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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

25 Mar

WPTS Radio is hosting a charity bike race across the city, beginning outside of the William Pitt Union at on March 25th! Sign in will begin at 10:00AM....

March 25, 2023 10:00 a.m.
25 Mar

The University of Pittsburgh's student-run radio station, WPTS 92.1, is hosting the 7th annual WPTS Radio Ride. This charity bike ride takes off from the...

March 25, 2023 10:00 a.m.
26 Mar

In honor of Women's History Month, the U.S. Army and Pitt's Women in Surgery Empowerment Club are hosting a panel discussion on Army Medicine and a Q&A...

March 26, 2023 4:00 p.m.
27 Mar

The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership invites you to attend a celebration in honor of Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya in recognition of her exemplary work and...

March 27, 2023 3:00 p.m.
28 Mar

Join us for a Pittsburgh-centric Women's History Month discussion of The Blues Walked In by Kathleen George. George will join us and help facilitate the...

March 28, 2023 12:00 p.m.

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