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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

18 Oct

This spotlight session at Science 2019 will feature four Pitt scientists sharing brief presentations of some of their latest research and findings on the...

October 18, 2019 9:00 a.m.
18 Oct

This spotlight session at Science 2019 will feature four Pitt scientists sharing brief presentations of some of their latest research and findings on the...

October 18, 2019 9:00 a.m.
18 Oct

The University of Pittsburgh will be hosting the 28th Annual Fire Safety Day in support of the Senate Resolution 105 recognizing Campus Fire Safety Month and...

October 18, 2019 10:00 a.m.
18 Oct

Making the transition from high school to college and college to professional life can be stressful and confusing–this Three-Part Workshop will give you the...

October 18, 2019 1:00 p.m.
18 Oct

This spotlight session at Science 2019 will feature four Pitt scientists sharing brief presentations of some of their latest research and findings on the...

October 18, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Recent Events

Craft & Kraft

October 17, 2019