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2019 Cohort

Gabriella Ayala New York University
Computer Science
Abigail Berardi Dominican University
Jackelyn Cach Syracuse University
Information Management and Technology
Daniella Carrera Texas State University
Journalism and Mass Communication; Minor: Latino/a Studies
Shanley Corvite University of Michigan
Information Science
Marilu Duque New York University
Integrated Digital Media; Minors: Policy and Business, Science Technology Studies
Beatrice Fadrigon University of Pittsburgh
Psychology; Minor: Film
Ruiting Feng University of Pittsburgh
Information Science; Minor: Creative Writing
Ariana Gamarra Cornell University
Information Science; Minor: Developmental Psychology
Joseph Gonzalez The College of Westchester
Miriam Hernandez-Teran Dominican University
Fresnelle Kene Nguefack
Bowie State University
Computer Science
Mohammed Khalid University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Computer Science
Noman Khan Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Psychology, Information Technology and Informatics
Eric Lopez The College of Westchester
Information Technology
Isabel Lopez Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
English, Informatics
Bongani Musikavanhu New York University Shanghai
Business and Finance; Minor: Chinese
Samay Nathani California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Software Engineering; Minor: Data Science
Thomas Nguyen The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Human Development and Family Studies
Carlos Norman The Pennsylvania State University
Industrial Engineering
Rachel O’Reilly The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Environmental Studies; Minors: Geography, Information Science
Jamie Ramos The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Information Science; Minors: Public Policy, Marine Science
Chantelle Roulston Stony Brook University
Psychology, Sociology
Courtney Smith The Pennsylvania State University
Information Sciences and Technology
Tiffany Worsley University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Psychology; Minor: Information Systems

Program Dates

Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars)
  • Arrival Date: June 16
  • Departure Date: July 13
Concluding Institute (for returning 2018 i3 Scholars)
  • Arrival Date: June 29
  • Departure Date: July 13

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 Bouquet Gardens C. Street parking is available on S Bouquet St (in front of Bouquet Gardens C) 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 Bouquet Gardens C 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 Bouquet Gardens C to move in.

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

Bouquet Gardens C (campus dorm)
265 Oakland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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

Located a few blocks from the heart of campus, Bouquet Gardens includes four single, air-conditioned bedrooms. All four person apartments in Bouquet Gardens include two bathrooms. Bouquet Gardens apartments are furnished and include a kitchen with refrigerator, stove and microwave, a living room and dining area.

Bouquet Gardens is located a block away from the intersection of Forbes Ave and S. Bouquet St. The air-conditioned, furnished apartments include private baths and kitchens with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Bouquet Gardens 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 floor plan and virtual tour: Bouquet Gardens


i3 2019 Introductory Institute Schedule Updated