Frequently Asked Questions

Please check these FAQs and our Events Policies & Guidelines before reaching out to us directly. If you cannot find the answer to your question below, email

Can I reserve space to study?

Unfortunately, no. Reservations are only permitted for events and programs with a global or international focus. Otherwise, all of our spaces are first come, first served - in other words, if a Nook is empty, you are welcome to use it to study! Any reservations for the day can be found via our Events Calendar and Instagram profile.

Can I serve food and beverages at my event in the Hub?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, no.

Can I bring signage to my event?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. If your signage requires an easel, please bring this with you as well!

I have a presentation I would like to show during my event. What do I need to bring?

*For Fall 2020, you will not be able to use any of the Hub's innate technology for presentations, film screenings, etc.*

You will need:

  • A laptop with an HDMI port and USB port
  • Any necessary adapters
  • A battery charger
  • Wireless presenter (if needed)

If this is not possible, please email at least 24 hours ahead of your reservation time.

I would like to show an international film, interview, or news recording. Is this possible?

*For Fall 2020, you will not be able to use any of the Hub's innate technology for presentations, film screenings, etc.*

Yes! As the Hub is a very public space, we ask that all media being displayed on our large Experience Wall screen is appropriate (i.e. no nudity or explicit content). If you have the film on BluRay, that is preferred. Otherwise, please have the media on a laptop with an HDMI port and we can play it off of our large Experience Wall screen that way.

You will also need to make sure that you are adhering to Public Peformance Rights when showing a commercial film. Specific questions about this should be directed towards the ULS Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing.

I need seating for 50+ people. Do you have the space?

*In the High and Elevated Risk operational postures, the maximum capacity is 12 people seated within the Hub. This is subject to change if the University moves into the Guarded Risk posture.*

Yes, the Hub can seat 45-50 people comfortably, with additional standing room. However, we do not have 50 chairs in the space. The existing furniture seats 27-30 people. Event hosts are responsible for bringing the necessary furniture outside of what we already have in the Hub. Chairs and other furniture can be ordered through Facilities Management.

I am part of a group or organization outside of Pitt. Can I host my event in the Hub?

*Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting any physical events or meetings from outside of Pitt. If you feel your organization or event is relevant to the Pitt community and would like to collaborate on a virtual event, please email*

We will always give priority to university students, staff, and faculty. However, if you are non-university group and would like to host an event for university students that is internationally/globally focused, you must find a university group to sponsor you. Once that is in place, please email with your proposal.