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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

18 Oct

Join Pitt Active Minds to develop self-care skills of your choosing. In this personalized workshop you may create a vision board as a first step in future...

October 18, 2021 6:00 p.m.
21 Oct

Pitt Farmer’s Markets take place each Thursday from 10:30am – 2:00pm. The market will open on Thursday, September 2 through our Harvest Festival on Thursday,...

October 21, 2021 10:30 a.m.
28 Oct

Pitt Farmer’s Markets take place each Thursday from 10:30am – 2:00pm. The market will open on Thursday, September 2 through our Harvest Festival on Thursday,...

October 28, 2021 10:30 a.m.
28 Oct

This event will discuss mindfulness and meditation techniques such as breathing exercises, identifying the five senses (for anxiety), picking a hobby and...

October 28, 2021 9:00 p.m.
29 Oct

We invite families to join us for a Welcome Reception. There you will be able to meet other Pitt Families, hear a welcome from our New Dean of Students and...

October 29, 2021 6:30 p.m.

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