If you live outside of the Pittsburgh area, we will provide overnight accommodations (cost of room and tax) for you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) for either the night of Sunday, October 22 or Monday, October 23. You are responsible for making your hotel reservation. Please note: this offer is for one room and one night only.

To book your reservation, you will be required to provide your credit card information. Your credit card will be charged in the event that you decide not to attend and do not cancel your hotel reservation 24 hours prior. It will also be charged for incidentals such as room service, movie rentals, etc. Parking and meal expenses from your stay at the hotel can be submitted to us separately for reimbursement. Please book a room at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. Call 412-682-6259 and let them know you are part of the MVP group. There are a limited amount of rooms available. If the hotel is booked, please call Lara Stasenko at 412-624-7134.

Students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to stay in the hotel and receive reimbursement.


The University will reimburse your travel expenses up to $250. To be reimbursed for your travel expenses, follow these steps:

  • You must submit your application for admission during or immediately following your visit in order to be reimbursed for travel expenses. Please apply online or plan to have your grade report or transcript available so you can apply on campus.
  • Submit all original receipts for your travel expenses. Receipts can be mailed to:

    Lara Stasenko
    University of Pittsburgh
    Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    4227 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260

  • Original receipts must be received within two weeks of your visit.
  • Submit a W-9 form in the student’s name. *Please note that you will need your Social Security number to complete the W-9 form. W-9 forms can be submitted the day of the program or e-mailed to Lara Stasenko at

Reimbursement from the University will not exceed the maximum $250 allotted.

  • Reimbursements include:
    • Taxi/parking/toll fees (receipts required)
    • Airfare, bus fare, or train fare for the STUDENT ONLY (receipts required)
    • Rental car (for dates not exceeding one day prior and one day after the program, receipt required)
    • Mileage (we will not accept mileage for rental cars, gas receipts are NOT required in order to request reimbursement for mileage)
      • The University will calculate mileage rates
    • Meals (receipts required)
      • The maximum reimbursement for total meal amount per day is $54, for example:
        • A student’s/family’s meals for the day total = $100 – the University will only reimburse the $54 per diem.
        • A student’s/family’s meals for the day total = $40 – the University will only reimburse for $40 for that day.
  • Please allow at least 6-8 weeks processing time before your reimbursement is mailed to you.

Any questions or concerns about reimbursement can be directed to Lara Stasenko at 412-624-7134 or

Note: If you require an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know.

Per NCAA guidelines, prospective student athletes are not eligible to take advantage of MVP visits, this includes anyone who has arranged a meeting with varsity athletic staff during their visit. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and would be happy to arrange an alternative visit type for you and your family.