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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

24 Apr

Take a break from studying with Dean Bonner, Pitt Program Council, and food trucks for Dean's Hour After Dark in the WPU Driveway from 8 - 10 p.m.

April 24, 2019 8:00 p.m.
25 Apr

Stay on top of your health by attending a FREE on-site biometric screening this spring! These screenings measure your blood pressure, height, and weight, as...

April 25, 2019 7:00 a.m.
30 Apr

Open Enrollment for full-time faculty, full-time post-doc associates, full-time research associates, and all staff takes place April 24 - May 15,...

April 30, 2019 7:00 a.m.
30 Apr

Open Enrollment for full-time faculty, full-time post-doc associates, full-time research associates, and all staff takes place April 24 - May 15,...

April 30, 2019 11:00 a.m.
30 Apr

Presented by PERSAD Center, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh with a mission to “improve the well-being of the LGBTQ communities and the...

April 30, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Recent Events

Pawsitive U

April 17, 2019

SAA Day

April 16, 2019