The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (Pitt-Titusville) is a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, it offers an Assoicate Degree in Nursing and Associate Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. Pitt-Titusville also provides a cultural event series, lecture series, and community service projects, as part of its mission to serve the region as an educational, cultural, and economic resource.
The campus is in northwestern Pennsylvania in the pleasant residential city of Titusville. The city’s historic significance, as the site of the first commercially successful oil well, brings countless visitors to the area throughout the year. The University of Pittsburgh affiliation, the excellent physical environment, and the small class sizes combine to make Pitt-Titusville an especially favorable setting for new college students. Pitt-Titusville offers the unique combination of small-school atmosphere and the resources, diversity, and prestige of a major research university.
The University of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284 - 5000. Schools, programs, and departments may furthermore be accredited by discipline-specific accrediting bodies.
The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville provides students with a quality educational experience offered in a supportive environment conducive to learning, self-discipline, and mutual respect. Pitt-Titusville combines the advantages of a small college with the resources of an internationally renowned institution by:
- Providing a point of access to the instructional and research facilities of the University of Pittsburgh for northwest Pennsylvania;
- Offering an excellent undergraduate curriculum in Nursing with an emphasis on personalized attention to students;
- Serving as an educational, cultural and economic resource for northwest Pennsylvania.
The Titusville Community
Titusville is a small city in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains with a distinctive place in world history. Col. Edwin L. Drake drilled the first commercial oil well here in 1859, making Titusville the birthplace of the oil industry and the center of early developments in petroleum technology. The Drake Well Museum, within walking distance of campus, preserves that rich technological and cultural history.
Today, Titusville is permanent home to about 5,000 people. It is an attractive residential community. Its tree-lined streets and stately homes mark its heritage and provide a pleasant environment in which to study and work. Located about 40 miles south of Erie and 90 miles north of Pittsburgh, Titusville is a gateway to outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Just minutes from campus, for example, is Oil Creek State Park, which covers 6,400 acres and offers a 10-mile paved biking path, and the city-owned par course exercise trail. Though small, Titusville is large enough to offer a variety of stores, banks, churches, restaurants, and lodging facilities.
Buildings and Facilities
The Titusville Campus, located on and adjacent to the former McKinney Estate, offers modern comfort and convenience in a traditional residential setting. The beautiful, compact campus is a vital academic and educational resource to the surrounding community. All facilities on campus offer wireless network access.
McKinney Hall, built in 1870, houses administrative and faculty offices as well as classrooms.
Bennett Davis Hall, formerly the carriage house of the estate, now houses the Offices of the Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid Office, Office of Human Resources, and Office of Business Affairs.
The Haskell Memorial Library building is also on land originally part of the McKinney Estate. This building houses the Pitt-Titusville Computer Center, classrooms, faculty offices, the Physical Therapist Assistant and Nursing Programs’ facilities and the Haskell Library that houses the campus collection of books and periodicals. Currently, Haskell Library holds nearly 44,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 200 periodicals, from professional journals to magazines of general interest. CD-ROM databases and workstations have been added to complement traditional library information resources. The library also offers microfilm reading and copying equipment. These represent only a small portion of the resources available to Pitt-Titusville students. Haskell Library is linked to the 27 libraries in the Pitt system through PITTCAT Plus, an online computer catalog that allows easy access to the University’s collection of more than 6,700,000 volumes (including microforms) and over 25,000 subscriptions. Pitt-Titusville students can also access numerous computerized databases and, through interlibrary loan networks, can gather data from major research libraries in the United States and abroad.
Also in the Haskell Library is the Pitt-Titusville Learning Center to provide students with convenient access to tutors, research material and computer facilities.
The $5 million Broadhurst Science Center opened in 1998. The 32,000-square-foot structure houses biology, chemistry, computer laboratories, faculty offices, two demonstration/lecture halls, and one general classroom, all with multimedia video capability. The building features a 417-seat theater/auditorium used for events that enrich the life of the campus and surrounding communities.
Adjacent to the above group of buildings is the J. Curtis McKinney II Student Union/Gymnasium. The building offers a full-size gymnasium, an auxiliary gym and racquetball courts. The newest addition to the building is McKinney Commons, an 8,100 square-foot dining facility. The dining area includes a Wood Stone Oven and a cutting edge service area with cook-to-order stations offering a wide variety of food choices. The building also houses several classrooms and administrative offices.
Several meal plan options are available to students. Dining hall hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Per meal food service is also available to commuter students, faculty and staff.
The campus offers academic program related student organizations through the Student Organization of the Pitt-Titusville Nursing Program and the Student Physical Therapy Association.
Recreational activities are available on campus and in the area. Options include the Auxiliary Gym with weight-lifting and exercise equipment, the racquetball courts, the Gym with basketball hoops, the Game Room, an outdoor sand volleyball court, as well as bicycles available to use on campus. There are trails in the area for walking, running, and biking.