance cameras, which are monitored by full-time dispatchers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A valid Point Park University ID card is required for campus access. All residence entrances are locked 24 hours per day and require an ID card with allotted access. All ID cards, including those for residence halls, are controlled and issued by the Department of Public Safety.

Yes, there is a PNC ATM on the second floor of Academic Hall. Supported banks in the downtown area include PNC, Chase, Citizens, KeyBank, First National and Dollar Bank.

We are looking for adults at least 18 years of age to be Summer Resident Assistants for students who are minors, ages 14 to 17 years of age. Those who have worked with teenagers, can remain impartial, and are not afraid to enforce rules to keep students safe are encouraged to apply. This is a serious responsibility and should not be entered into without careful consideration.

As a Resident Assistant (RA), you will live on campus and be assigned 8 to 10 students. 

Current Point Park students are allowed to apply.

RA Application Deadline: April 15
Interviews Conducted By: Friday, April 29

RA / Staff Move-In: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 (unless otherwise discussed)
Mandatory RA / Staff Orientation and Training: Wednesday June 14 - Friday, June 16 (all day)
1st Student Move-In + Orientation: Sunday, June 19 (all day)

2023 Summer Season:
Monday, June 19 - Saturday, July 29 (dates may vary depending on which session you select)

RESPONSIBILITIES (on a rotating schedule):
• Supervise class attendance reports – check and report any noted absences
• Enforce curfew and rules established at orientation
• Make evening and morning room checks
• Document and discuss student misbehavior and report any incident to the Lead RA and Director
• Escort injured students to on-campus physical trainer or off-campus appointments
• Chaperone occasional field trips and accompany groups to planned activities
• There will be scheduled time off, but you must be willing to be on call at all times

1) Parents with enrolled students: For the time of your commitment, the tuition and room & board for one child attending the program, as well as your own room and board, will be waived.

2) Point Park students enrolled in a summer program: students participating in International Summer Dance or our Choreography Collective may apply as a RA in exchange for room & board. Tuition is not included and must be paid by the student. Duties will occur before and after class. Students must have excellent time management skills and live on campus.  

3) Point Park students NOT enrolled in a summer program: students not enrolled in a summer program may apply as a RA in exchange for room & board. An additional stipend will also be provided for the time commitment ($500/week) during the summer sessions. Additional programming requirements may be asked for summer RA students who are NOT enrolled in a summer program. Board plans are only available during the summer session. Pre-Summer session board is not provided. Pre-summer sessions will be paid $12/hour (up to 25 hours per week) for office assistant work, as well as room fee exchange.

The University does not have a parking facility, so any applicant who drives will be responsible for paying their own parking fees. Please see or for the most current and lowest parking rates in the city.

Selected applicants must apply for or supply proof of mandatory clearances:
• Act 34 (criminal background check)
• Act 151 (child abuse clearance) for the state of PA
• Federal Background (must be done in home state through state office or FBI location)

The cost of these clearances will be covered by the University. If you already have valid clearances dated within five years of the close of our program (August 1), please email copies to our office to avoid going through this process.

Downtown Living

Courtyard by Marriot Pittsburgh Downtown
945 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Reservations: Book your rate for Point Park University at Courtyard

Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown
745 Grant St
Pittsburgh PA 15219
Reservations at 1-800-378-7946 or Drury Plaza Hotel Website Use code: 328939 (Point Park Univ)

Even Hotels Pittsburgh Downtown
425 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Reservations at 412-301-2277 
Book your rate for Point Park University at Even

Fairfield by Marriot Pittsburgh Downtown
435 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Reservations at Book your rate for Point Park University at Fairfield

Fairmont Pittsburgh
510 Market StreetPittsburgh, PA 15222
Reservations at 1-800-270-6647

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15219Reservations at 1-888-444-6664 or Book Your Rate for Point Park University at Omni

There are lots of things you'll want - and need - to make Point Park your new home. Below are the basics of what to bring, and what not to bring, to make your living space comfortable. This list is available as a printable PDF.

Be sure to contact your roommate before you get here to avoid bringing two of the same item. There are several drugstores within walking distance of the University if there are any last minute items you forgot to pack.  

Select the resident hall to see recommended and prohibited items:

Point Park University does not own a parking lot. However, the City of Pittsburgh has parking lots directly across from the University and within walking distance.

  • Blvd. of the Allies Lot: $14 all day - Directly across the street from the University
  • Third Avenue Garage: $18 all day - Directly across the street from the University
  • Mon Wharf parking: $10 all day - Two blocks from the University
  • Station Square: $6 - $20 per day – 10 min walk from University (recommended choice)
  • Weekend parking rate throughout the city is usually $6 per day
  • North Shore Parking - ~ $9 all day, T-Service free from North Shore to Downtown is free 

Free “T” service (light rail transit/subway) is available between Downtown Pittsburgh and North Shore destinations. The closest station to Point Park is located at Gateway Center and

For maps and drop-offs of Port Authority Buses and "T" services, visit:

*Please note: Street parking in Downtown Pittsburgh is free after 6pm Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday.

Community and Summer Education Contact Information
Email SummerCamps@PointPark.Edu
Call 412-392-3457
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