The University Center is a 300,000 square-foot centerpiece of the campus that provides a space for special events, physical fitness, student organizations and various activities, as well as accommodating retail and dining services. As the campus crossroads, the University Center functions as a place for students to interact, get involved and enjoy new experiences.
The University Center grew from the University’s continuing commitment to the enhancement of student life and campus spirit. At the University Center, you will encounter social, cultural and recreational opportunities that will expand and enrich your Carnegie Mellon experience.
Information DeskUniversity Center 103, 412-268-2107
Hours: 8am–midnight, Sunday-Thursday; 8am-2am, Friday & Saturday; (hours vary during breaks)
If you want to know about upcoming campus events or have questions about Carnegie Mellon in general, call the Information Desk. The Information Desk not only provides information about campus events, but also sells postage stamps, makes copies, sends faxes, distributes campus maps, manages a lost & found, and has information brochures about Pittsburgh and the campus.
The University Center contains many food-court style eateries giving students a variety of dining options. On the first floor you will find Entropy, a small convenience store, and Si Señor which serves a variety of Mexican cuisine. The second floor has eateries serving deli-style sandwiches, smoothies, pizza, salads, and more. Skibo Coffeehouse and Schatz Dining Room, which features an all-you-care-to-eat buffet, are also located on the second floor.
The Scotland Yard Game Room, located on the lower level of the University Center, contains several games for recreation: ping pong/table tennis, pool/billiards, foosball, air hockey, tabletop shuffleboard, pinball, and an In The Groove dance game.
Hours: 8am-2am Daily
Shopping at the University CenterCarnegie Mellon’s retail stores are in the University Center. These include the Art Store; the Bookstore, a multi-level retail facility for art/engineering supplies and tools, books, clothing and memorabilia; the Computer Store; and Entropy+, a convenience store.
Responsible for reserving University Center spaces (except racquetball and squash courts), the scheduling office can help you plan an event, no matter what the size. The University Center has a wide range of facilities: a 450-seat auditorium, a large ballroom, a large meeting room which seats 125 auditorium style, another large meeting room that can be divided into three smaller sections, three smaller conference rooms which seat 12-16 people, and a small meeting room which can seat 30 auditorium style.
Visit the reservation page to reserve a room.
RecyclingThe University Center, in keeping with Carnegie Mellon’s Green Practices goal to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle,” has a recycling room located on the first floor next to Wright-Rogal Chapel. Plastics 1-5, glass, aluminum and steel cans, paper board, cardboard, compact discs, newspapers, office and colored paper, overhead transparencies, shoes, printer cartridges, cell phones, and batteries—both single-use and rechargeable—can all be recycled here.
Other Facilities and AmenitiesATMs: PNC Bank and Citizens Bank ATMs are available in the building.
PNC Bank Branch, 412-683-7200: A PNC Bank branch is as close as the lower level of the University Center.
Open an account, deposit checks and money, use their electronic service center, or talk to their financial advisor, all in the UC.
A Prayer Room: A prayer room for individual or group prayer.
Student Organization Offices: Student organizations such as the Tartan, SoHo, Scotch ‘n’ Soda, East End Tutors, Activities Board, and other groups share office space on the 3rd floor of the University Center.
Wright-Rogal Chapel: An inter-denominational chapel for all faiths.
Recreational Facilities and Equipment Desk412-268-1236
The first floor of the University Center features a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and badminton, as well as two racquetball courts, two convertible racquetball/squash courts, an eight-lane 25-yard swimming pool, and a diving pool. The second floor features the fitness and exercise rooms with a Cybex weight training circuit, stationary bikes, rowers, steppers, elliptical machines, ski machines and treadmills, as well as one squash court and an activity room for aerobics classes. For information call the Athletic Department info line at 412-268-2211 or access their website at http://www.cmu.edu/athletics.