Institutional Web Communications

The University Communications Web Team is responsible for Pitt’s Institutional presence on the World Wide Web. We have built — and continue to maintain — a number of sites for offices, special initiatives, programs, and services with University-wide impact.

This online hub for information about Pitt’s graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies also features photo galleries of graduates and their families plus live-streaming videos of the ceremonies, which are archived on the site afterward.

This site posts statements, Tweets, and other communications from Chancellor Patrick Gallagher as well as information on his leadership team and office staff, Pitt governance, awards, and more. A “Contact Us” page enables visitors to submit invitations, requests, and comments.

Pittwire is the University of Pittsburgh’s official news service, highlighting stories about Pitt that are of broad public interest. News stories are organized into categories — innovation and research, campus, students, alumni, giving, faculty and teaching, staff, and diversity and community — that align with Pitt’s key stakeholders and its strategic goals.

One of the larger and more complex sites created by University Communications, this site serves as the provost’s chief online communications forum. It features sections for faculty, students, research, University planning and office initiatives, and includes hundreds of pages of policies and guidelines.

Each academic year since 2014-15, the Office of the Provost has declared a special area to highlight through campus events and activities — with 2018-19 to be The Year of PittGlobal. University Communications has created a site for each year, featuring news and events updates and online forms for submitting funding proposals.

The Web site for Pitt’s Personalized Education Initiative features initiative details, projects funded through the initiative, personalized education resources at Pitt, a video, and online forms for submitting grants and for providing feedback and input on the initiative.

In a month-by-month format, the Annual Report spotlights 100 Pitt success stories in academics, research, community building, diversity and inclusion, and global reach, while also including traditional annual report data.

The University events calendar just recently launched and will be rapidly expanding over the coming months. The calendar will be populated with hundreds of events by contributors from around the University. The calendar will be featured on but events may also be accessed through individual unit sites, Pittwire, University Times, social media, and many other channels. 

With photos, links, and map locations for than 200 Pittsburgh campus facilities (including landmarks as well as lesser-known treasures), the campus tour includes a general tour plus tours focusing on research labs, residence halls, the Cathedral of Learning, and sustainability. It also includes a basic campus map. A new iteration of the campus tour with interactive maps is anticipated to launch in late 2018.

University Communications, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, and advised by a University-wide advisory committee, produced the current iteration of the institutional site at in 2012. With a relatively small number of pages, the site connects visitors to the more than 350 academic and administrative unit sites. The next iteration of the gateway is anticipated to launch in 2019.