Management of Undergraduate Access to the Barco Law Building During Fall 2017 Exam Period

In order to be proactive with managing undergraduate access to the Barco Law Building during the undergraduate exam period (Monday, December 11th through Saturday, December 16th) and the consequent potential for disruption of our own students’ preparation for their final exams, I wish to apprise our students of the many steps that Pitt Law is taking to proactively manage this situation.  This plan has been developed in consultation with both the Student Bar Association (SBA) and the Pitt Law Building and Safety Committee.

During both the Pitt Law exam and the University’s undergraduate exam period, Pitt Law will locate a Security Guard on the Barco 1st Floor (near the bank of elevators and the Forbes Avenue entrance).  The guard will require presentation of university issued identification showing that the individual is a Pitt Law student and will utilize a current listing of law students as verification for access to the law building from Friday, December 8th through Friday, December 15th during the following time periods.

  • Saturdays from noon until 10 p.m.

  • Sundays from noon until 11 p.m.

  • Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.

  • Fridays from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

In addition, the law building’s ground floor will require identification card access to gain entry to the building during the times listed above.  To maintain security, it will be imperative that the exterior doors (near the SideBar Café on the Ground Floor) are not propped open.  The Barco 1st floor rear door will be locked from Saturday, December 9th through Saturday, December 16th.

Signage will be displayed prominently in the Student Lounge and in the Student Bar Association Office on the Ground Floor, on Barco’s 1st Floor, in the Barco Law Library and on the various T.V. Screens located throughout the building that shares the following message:


If Pitt Law students discover undergrads anywhere in the building (i.e., the ground floor student lounge; study rooms; computer labs; the library; etc.) during the upcoming undergraduate and Law School exam periods, please advise the 4th floor circulation desk staff (ext. 8-1323), the administrative offices receptionist in Barco Room # 420-B (ext. 8-1490) or the security guard located on the first floor (near the front door entrance) and they will take action.

For your information, effective Monday, December 11th through Thursday, December 21st the Barco Law Building will conform to our normal exam period access schedule which is as follows:

Barco Law Building Hours – Exam Period

  • Sundays,  11:45 a.m. – 11 p.m.

  • Mondays through Thursdays,  6:45 a.m. – 11 p.m.

  • Fridays,  6:45 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Saturdays,  9:45 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Winter Holiday hours will begin on Friday, December 22nd and the Barco Law Building will be closed until Tuesday, January 2, 2018.