University of Pittsburgh

Panther Central

Panther Central is the University's go-to place for all the essentials of daily living from transportation to finding a good meal. As a Pitt Law student you may not need to use Panther Central as much as our undergraduate students do, but Panther Central is a great resource and it is important to know what services they offer! They are centrally located in the main lobby of Litchfield Towers which is right across the street from the Law School (all you need to do is walk across the bridge over Forbes Avenue!)

Panther Card

Your panther card is the only card you need on campus. All panther cards are issued at Panther Central once you are a registered student.Your panther card is your ID card, your library card, and can even serve as a debit card at many vendors on campus and throughout Oakland! It gives you access to all University computer labs, the Student Health Services, and fitness centers. For law students who typically live off campus, your panther card plays a huge role as it allows you free transportation with both campus shuttles and the Port Authority of Pittsburgh!

Use your Panther Card to take advantage of some of Pittsburgh's most popular museums. Visit the Carnegie Museums, the Andy Warhol Museum, The Mattress Factory, and the Phipps Conservatory for FREE with your Panther Card, courtesy of the PITT ARTS program.

The University has a partnership with PNC Bank that enables you to link your Panther Card to a free PNC Bank account. Learn more about PNC Bank's Pitt Student Plan at

You can also use your Panther Card to store "Panther Funds" on it. Panther Funds are a safe, convenient alternative to carrying cash. You can purchase books, food and beverages, merchandise, and a variety of services at locations both on and off campus. Please visit Panther Central for more information on Panther Funds.

Dining Services

While most of our students live off-campus, it is nice to know that there are many options for dining here at the University of Pittsburgh. Not only do we have a Starbucks Cafe right in the heart of the Law Library, you have many different options from vegan to sushi to kosher right at your fingertips. Your panther card can be used to purchase items at all these locations!

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