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Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Named after Pitt’s 15th chancellor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall houses the College of General Studies, the Office of Veterans Services, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the University Center for International Studies, and the social sciences departments of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. It is the largest academic-use-only building on campus.

The building sits on the former site of Forbes Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 to 1970. Babe Ruth hit his last two home runs at the ballpark. The home plate from Forbes Field is preserved on the ground floor of Posvar Hall, embedded in glass. A commemorative plaque notes the last two games played on the field—a double-header against the Chicago Cubs. Outside the hall, brick inlaid into the concrete sidewalk marks the line of Forbes Field’s outfield wall.

Hanging from the ceiling of Posvar Hall, amid various artworks and sculptures, is one of two surviving Langley Aerodomes, Aerodrome No. 6, dating from 1896. Among the first engine-driven heavier-than-air craft, it was designed by former Pitt astronomer Samuel Langley. Only nine days after No. 6 flew more than 5,000 feet, the Wright brothers made their historic first successful flight of a manned aircraft. 

230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

Upcoming Events

19 Sep

From Local Activism to Global Reform On the eve of the Pittsburgh Global Town Hall hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Global Voice, World Workable...

20 Sep

Professor Antonia Schleicher serves as the Executive Director of both the National Council of Less-Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and the African...

September 20, 2019 1:00 p.m.
20 Sep

Discover how a tiny Pacific archipelago is producing more players from Troy Polamalu to Marcus Mariota for the NFL than anywhere else in the world on Friday,...

September 20, 2019 2:00 p.m.
27 Sep

Drop by the new Pitt Global Hub for a cup of coffee or espresso from Latin and South America in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! Learn about where your...

September 27, 2019 9:30 a.m.
03 Oct

DBLAC's Inaugural Geneva Smitherman Black Life and Culture Lecture Co-sponsored by Pitt Education's Center for Urban Education, Communication (Agora Lecture...

Recent Events

Latino Leaders Gathering

September 18, 2019

ASP Welcome Reception

September 12, 2019

4th Annual EuroFest

August 25, 2019