Student Unions

WELCOME TO our Student Unions!

Our mission: Located in the heart of our bustling campus community, our Student Unions offer you safe, welcoming, and convenient spaces to relax, study, socialize, and more. Whether you’re looking to grab lunch, a quick workout, or some quiet study time, you’ll find what you need at either the William Pitt Union or the O’Hara Student Center. Our goal is to help you feel at home and do what you love.

William Pitt Union (WPU)



History

The William Pitt Union (WPU) was originally built in 1898 as the Hotel Schenley, which was considered by many as the “class hotel of the 20th century. After being sold to the University in 1956, the building originally served as both a men’s dormitory and a student union. In 1980, the WPU underwent major renovation and expansion efforts in response to Pitt’s growing student population. However, the building still features much of its original Louis XV architecture. Although it has great historical significance, the WPU continues to evolve in order to serve the ever-changing needs of our diverse student body.


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FAQ

Can I park in the WPU turnaround?

Parking in the William Pitt Union driveway is prohibited. Any parking tickets issued to sponsors, performers or participants are their own responsibility. Parking arrangements are the sole responsibility of the sponsor. The William Pitt Union offers a 15 minute drop off and pick up courtesy parking in the driveway. Guests must register the car at the Information Desk.

I lost something at an event last week, will it still be there?

Any lost and found item, with the exception of food and clothing, are held at the Information Desk. These items are registered in our database for up to 30 days.

Where is the PPC Ticket office located?

The PPC Ticket Office is located directly beside the Information Desk on the main floor of the WPU.

I will be in the William Pitt Union for a conference, does your building have free wi-fi?

This can be set up through CSSD (412 624-HELP [4357]).

O’Hara Student Center (OSC)



History

Formerly known as the Concordia Club, the O’Hara Student Center is a three-story student union, housing both academic and student activity programs. After being acquired by the University in 2009, the building underwent major renovations to more effectively accommodate student events and meetings. The first floor includes space for studying and socializing, along with a dining room that doubles as meeting space. Meanwhile, the second floor boasts a 450-person-capacity ballroom. The O’Hara also houses the Math Assistance Center, the Freshmen Studies Program, and the Writing Center.


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FAQ

Is the O’Hara Student Center (OSC) the same as the University Club?

No.

Is there a computer lab in the OSC?

No.

Can the OSC parking lot be reserved?

No.

Where can you load/unload for an OSC event?

There is a parking lot located down the street from the O'Hara Student center.

Can a student use the OSC pianos?

The pianos can be used after 5pm if no event is being held.