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Place Type

On Campus

Website

tour.pitt.edu

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

27 Jun

Come visit the University of Pittsburgh's on-campus, sustainable Farmer's Market where students, staff, and faculty can buy fresh produce and goods from...

June 27, 2019 10:30 a.m.
28 Jun

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

June 28, 2019 10:30 a.m.
17 Jul

Bring your lunch and join the PantherExpress Travel & Expense Management team for a brown bag lunch and learn training session. Topics will include answers...

July 17, 2019 11:30 a.m.
01 Aug

Bring your lunch and join the PantherExpress Travel & Expense Management team for a brown bag lunch and learn training session. Topics will include answers...

August 01, 2019 11:30 a.m.
19 Nov

Time TBD! interested in serving and leaving the country? Do it on your spring break with us!

November 19, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Recent Events

Farmers Market

June 13, 2019