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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

23 Jan

Progress never comes from standing still and your ideas about the future of the University matter. Join a workshop to share your thoughts about the next...

January 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.
23 Jan

Progress never comes from standing still and your ideas about the future of the University matter. Join a workshop to share your thoughts about the next...

January 23, 2020 2:00 p.m.
23 Jan

All students who are interested in fraternity and sorority life are required to attend a Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) 101 session prior to recruitment...

January 23, 2020 7:00 p.m.
23 Jan

​Learn how to be a Sigma Delta Tau founder. Enjoy some cupcakes with the consultants.

January 23, 2020 8:00 p.m.
24 Jan

Listen as a panel of young professionals discuss challenges and successes of integrating into the workforce as well as developing innovative programs to...

January 24, 2020 11:00 a.m.

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