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Apply for Housing at Pitt-Johnstown

Pitt-Johnstown students: please use the appropriate link below for instructions about the housing application process.

Housing Applications 2019-2020

This process applies to all students wishing to live on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Current students may participate in the Re-Contracting Process (March 14 - April 20).

Availability of Applications

  • Current Students - Beginning March 14
  • Transfer Students - Beginning May 1
  • Relocating Students - Beginning May 1
  • Readmitted Students - Beginning May 1
  • New First-Year Students - Beginning May 1

If you are requesting a specific roommate, your application must be completed on or before July 1.  

Application Process

Log into the AskCathy »

After logging in successfully, click on Johnstown Campus Housing Application & Deposit

 PAY YOUR $150 HOUSING DEPOSIT

  1. You will be redirected to PittPAY at this time to submit your $150 housing deposit. On the Account Summary screen, select the Make Deposit tab.
  2. If prompted to do so, select the Johnstown Campus from the drop down menu.
  3. Click the Continue link below “Pay Your Housing Deposit Fee”.  On the “How Would You Like to Pay?” screen, click on the appropriate payment method.  Enter the requested information on the payment screen.  Click the Continue button. 
  4. Review your submitted information on the “Almost Finished.  Please Review” page.  Click the Confirmbutton.  You will be sent a confirmation email. Once you have successfully paid the deposit, you must click the Continue to select Housing link to be redirected back to the Housing application.  If you simply close the window, your housing application will not be updated correctly.

This year, our PittPAY “Authorized User” has the ability to log into PittPAY directly from the Authorized User Login button at the top of payments.pitt.edu to make the housing deposit on your behalf.  Once an Authorized User selects the Make Deposit tab in PittPAY and pays the deposit, you and the Authorized User will receive an email letting you know that the student must finish the housing application process by logging into my.pitt.edu.  

PLEASE ONLY PAY THE DEPOSIT ONCE. IF YOU ARE PROMPTED TO PAY THE DEPOSIT A SECOND TIME, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT HOUSING.

Note:  You may also pay your housing deposit in person or over the phone with the Pitt-Johnstown Business Office.  The Business Office is located in 125 Blackington Hall.  The Business Office's phone number is 814-269-7040.  Deposits paid at the Business Office will not update to the Housing system immediately.  You will need to wait one business day before completing the Housing application. If your deposit has already been paid, you will skip this step and go directly to the Housing application.

 COMPLETE THE HOUSING APPLICATION

  1. From the landing page, select the appropriate application.
  2. Confirm your personal information and enter your mobile phone number.
  3. Enter your emergency contact information.
  4. As part of the housing application, you will need to indicate whether you have received the meningitis vaccine.  PA law requires all students to either receive a vaccine or seek exemption from the vaccine.  Answering the appropriate question on the application fulfills this requirement.
  5. Answer the roommate matching questions.  We recommend you answer these questions even if you have a specific roommate in mind.
  6. If you have a specific roommate in mind, “invite” them to be your roommate by creating a roommate group.  Click on the “invite” button and then search for your intended roommate.

Enter your roommate's, last name, first name or ID number and click the search button.  Once the system has found your roommate, click the “+” to add him or her to your application.

Your roommate will receive an email asking him or her to accept or decline the invitation.

NOTE: IF YOU PLAN ON COMPLETING A GROUP APPLICATION FOR WILLOW, CPA 4-PERSON, TOWNHOUSES OR LODGES, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS PORTION OF THE APPLICATION.  A separate application will be available in the future.

  1. If you have a specific building in which you would like to live, you may indicate it.  Please note, indicating a preference does not guarantee you housing in that building.  You do not have to indicate a preference.
  2. Select a meal plan.
  3. Agree to the Terms and Conditions for living on campus.  This is your housing contract.  We recommend that you email the contract to yourself so that you have a copy available.  Click the check boxes next to each statement.  Enter your STUDENT ID NUMBER (7 digits) in the indicated area.  Do not enter your user name or any other number.  Click on the “Submit Housing Application” button.  You will receive a confirmation email that you have completed your application.

Housing Assignments

Housing assignment information will be communicated to students in late July or early August. This information will include the room assignment, roommate information, and move-in details.

Students under 18 years of age

If you are not 18 years of age at the time you attempt to complete the housing application, you will be required to provide a cosigner for the contract. You will need to provide the email address for your parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian will receive an email with instructions regarding how to co-sign the contract. Once he/she has done so, you will be able continue with the housing application process.

Changing your Housing Application

You may return at a later date to edit your preferences by navigating to the location where you originally completed the housing application and choose the EDIT HOUSING APPLICATION feature. Housing Applications may not be changed after July 1.

Roommate Requests

If you have a specific roommate in mind, please indicate that student on your housing application. You will need the Student ID number of your intended roommate. In turn, your roommate must enter your name/ID number on his/her application. Only mutual roommate requests will be considered. While not guaranteed, every effort will be made to grant roommate requests received before July 1. Roommate requests are granted based upon room availability.

Private Room Request Form

A private room request form will be available beginning April 1, 2018.  This is a request form only and does not guarantee the requestor a private room.  Each student requesting a private room must have also paid the $150 housing deposit and completed an online housing application.  All students should plan on living with a roommate and apply with a roommate during the recontracting process.  If private rooms are able to be offered, they will not be offered until after the fall term has begun.  Private rooms will be offered based on terms in residence.  

Overloading a Space (Tripling)

Students may choose to triple a room in the LLC or lodges (except Foxfire Lodge).  No discount will apply to a voluntarily tripled room.  Tripled rooms will be outfitted with a lofted bed system and a third dresser.  A group processor should be determined and then a room selected during the online room selection process.  After the room is booked, all three students should email the Housing Office at upjhousing@pitt.edu stating that they wish to be tripled.  Each email should include all student’s names, ID numbers and the room number of the selected room.  The Office of Student Housing will then manually add the third person to the room.

Personal Property Insurance and Liability

Students who live on campus assume the liability for damage to any personal items.  The University is not liable for the replacement or repair of personal items that are damaged while the student resides on campus.

We highly encourage every student to have insurance coverage for personal property while they live on campus.  Often the parent's homeowners or renters insurance will cover a student's belongings while at college.  However, individual insurance policies may differ.  Please check the coverage on your family's policy.  

Renters and similar insurance products are available from most insurance companies.  

National Student Service, Inc. is a company offering insurance coverage for personal items and specializes in student coverage while away at college.  Please note that this company is not formally endorsed by the University.  The University does not receive any benefit if a student chooses to use this company.  This company is simply one example of a provider.  

The following language is from the Housing and Dining Contract that all residential students must accept and agree to during the housing application process.

Valuables

  • The student is responsible for the care and safety of his or her own personal property. 
  • The University will not be held liable, either directly or indirectly, for loss of and/or damage to the personal property of individual. 
  • It is recommended that insurance be carried by each student or his/her parent(s) against loss and/or damage of personal property.