10 perks you may not know you have as a Pitt student
Life as a college student is rough, and sometimes it seems like everyone is out to get your money. Fortunately, being a Panther has its perks 一 but many people don’t know what they are.
Here’s a rundown of 10 benefits of living at Pitt if your wallet is getting thin.
Students can sign in to various streaming sites for free through Xfinity, including HBO Max, with their Pitt email address and password. These perks are only available when your device is connected to campus WiFi. Off campus students can have $40 per month internet through Xfinity if they live in Oakland.
2. Discount Plan B
Plan B is always under lock and key at CVS and retails for $40-$50. But the University Pharmacy currently offers the emergency contraceptive for $14. Who knew? Purchasing Plan B is much less inconvenient 一 and more affordable 一 if you buy it on campus.
3. Discounts on various clothing stores
If you’re spending a day at the mall and ready to splurge for the latest fashion trends, always bring your Pitt ID and ask the cashier if student discounts are available. Student discounts are available at American Eagle for 15%, 10% at Urban Outfitters, 15% at Banana Republic and 10-30% at Francesca’s. Some of these stores require students to have a Unidays or Student Beans account to validate the discount.
4. Free New York Times Subscription
As part of the Student Government Council’s Collegiate Readers Program, Pitt students receive a free subscription to The New York Times. By registering an account with their Pitt email, students get unlimited access to NYT’s world news, opinion pieces, games and more.
5. Free Wall Street Journal Subscription
The University Library System offers a free subscription to The Wall Street Journal when you register with your Pitt email. With an account, students can access WSJ content tailored to their individual interests. Subscription is valid until the month after a student graduates.
6. Free Adobe products
Pitt students can use any Adobe Creative Cloud software for free, thanks to the Adobe Education Exchange. This software includes the latest version of Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and more.
7. Discount tickets for almost anything art related
Phipps, Carnegie Museums, Pitt Stages 一 oh my! Pitt students can enjoy free or discounted tickets to museums and shows throughout Pittsburgh. Students can purchase tickets to many Pitt Stages productions at a discounted rate of $15 with a student ID at the door.
8. Panther funds accepted at select off-campus restaurants
Not feeling the food selection at The Eatery? Panther Funds can fund a night out in Oakland. Local restaurants like CHiKN, The Porch, Moe’s and even Supercuts accept Panther Funds.
9. Cheap mobile phone plans
Pitt IT partners with several mobile service providers such as AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to provide faculty and students with affordable smartphones for academic or personal use.
10. Season tickets to Pitt football
Students can attend seven home football games during the season for just $25 with a student ID. Students who sign up have the option to purchase “buddy passes” for $5 per ticket.