Hosting Visitors

The Academic Visitor guidelines below assist University hosts and administrators by presenting an overview of the Visitor-hosting process and explaining the five steps that they must complete to bring a Visitor to campus. Specific information on the definition of Academic Visitors and on Academic Visitor eligibility is located in the About and Visitor Process Overview pages.

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Visitor Process Overview

The Visitor Process Overview describes the steps associated with hosting Visitors, Visitor eligibility constraints, and the basic characteristics of visits.

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Step 1: Determine Visitor Category

Step 1: Determine Visitor Category describes the three visit categories, including how a visit's duration and a Visitor's proposed activities influence category choice.

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Step 2: Visitor Screening and Export Controls Review

Step 2: Visitor Screening and Export Controls Review describes the security-related procedures associated with bringing Visitors to the University of Pittsburgh.

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Step 3: Centralized Invitation Review and Agreement Processing

Step 3: Centralized Invitation Review and Agreement Processing describes the agreements that are required for a visit and the agreements that are conditional upon the category of visit.

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Step 4: Visitor Onboarding Procedures

Step 4: Visitor Onboarding Procedures describes the required and conditional administrative actions associated with bringing Visitors to the University of Pittsburgh.

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Step 5: Visitor Departure and Close-Out Procedures

Step 5: Visitor Departure and Close-Out Procedures describes the administrative actions associated with terminating a University of Pittsburgh Visitor's visit.