Accommodations

We will provide overnight accommodations (cost of one room and tax) at the hotel listed below for you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) for one night–the night of Sunday, March 1 or Monday, March 2. Please follow the directions below to make your hotel reservation:

Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to stay in the hotel. Please make the reservation in the student’s first and last name. You must book directly with the hotel; we cannot cover the cost of the room if booked through a third-party website.

You are welcome to stay for more than the one night, but you are responsible for the cost for any additional nights. Your credit card will only be charged for incidentals such as room service, movie rentals, etc., or failure to cancel the hotel reservation by February 26 if you are no longer attending.

Reimbursements

The University will reimburse your travel expenses (up to $500 for students traveling from 1,000 miles or more and up to $250 for students traveling from 999 miles or less). To be reimbursed for your travel expenses, follow these steps:

  • Submit all original receipts for your travel expenses. Receipts can be mailed to:
    Lori Greenblatt
    University of Pittsburgh
    Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    4227 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • Original receipts must be received by March 23, 2020.
  • Submit a W-9 form in the student’s name. *Please note that you will need the student’s Social Security number to complete the W-9 form. W-9 forms can be submitted the day of the program or e-mailed to Lori Greenblatt at lgreenblatt@pitt.edu.

Reimbursement from the University will not exceed the maximum amount allotted based on the distance you must travel to get to campus.

  • Reimbursements include:
    • Taxi/parking/toll fees (for dates not exceeding one day prior and one day after the program, 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 from the address on the W9 to 4227 Alumni Hall, Pittsburgh, PA (roundtrip)
    • Meals (receipts required or student will not be reimbursed for dates not exceeding one day prior and one day after the program)
      • The maximum reimbursement for total meal amount per day is $51, for example:
        • A student’s meals for the day total = $100 – the University will only reimburse the $51 per diem.
        • A student’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 Lori Greenblatt at 412-624-7134 or lgreenblatt@pitt.edu. 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.