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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 Sep

"An Evening with Noel Miller" will be one hour long and will include a 45-minute moderated Q&A followed by 15 minutes for audience questions. Tickets are $5...

September 25, 2023 8:30 p.m.
29 Sep

The Board of Trustees oversees all charitable, scientific and academic activities at the University of Pittsburgh. Agenda: Welcome and Approval of the...

September 29, 2023 11:00 a.m.
02 Oct

Join Active Minds at Pitt in a webinar/workshop where we will introduce you to the basics of therapy, therapy types, and how to access therapy on-campus and...

October 02, 2023 8:00 p.m.
03 Oct

The Fall Safety Fair is a collaborative effort by the Student Government Board and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety to educate students and...

October 03, 2023 11:00 a.m.
03 Oct

Get a glimpse and taste of Germany! Information, games, prizes, Apfelstrudel & Brezels from the Hofbräuhaus! See our art gallery and try your hand at art...

October 03, 2023 2:00 p.m.

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