Resident · 2016 - 2017
I've lived at University Commons since August of 2016, and at the risk of sounding overzealous, this last year has been the happiest and most comfortable I've had since moving to Pittsburg to attend school at PSU. When I first moved to Pitt in the fall after I graduated from high school, I found myself in some pretty unfavorable situations with inconsiderate and messy roommates. To top if off, I was biking more than two miles to and from campus a couple of times each day so that I could go to class and then attend social events in the evening. After about a year of this I was pretty fed up, so I decided to start looking for a new place to live before the next semester began. After doing a lot of searching online and visiting several other apartment complexes around town, I settled on University Commons because it fit my price range and because it was as close as I could get to living on campus without having to shack up with a hundred other people in an on-campus residence hall. Now, more than a year later, I'm convinced I made the right decision. When proximity to campus is a matter of importance (e.g. for cyclists and international exchange students), look no further. I can leave my apartment on foot less than ten minutes before class begins and arrive on time. Still, if you need a ride around town, Pitt's public transport route stops in front of Building D about once every hour between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. All of this is to say nothing of the friendly staff in the leasing office who have always seen to it that my maintenance requests are addressed in a very timely manner. Other than the occasional opening or closing of a door or a few footsteps overhead every once in a while, my neighbors don't make a lot of noise. I spend a lot of time at home doing homework, reading, and studying for my exams comfortably and free of distractions. Overall, I'd recommend University Commons to anyone looking for a cozy and conveniently-located place to live in Pitt.