The Frick Fine Arts Building is home to the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of Studio Arts. Opened in 1965, the building is a gift of Helen Clay Frick in memory of her father, Pittsburgh industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick.
Pitt’s Greek system includes 22 fraternities and 13 sororities. Institutions that predate the Revolutionary War, college fraternities and sororities help students meet new friends, participate in social and community activities, and network with alumni.
The University's fraternities and sororities are located in both on- and off-campus housing. On-campus sororities are located in Amos Hall and the third floor of Bruce Hall. The sorority suites each feature a kitchen, private bathrooms, a living room, and a chapter room.
Forbes Tower houses the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). The school’s highly ranked programs prepare students for professions in communication science and disorders, emergency medicine, health information management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, prosthetics and orthotics, rehabilitation technology, and sports medicine and nutrition. SHRS also offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science degree.
Forbes Hall houses 232 first-year men and women in air-conditioned double rooms. Some rooms are connected to semi-private powder rooms, but showers are communal. Each floor also has a study room and laundry area. There is a fitness center on the second floor. Freshman engineering students are housed in Forbes Hall.
The Forbes Craig Apartments, located across from the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, house students involved in the Upperclass Honors Housing Living Learning Community. The 39 apartment units accommodate 102 upperclassmen in single and double bedrooms. Learn more about the University Honors College.
Forbes Avenue runs through the heart of campus and is arguably Pittsburgh’s busiest street. With numerous retail shops, museums, restaurants, and hotels, Forbes Avenue offers students a cosmopolitan and diverse environment—all within walking distance of dorms as well as off-campus housing. (Pitt facilities along Forbes can be recognized by their navy-blue awnings.)
Named for Rufus Fitzgerald, the University’s chancellor from 1945 to 1955, the Fitzgerald Field House was for five decades the home of the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs. Both teams moved to the Petersen Events Center in 2002, but the 4,122-seat Field House remains the competitive venue for Pitt’s volleyball, gymnastics, and wrestling teams, as well as the primary indoor facility for the track and field team. It also houses training and equipment rooms.
Lawrence Hall houses classrooms and lecture halls for courses in disciplines across the arts and sciences. The building's 998-seat auditorium is the largest lecture hall on campus. A 24-hour computer lab, one of the University's most popular, also is in Lawrence Hall.
The Darragh Street Apartments are located on the University’s upper campus, convenient to the School of Medicine, Scaife Hall, Salk Hall, and the Petersen Events Center. The facility is fully accessible and offers the convenience of an urban location with the comfort of a garden-style setting. It houses both one- and two-bedroom layouts. Each unit has individual temperature controls; a washer and dryer; and a fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher, garbage disposal, and microwave. Apartments are unfurnished. Residents enjoy basic cable service and high-speed Internet access.
Located within the South Craig Street shopping area of Oakland, Craig Hall houses several University offices, including those providing employment, payroll, and benefits services and the Office of University Communications.