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On Campus

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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

06 Dec

Each year the OCC Honorary Society hosts an Induction Ceremony to welcome new members into the distinguished community. At the Induction Ceremony, students...

December 06, 2019 5:00 p.m.
06 Dec

Join the Stress Free Zone and the the Center for Creativity for a Yoga Paint Party hosted by YOGAMOTIF. Use your body as a paintbrush to create a mess-free...

December 06, 2019 7:00 p.m.
06 Dec

​Join the Stress Free Zone and the the Center for Creativity for a Yoga Paint Party hosted by YOGAMOTIF. Use your body as a paintbrush to create a mess-free...

December 06, 2019 7:00 p.m.
07 Dec

De-stress and get in the holiday spirit by joining Pitt Program Council for a night of ugly sweatshirt decorating! Customize your own sweatshirt with tinsel,...

December 07, 2019 10:00 p.m.
16 Jan

Join the Pitt Program Council for a free screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home! Snacks and drinks provided. Doors open at 8:15 PM. All Pitt Program Council...

January 16, 2020 8:30 p.m.

Recent Events

Late Night Paint Night

December 5, 2019

Pawsitive U

December 4, 2019

Cookies & Cocoa

December 3, 2019