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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

20 Aug

Come out to Nordy's Place for a night of fun, food, and most importantly... board games!! Choose from a wide variety of board games, both old and new, and...

August 20, 2019 10:00 p.m.
21 Aug

Stop on down to our Kahoot Style trivia night! It will be a fun night of trivia and prizes. Free food and ICEEs for all.

August 21, 2019 10:00 p.m.
22 Aug

Join the Career Center opportunity to connect with employers, graduate schools and community partners to learn more about potential majors and careers. This...

August 22, 2019 12:30 p.m.
22 Aug

Enjoy a few rounds of bingo called by drag kings and queens!

August 22, 2019 9:00 p.m.
22 Aug

Target is opening its doors after hours just for Pitt! Don't miss this opportunity to get your last-minute items at this exclusive event! Buses will board...

August 22, 2019 10:00 p.m.

Recent Events


August 19, 2019

Throwdown Showdown

August 19, 2019