Frequently Asked Questions

Please check these FAQs 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 on our Daily Schedule posted right outside the Hub.

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

Yes! If possible, pre-packaged food is best. However, if you would like to serve any other type of food and drink at your program, we ask that you please contain the serving and consumption of these items to the Island table and any non-carpeted areas.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.