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Get a PhD Carrel

The purpose of the PhD Carrel Room is to provide a place for students who have passed their comprehensive exams, are currently taking dissertation credits, and are pursuing dissertation research and/or the writing phase of their program to work in a QUIET environment

 
Dissertation Writing Carrels are available to University of Pittsburgh PhD program candidates with a valid Pitt ID Card, who are currently taking dissertation credits, on a first come, first served basis
 

How to Request

  1. Review the requirements, below
  2. Complete, and have your school’s Graduate Program Director sign the PhD Carrel Room Eligibility Form
  3. Return the completed form to the Hillman Library Donald S. Wood Service Desk.
 

The fine print

-PhD Carrels are available to University of Pittsburgh PhD program candidates with a valid Pitt ID Card, who are currently taking dissertation credits, on a first come, first served basis

-Carrels are assigned for an academic year, with the option to renew if available.

-If space in the PhD Carrel Room is not available, requests will be waitlisted in the order they are received.

-The PhD Carrel Room is accessed by your University ID. There will be a $40.00 charge for any lost keys to your assigned carrel. Failure to turn in a key by the date specified will result in a $40.00 charge.

-Library materials in the carrel must be checked out to your Pitt ID Card.

-Due to high demand, assignments to the PhD Carrel Room are not available to students from the schools of Health Sciences or Law.