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William Pitt Union

Once a luxurious hotel, the William Pitt Union is today the epicenter of Pitt student life outside the classroom and home to more than 300 student organizations.

Opened as the Hotel Schenley in 1898, the beaux-arts building hosted every U.S. president from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower as well as such cultural luminaries as American singer-actress Lillian Russell (who married there), Italian tragedian Eleonora Duse (who, tragically, died there), and Neapolitan-born tenor Enrico Caruso.

Visiting ballplayers, professors, and students joined the Schenley’s clientele in 1909 when Forbes Field (home to baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates) opened nearby and when Pitt relocated to Oakland from Pittsburgh’s North Side.

In 1956, Pitt bought the building to serve, among other things, as the University’s student union. Following an 18-month renovation that restored much of its original belle époque charm, it was renamed the William Pitt Union in 1983.

3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Upcoming Events

30 May

Pitt Sustainability invites you to learn more about trees and how to care for them in Oakland and your home neighborhood! Join us and Tree Pittsburgh for a...

May 30, 2024 9:00 a.m.
03 Jun

Please join LRDC as we celebrate the Center's 60th Anniversary. Learn about LRDC Research Practice Partnerships in the Pittsburgh community. Hear the 2024...

June 03, 2024 2:30 p.m.
05 Jun

The Pitt Farmers Market is back for the summer! Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to shop any of our local vendors selling lunch,...

June 05, 2024 10:30 a.m.
25 Jun

The Office of the Provost is hosting a Pitt Graduate Education Fair for undergraduate students on campus for summer research programs. There will be a...

June 25, 2024 5:00 p.m.
26 Jun

Pride on the Patio, the University’s annual resource fair for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, returns to the William Pitt Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

June 26, 2024 11:00 a.m.

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