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2016 Program Dates

Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars)
Arrival Date: June 12, 2016
Departure Date: July 9, 2016

Concluding Institute (for returning 2015 i3 Scholars)

Arrival Date: June 25, 2016
Departure Date: July 9, 2016

The day of arrival (June 12, 2016) and departure (July 9, 2016) are open days with no formal activities scheduled. To provide maximum flexibility for travel arrangements, students are not required to arrive or depart by a specific time on those days. Students are advised, however, to plan travel arrangements around daytime hours in order to utilize public transportation to/from the airport.

See here for information regarding Housing & Check In.


Travel expenses to and from Pittsburgh are paid for by the i3 program. Please read over the following travel directions carefully. Questions regarding travel should be sent to i3info@pitt.edu.

Flying into Pittsburgh International Airport

i3 Scholars must contact People's Travel Agency (412-621-0799) to make flight arrangements. Once a reservation is made, People's Travel will email you an itinerary. You must verify the itinerary for accuracy and confirm with People's Travel. Once the reservation is made and confirmed, the payment for your flight will be submitted through i3.

Getting from the Airport to the University of Pittsburgh

i3 Scholars are encouraged to take the 28X bus line. The ride to campus should take between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Be sure to review and print the map/schedule for the 28X and take it with you.

For more information about the 28X, visit the Port Authority website.

Other modes of transportation are available from the airport. For information about SuperShuttle or taxis, click here.

Taking the Bus/Train to Pittsburgh

If you take a bus or train to Pittsburgh, you will need to make your own arrangements. You will be reimbursed for your travel expenses. Please present your travel receipts to the i3 Director upon arrival. MegaBus now serves Pittsburgh, as does Greyhound and Amtrak.

Driving to Pittsburgh or Getting Dropped Off

If you would like to park a car on campus for the duration of the Institute, you must contact the i3 Director for a parking pass at least two weeks prior to your arrival. Parking passes are provided to students free of charge.

For driving directions to the University of Pittsburgh, please click here.