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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

10 Dec

This non-contact workout will get your heart pumping by using self-defense based moves such as punches, blocks, and of course, kicks! You’ll get a total body...

December 10, 2018 4:15 p.m.
10 Dec

Join us for sprints, climbs, and jumps for an exciting cardiovascular workout. Cycling is for everyone, so work at your own intensity level (light to extreme...

December 10, 2018 5:30 p.m.
10 Dec

Spice it up! This easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance party is a fun way to get moving. Whether you’ve got rhythm or are looking to find...

December 10, 2018 6:45 p.m.
11 Dec

Join us for sprints, climbs, and jumps for an exciting cardiovascular workout. Cycling is for everyone, so work at your own intensity level (light to extreme...

December 11, 2018 9:00 a.m.
11 Dec

Join us for sprints, climbs, and jumps for an exciting cardiovascular workout. Cycling is for everyone, so work at your own intensity level (light to extreme...

December 11, 2018 4:15 p.m.

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