Message from President Gregerson regarding COV-ID prevention measures

(Message posted: March 12, 2020)


Dear Pitt-Greensburg Community:

The health and safety of our campus community is of paramount importance, and we are in an unprecedented situation with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We will be communicating regularly about the university’s responses to this situation in the form of emails, university website announcements, and social media posts (that direct readers to the website for official announcements). Please visit the Pitt-Greensburg homepage regularly for updates and look closely for emails from administrative offices both here and from the main campus.

As we move ahead, please understand the following:

  • This is a very dynamic situation.  Not all decisions have been made and as the situation changes, decisions will be required in response to changes that occur.
  • All Pitt campuses will remain open for the remainder of the semester however all teaching will be through remote modalities.
  • We encourage all members of the Pitt-Greensburg community to sign up for text and voice message alerts from the Emergency Notification Service.
  • The end date for the spring semester will not change; the last day of classes is April 17 and finals end on April 24.
  • Gatherings of more than 25 people on campus are prohibited.  The use of distance technology for necessary meetings is encouraged
  • Beginning Monday, March 16, all athletic events are postponed until further notice.
  • March 16-20 is a critical week. During this time:
    • No classes will be held.
    • Faculty will be working to convert their classes to remote teaching.
  • For employees:
    • We encourage work-from-home arrangements whenever possible. For staff members, discuss this scenario with your supervisor. Facilities trades, custodians, and grounds crews at the Greensburg campus are considered essential personnel and are excluded from work-from-home provisions.
    • Faculty may work from their offices or remotely, as is best for their particular situation, and will communicate with their Division Chair regarding their work arrangements and their revised approach to teaching their classes.
  • For students:
    • Resident students can access the halls to move out between 9 am – 5 pm on the following dates:
      • Thursday, March 12th
      • Friday, March 13th
      • Saturday, March 14th
      • Sunday, March 15th.
    • During these times, student will be able to access the building with their ID (key in University Court).
    • If you are unable to move out during these times, please complete the EXTENSION REQUEST FORM to indicate your reason and the date you plan on leaving. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
    • In regards to charges, students will be refunded for the remaining portion of their housing and meal plan.
    • If you have a package that has been delivered to campus, please speak to Campus Police to retrieve.
    • If you have questions, we are asking that you call 724-836-7869.

Thanks for all your hard and effective work during this challenging time.  We are an extraordinary group -- students, faculty, and staff working together to shape this learning community known as Pitt-Greensburg. I’m proud of all we accomplish together.


Dr. Robert G. Gregerson

President of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg