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2018 Cohort

Herminio Bodon Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico
Liberal Studies; Minor: English
Zachery Brinner Northern Illinois University
Computer Science; Minor: Mathematics
Jamario Cantrell Vanderbilt University
Law, History, & Society; Minor: Sociology & Japanese Language
Amy Castillo College of Westchester
Amy Chew University of California, Davis
Economics and Interior Architecture
Sabrina Chu California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Angela Cisneros LaRoche College
Management Information Systems; Minor: Pre-Law
Jordan Dodson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Information Science and Computer Science
Gabriela Fernandini Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras
Foreign Languages and History of the Americas
Paige Franjione University of Pittsburgh
Information Sciences; Minor: Business
Glen Jenkins II James Madison University
Intelligence Analysis
Zuaira Khan Stony Brook University
Economics and Applied Mathematics
Morelia Maravilla Washington State University
Criminal Justice and Criminology; Minor: Psychology and Computer Science
Javier Mendez Rutgers University
Information Technology and Informatics, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies; Minor: Health Administration
Brian Murray University of Maryland, College Park
Computer Science; Minor: Secondary Education
Adanna Nedd Pennsylvania State University
Information Science and Technology
Eugene Nichols III University of Rochester
Computer Science; Minor: Legal Studies
Jalin Parker University of Michigan
Cognitive Science and Linguistics
Madeline Poldruhi University of Mount Union
Neuroscience; Minor: Sociology
Alia Reza University of Denver
Anthropology and Art History; Minor: English
Eric Rivera Rutgers University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Naika Saint Preux College of Westchester
Chelsea Sanchez Rutgers University
Information Technology and Informatics
Desiree Scretching College of Westchester
Business Administration
Alvorado Stoddard Babson College
Business Administration; Minor: Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design
Jenis Thang Indiana University, Bloomington
Psychology; Minor: Fashion Design
Chelsea Ward James Madison University
Intelligence Analysis; Minor: Middle Eastern Communications and Migrations

Program Dates

Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars)
  • Arrival Date: June 17
  • Departure Date: July 14
Concluding Institute (for returning 2017 i3 Scholars)
  • Arrival Date: June 30
  • Departure Date: July 14

Arrival and departure dates 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. If flying, students are advised to plan travel arrangements around daytime hours in order to utilize public transportation to/from the airport.

Packing & Prohibited Items

Students are encouraged to consult the Packing and Prohibited Items check list before their trip to Pittsburgh.

Traveling to Pittsburgh

Travel expenses to and from Pittsburgh are paid for by the i3 program.

Flying (Pittsburgh International Airport)

Students flying to Pittsburgh must contact University of Pittsburgh travel agency vendor, Anthony Travel, to make their flight arrangements. Students will be required to provide the following information:

  • Request ID number (to be provided by i3)
  • Dates of travel
  • Departure city
  • Name as it appears on government issued ID
  • Cell phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Email address

Airfare is paid directly by i3; baggage fees are not paid for or reimbursed.

i3 Scholars who are flying to Pittsburgh are encouraged to take the Port Authority Bus: 28X (airport flyer) from the airport and disembark at the Fifth Avenue at Bouquet Street bus stop on campus to check in at Panther Central and check in with campus housing. Bus fare from the airport to campus is $2.75. Riders paying with cash should use exact change as the operators will not make change. See here for more information about the Port Authority transit system.

SuperShuttle, Uber, Lyft, and taxis are also available from Pittsburgh International Airport. Students should arrive at Panther Central to check in with campus housing.

Bus or Train

Students taking a bus or train to Pittsburgh will need to make their own travel arrangements. MegaBus, Greyhound, and Amtrak all provide service to Pittsburgh. Students arriving by bus or train are encouraged to take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to campus — there is no direct Port Authority bus line from the stations to campus. Transit expenses, including from the bus or train station to campus, will be reimbursed by i3.

Driving & Parking or Getting Dropped Off

Students traveling by car should check in at Panther Central (located in the lobby of Litchfield Towers) to pick up a room key and then go to Ruskin Hall. Street parking is available on Ruskin Avenue (in front of Ruskin Hall) and is free on Sundays. Students will be reimbursed for the mileage from their home to the University of Pittsburgh.

Students parking a car on campus for the duration of the Institute must request a parking pass at least two weeks prior to arrival. Parking passes will be distributed at Ruskin Hall and are paid for by i3.

Checking In & Campus Housing

Once on campus, students must check in at Panther Central (located in the lobby of the Litchfield Towers) to pick up a room key. Students should then go to Ruskin Hall to move in.

Panther Central (check-in)
3990 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Located in the lobby of the Litchfield Towers

Ruskin Hall (campus dorm)
120 Ruskin Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For help navigating campus, please refer to the University of Pittsburgh Campus Map.

Ruskin Hall is located near the Cathedral of Learning on the eastern edge of campus. Newly renovated Ruskin Hall houses 416 students in one, two, and three-person apartments and single-person efficiency apartments. The air-conditioned, furnished apartments include private baths and kitchens with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Ruskin Hall offers basic cable television hookups in each living area and bedroom, and an Internet connection in each bedroom. Common areas will also offer wireless Internet access. Each unit and all common areas are equipped with sprinklers and regularly scheduled fire drills are conducted.

For more information, including a floorplan and virtual tour: Ruskin Hall


2018 Introductory Institute Schedule