Pittsburgh offers Pitt students many opportunities to enjoy and benefit from its lively downtown, growing economy, and distinctive neighborhoods—including Oakland, the Pittsburgh campus's home neighborhood and the city's cultural and educational hub. By presenting a current Pitt ID, students can ride all public transportation in Allegheny County free of charge.

Truly, the city is an extension of campus.

The University’s PITT ARTS program enables students to attend cultural events at venues like downtown's Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts for free or at greatly reduced rates. At Heinz Field on Pittsburgh's burgeoning North Shore, students can cheer themselves hoarse during Pitt Panthers home football games (the Pittsburgh Steelers play there, too). The city's South Side and Lawrenceville neighborhoods, with their many cafés, clubs, galleries, eateries, and shops, also are popular with students from Pitt and the city's six other universities.

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