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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

31 Jan

Students will have the opportunity to meet and greet with Internship Team members and spotlight students, learn more about our Internship Week programs, and...

January 31, 2022 4:00 p.m.
01 Feb

Come check out over 100 our student organizations at Pitt! Student organization representatives will be on hand to tell you more about their group--this...

February 01, 2022 1:00 p.m.
02 Feb

The River City Brass Quintet mixes movie-music, classical, jazz, rock, and Broadway favorites into an eclectic crowd-pleasing mix. Conductor James Gourlay is...

February 02, 2022 12:00 p.m.
09 Feb

Indie pop singer/songwriter, and jazzy duo, Scott and Rosanna have a spate of great original songs and a number of fresh covers. Nice music for a nice day of...

February 09, 2022 12:00 p.m.
10 Feb

The Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series and the Sara Fine Institute of the Pitt School of Computing and Information presents: "From Scholar to System...

February 10, 2022 4:00 p.m.

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