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Community Resources

Transit Information

Riding the Bus

Bus schedules are available in the lobby of Lawrence Hall and on PAT's website. Monthly bus passes are available in the bookstore. You'll need to show your Point Park student ID to receive the discounted rates. Pass information is also listed on the Point Park University website under the Student Activities section.

Pittsburgh International Airport
Bus: 28X Airport Flier

Cab Companies

Eagle Cab Company

Checker Cab Company

People's Cab Company

Yellow Cab Company


Garage locations near Point Park:

Third Avenue Garage
On Third Avenue, across from Thayer Hall

Wood-Allies Garage
On the Boulevard of the Allies, across from Thayer Hall

Teris Parking Lot
On the corner of Wood Street and the Boulevard of the Allies

Discounted Parking

Point Park University offers discount parking at Station Square for all students, faculty, and staff. Parking information for students can be found through the Office of Student Activities at 412/392.8026. Parking information for faculty and staff can found through the Office of Human Resources at 412.392.3952.

Street Parking

There is metered on-street parking which is free from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and all day on Sundays.

General Transit

Amtrak Station (Train)
1100 Liberty Avenue

Greyhound Station (Bus-Long Distance)
990 Second Avenue
Bus: From 4th and Grant, catch the 56B or 56E

Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) (Bus-Local)

Things to Do Downtown


Performing Arts in Pittsburgh

Most of the performance groups associated with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust offer half-price tickets to students one hour before their shows start, and including the Pittsburgh Ballet,Pittsburgh Opera, and the Civic Light Opera. As a student you can also purchase an ArtsPass, which gives you access to four Cultural Trust shows for just $55.

The world-famous Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will offer you its best available seats for just $14-17 two hours before performances if you present your University ID. You also can purchase a special student subscription for the concert season. With this each concert only costs $12.

No place of business or organization listed in this section is endorsed by the University. The listing is provided for information only.

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Seventh Street & Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

Byham Theatre
101 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

O'Reilly Theatre
621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Performances are held at the Benedum Center
719 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
719 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Dance Council
803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Theatres include: Harris Theater,
Regent Square Theater
and the Melwood Screening Room.
477 Melwood Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Opera
801 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Playhouse
Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University
222 Craft Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Public Theater
621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Administrative Office: 412.316.8200
Box Office: 412.316.1600

Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall
600 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Museums & Historical Sites

The following attractions offer student discounts. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Vendors have the right to change, alter, or eliminate the discount at any time. In most cases, a valid student ID is required to receive the student discount.

The Andy Warhol Museum
Address: 117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Fort Pitt Museum
101 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Frick Art and Historical Center and
Frick Car and Carriage Museum
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

James Kelso Bible Lands Museum
616 N. Highland Ave.
412.362.5610 x 2276

Mattress Factory Museum
Address: 500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

National Museum of Broadcasting
407 Woodside Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Phipps Conservatory
One Schenley Park (Frank Curto Drive)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412.665-3640 or 1.800.474.4966

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum & Memorial
Address: 4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Pittsburgh Parks

Point State Park

Point State Park is at the tip of Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle." It commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763).

Pittsburgh Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers-National Football League- visit or call (412) 323-1919
Tickets range from $59 - $212

Pittsburgh Pirates-Major League Baseball - visit or call 1-800-BUY-BUCS
Tickets range from $9 - $210

Pittsburgh Penguins-National Hockey League - visit or call 1-800-642-PENS

Pittsburgh Passion-National Women's Football Association - 724-452-9395,




Einstein Bros. Bagels
3 PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 823-8370

Ephesus Pizza & Mediterranean Food
322 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Mandarin Garden
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-6151

Pizza Fiesta
219 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pizza Milano
1304 Fifth Ave.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
6 PPG Place

401 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Market Square

Coffee/Breakfast Shops

  • Bruegger's Bagels
  • Cherrie's Diner
  • Crazy Mocha
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Nicholas Coffee Company
  • Starbucks


  • Buon Giorno Café
  • La Gondola Pizzeria
  • Moe's Southwest Grille
  • Primanti Brothers
  • Subway
  • The Original Oyster House

Station Square - take the "T" to Station Square
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Grand Concourse
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Houlihan's
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Melting Pot
  • Texas de Brazil 
  • Bar Louie

Southside Works - 54C or 59U
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Claddagh Irish Pub
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Hot Metal Grille
  • McCormick & Smicks


Just Ducky Tours
Explore Pittsburgh on land and water
in a vintage WWII amphibious vehicle
Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Grocery Stores

Giant Eagle in Squirrel Hill-61C

Giant Eagle in the Southside-51A

Trader Joe's in East Liberty-77A

Whole Foods in East Liberty-77A

Printing and Supplies

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
FedEx Office
960 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 391-2014
Fax: (412) 391-2017

Top Notch Art Centre
(Fine Art, Graphic Art, & Drafting Material Supplies)
411 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Weldin's Wishes
(Greeting Cards, Gifts, Office & Art Supplies)
707 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Places of Worship

Section 10 - Places of Worship
Please call ahead to double check services times, especially during religious holidays.

Bus routes are in parenthesis. Please visit for bus schedules and fares.


Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (81C)
2720 Webster Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Sunday: 9:30 am, 10:45 am

St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church "At the Point" (walk)
202 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Monday-Friday: 6:30 am, 7:30 am, 10 am, 12 pm
Saturday: 10 am, 12p Vigil: 5 pm
Sunday: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm

Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church (walk)
325 Oliver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Monday - Friday: 8:45 am, 12:05p, 4:45p
Saturday: 12:05 pm
Sunday: 8 am,10:30 am

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church (walk)
615 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sunday: 8:30 am, 11 am

First Presbyterian Church (walk)
320 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Mastid Al-awwal of Pittsburgh (81A to 84C)
1911 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Friday Afternoon Prayer

The Salvation Army (walk)
424 Third Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sunday: 11 am

Smithfield United Church of Christ (walk)
620 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Wednesdays: 12:10 pm
Sundays: 11 am

Sri Venkatesware Temple (77B)
1230 South McCully Drive
Penn Hills, PA 15235


Sacred Heart Catholic Church (500)
310 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Monday-Friday: 6:45 am, 8:30 am, 12:05p
Saturday: 6p
Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 7:45p

Calvary Episcopal Church (500)
315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Wednesday: 7:00 am and 10:30 am (Healing Service)
Sunday: 8 am, 9:15 am, 10:45 am, 12:15 pm

Bellefield Presbyterian Church (500)
4001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday: 10 am

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (500)
4100 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Friday Afternoon Prayer

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House - Quaker (500)
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am

Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh (500)
4607 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Friday Shabbat at 7 pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (500)
263 N. Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sunday: 10 am

Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh (500)
821 S Aiken Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412- 687-7775

First Church of Christ Scientist (500)
201 N. Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sunday 11 am
Wednesday: 7:30 pm