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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

22 Feb

The Board of Trustees oversees all charitable, scientific and academic activities at the University of Pittsburgh. The Board holds three regular meetings a...

February 22, 2019 10:30 a.m.
22 Feb

Play board games with your friends and make new friends! Enjoy free nachos and raffles.

February 22, 2019 6:00 p.m.
26 Feb

Take a break from studying and enjoy kaffe and a kanelbullar in Swedish, njugu paak in Swahili, or gazoz in Turkish! Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center...

February 26, 2019 4:30 p.m.
27 Feb

The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management and Student Government Board Annual Spring Safety Fair. Faculty, Staff and Students will have the...

February 27, 2019 11:00 a.m.
27 Feb

Each Wednesday from approximately 11:30am-1:00pm the Office of Residence life, in collaboration with various partners on campus, sponsors Positive U. This...

February 27, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Recent Events

Transfer Student Social

February 20, 2019

Pawsitive U

February 20, 2019

Dean's Hour

February 19, 2019