The University of Pittsburgh today announced several steps to heighten security on campus in the wake of continuing bomb threats.
Beginning Monday, university personnel will begin to check all buildings before allowing anyone inside. Once a building is cleared, only one entrance will be open in each building and no one will be allowed in without a Pitt photo identification card.
The university also announced that book bags, backpacks and packages will not be allowed in the buildings.
University officials also warned that these measures will create long lines and urged students to arrive earlier than usual for class.
"We will continue to evacuate and sweep buildings when threats are received but these additional security measures will reduce the amount of time needed to clear and reopen the buildings," the university said in an announcement to students and faculty.
The university also decided that only Pitt dormitory residents will be allowed in residence halls.