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Welcome to the iSchool!

The iSchool hosts this site as a home for information of particular interest to our faculty, staff and students. 

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The iSchool Facility

The building will be locked during all official University breaks and holidays. It is university policy that unauthorized entry into the building outside of normal hours can be considered as trespassing. 

Doctoral and graduate students working on research with faculty will be granted access on an individual basis. If such access is needed, please see Sharon Bindas in 513 IS Building to complete the paperwork to allow this access.  If you do obtain special access to the building, please do not admit anyone else in the building outside of normal operating hours.

You are welcome to use any classroom or common space in the building as a study area or place for group work, provided that it is not reserved for another use and that this occurs during normal operating hours. To check room availability, please contact Carolyn Loether.

When the iSchool building is closed, feel free to take advantage of nearby spaces specifically intended for student use - the Commons Room in the Cathedral of Learning, the William Pitt Union, Hillman Library, etc. These facilities have extended hours, comfortable work spaces, and refreshments.

If the iSchool building is locked during normal class hours and a member of the staff is not available to admit you, please contact campus police at 412-624-4040 to request access to the building. Campus police will request to see your Pitt ID before unlocking the door for you.  

These policies are in place for your protection and to safeguard the building and its contents.


iSchool Building Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday    7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm


iSchool Student Services & Dean's Office (Fifth Floor)

  Fall & Spring Terms Summer Term
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday    8:30 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed Closed

*The Student Services and Dean's Offices close during the University’s holiday schedule. For details regarding the University's operating schedule please visit Pitt’s academic calendar.


Student Collaboration Space (3rd Floor)

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday    8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

If you have suggestions regarding the use and amenities of the 3rd floor space, contact us at: [email protected].


PhD Collaboratory (8th Floor)

For use by iSchool PhD students. Access to this closed facility is limited to iSchool PhD students. You can enter by swiping your Pitt ID.