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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

06 Apr

Join Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) and the Title IX Office for an interactive workshop designed to help faculty and staff members best support...

April 06, 2020 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Event
06 Apr

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...

April 06, 2020 3:00 p.m.
07 Apr

This event has been postponed until further notice. Join Pitt Cyber, Pitt Law, Honors College, Matthew B. Ridgway Center, and Pitt Business for a brown bag...

April 07, 2020 12:00 p.m.
07 Apr

​Come try the fin​er things in life with Pitt Program Council's annual Wine Tasting! Wine Tasting will take place on Tuesday, April 7th at 8:30pm. Doors open...

April 07, 2020 8:30 p.m.
09 Apr

Treat yourself to FREE ​spa services in the days leading up to the last week of classes & looming final exams, courtesy of the Pitt Program Council's annual...

April 09, 2020 11:00 a.m.

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