University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Mountain Cat Express


The Mountain Cat Express is a service offered by Pitt-Johnstown Student Affairs to give students a safe, comfortable, alternative ride home for the three major recesses: Thanksgiving, Winter/Semester, and Spring Break.

Pittsburgh passengers will be dropped off/picked up at the Waterfront (@Dave & Busters) 
Harrisburg passengers will be dropped off/picked up at the Harrisburg Mall (@Macy's) 
Philadelphia passengers will be dropped off/picked up at the King of Prussia Mall (@Lord and Taylor)

Spring Recess 2024 Information

  • Our two buses will be departing at 4pm on Friday, March 8th. 
  • We will begin to board the buses at 3:30 pm on the Richland High School side of Blackington Hall.  We will depart exactly at 4pm, so your attention to the time is critical and appreciated. 
  • Only enrolled Pitt-Johnstown students who have registered for the trip at this link will be able to board the bus.  The registration link will close at 4pm on Wednesday, March 6th so that we may notify riders and identify folks on the waiting list.  If you register and you end up not needing the seat, the courtesy of a cancellation is appreciated by contacting  
  • Registration is live at this link!    Students, not loved ones, may register themselves as they must initial waivers and other items pertaining to the student's experience. 
  • An instructional email will be sent on the 6th to all those who have made the trip. We monitor these lists closely, so if you are a late registrant, we will let you know if you are on the waiting list or not. 
  • Return trip times on Sunday, March 17th are as follows:  Pittsburgh 4pm;  Philadelphia 3pm and traveling on to Harrisburg for a 4:45 approximate pick up. Harrisburg riders are encouraged to be onsite at 4:30 please. 

For more information, please contact Campus Activities and Engagement at 814-269-7065.