William Pitt Union

Originally the Hotel Schenley, the William Pitt Union now functions as one of two student unions at the University of Pittsburgh. Hotel Schenley was the first skyscraper hotel in Pittsburgh, housing artists, singers, professional athletes, and politicians. Many of the hotel’s historic features were preserved on the building’s main floor.   

Today, the William Pitt Union is located at the center of campus and houses several offices for student clubs and organizations, as well as Student Affairs. The building features a food court and lounge on its lower level, as well as several meeting and event spaces for students, faculty, and staff to reserve.

Assembly Room

 One of the largest multipurpose rooms on campus.


 A large multipurpose event space.

Lower Lounge

A medium-sized split-level event space.

Kurtzman Room

A multipurpose room that is connected to both the Ballroom and the Assembly Room.

Kimbo Conference Room

A small conference room.

Dining Room A

A medium-sized multipurpose room.

Dining Room B

A small multipurpose room.

Dining Room C

A small conference room.

Patio & Lawn

A multipurpose event space that is located outside of the William Pitt Union.

Additional Classrooms

The William Pitt Union is equipped with numerous classrooms that vary in size and can be reserved for an event or conference.

Note: The Student Affairs Department and student organizations have first priority of spaces in the William Pitt Union. This may affect availability at peak times during the academic year.