University of Pittsburgh

Cathedral of Learning

College Academic Building, College Administrative Building, and Scenic Lookout
4200 5th Ave (at University of Pittsburgh), Oakland, PA 15213, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM

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    Social N.
    "sure to take a tour of the Nationality Rooms"(6 Tips)
    Dara B.
    "Catch the fireworks and laser show homecoming weekend."(2 Tips)
    Painting With A Twist
    "Fantastic views of Oakland."(2 Tips)
    Charles M.
    "Secret rooms in both Early American Room and C-S Ballroom."(4 Tips)
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  • Kevin W.

    Pretty neat. Head to 36th floor for a view of the city.

    Kevin White · March 21
  • Zara K.

    It's quite eerie

    Zara Khan · October 21, 2014
  • visitPA

    Known as the “Symbol of Life and Spirit of Pittsburgh," there have been claims that the Early American Room is haunted, as people witnessed furniture moving, candles lighting and strange odors.

    visitPA · October 7, 2014
  • visitPA

    Known as the “Symbol of Life and Spirit of Pittsburgh”, there have been claims that the Early American Room is haunted, as people witnessed furniture moving, candles lighting and strange odors.

    visitPA · October 7, 2014
  • Yile W.

    hp how's the winter going here

    Yile Wang · August 31, 2014
  • Amol K.

    Head up to the top for a great view

    Amol K · August 24, 2014
  • Ana V.

    Dont go until you see the rooms!

    Ana Villan · April 8, 2014
  • Ian E.

    During the fall/ winter exam period, they light up the awesome big fireplaces on the main floor. Try to find a space near one to study!

    Ian Everhart · July 11, 2013
  • Ian E.

    Check out the show at homecoming, where they have a laser show and shoot fireworks off the building. It's awesome!

    Ian Everhart · July 11, 2013
  • Painting With A Twist

    Did you know: The Cathedral is the 2nd tallest university building in the world. It is also the second tallest gothic-styled building in the world. Fantastic views of Oakland.

    Painting With A Twist · June 21, 2013
  • Kristin T.

    Lower floors: Hogwarts and international awesomeness. Upper floors: standard college classroom/ office building.

    Kristin Tangel · November 25, 2012
  • Dara B.

    Catch the fireworks and laser show homecoming weekend. Seeing fireworks shot off of the Cathedral is something you shouldn't miss!

    Dara Bailey · October 13, 2012
  • Sarah D.

    i wouldn't suggest going to the bathroom on the 15th floor. it's weird!

    Sarah DelRosso · September 13, 2012
  • Angus S.

    Check out the story of 'Cathedral of Learning' in Tagwhat. Read more

    Angus Shee · August 25, 2012
  • Dakota

    This is my dream schoolhouse. One of the coolest interiors of a building ive ever been in. allot 2 hours to see it comprehensively

    Dakota · July 15, 2012
  • Mike S.

    Head to the Nationality Rooms on the first and third floors. There are almost 30 of them and they keep adding more. I like the Armenian Room. What's your favorite?

    Mike Stayton · June 19, 2012
  • Social N.

    The pride of Pitt. Be sure to take a tour of the Nationality Rooms, especially around Christmas when they’re all decorated.

    Social News Network · June 14, 2012
  • Jonathan B.

    The highest you can go up is the 37th floor, but there are 40 floors total.

    Jonathan Becker · May 20, 2012
  • American Eagle Outfitters

    The centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh, this landmark houses 27 different Nationality Rooms that celebrate the culture of the nationality it is named after.- Ethan, Marketing Director

    American Eagle Outfitters · February 22, 2012
  • Stephen L.

    Bring your own mug for the refill price of $0.99 at basement cafe.

    Stephen Legault · January 25, 2012
  • Alan G.

    Thank G-d you know the limits of the universe are only constricted by your perspective of His energy..leave your box.. Free yourself from limitations and love everything and everyone :) free energy

    Alan Greenspan · November 23, 2011
  • Mesh

    The stairs r tiring but a nice lil workout before class

    Mesh · November 14, 2011
  • Abby M.

    Tour the nationality rooms

    Abby Miller · November 2, 2011
  • Jasmine W.

    On Tuesday nights during the academic year they bring therapy dogs to the main hall!

    Jasmine White · October 25, 2011
  • Ian K.

    If you want an awesome place to study that has a good, quiet atmosphere on a weeknight, head up to the honors college and relax.

    Ian Kollmar · October 23, 2011
  • Michael D.

    Hope ya don't have to wait on elevator with a cart to put on it. Twenty five minutes and counting fml

    Michael Desiderio · October 21, 2011
  • Stephanie M.

    The hide all the water fountains on the back/heinz chapel side of the building.

    Stephanie Meyer · September 14, 2011
  • Ted W.

    Stairway A to the for the best training session

    Ted Williams · September 4, 2011
  • Charles M.

    Secret rooms in both Early American Room and C-S Ballroom. Try to find them!

    Charles Moon · September 1, 2011
  • Annie L.

    Be sure to check out Friday Nite Improvs in the Studio Theatre. $3 11pm every Friday night. Http://

    Annie Lawry · April 30, 2011
  • Adrie F.

    Get attacked by a falcon on your way out.

    Adrie Fells · April 3, 2011
  • Dommia C.

    Chik-Fil-A in the cafeteria is greasy. Do get a latte at Cathedral Cafe!

    Dommia Crawley · March 1, 2011
  • Dustin U.

    Headphones required for any work to get done

    Dustin Updyke · February 16, 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh

    There are a pair of breeding falcons nesting outside the 40th floor of the Cathedral! You can watch them live online here Read more

    University of Pittsburgh · January 21, 2011
  • Ian E.

    Nationality Rooms decked out for Christmas!

    Ian Everhart · December 13, 2010
  • Todd P.

    the Early American room is supposed to be haunted!

    Todd Pungratz · September 29, 2010
  • Mike L.

    Awesome view in the unisex bathroom on the 34th floor

    Mike L. · August 20, 2010
  • Andrew K. S.

    In a rush? Skip to 3rd floor nationality rooms. Free and better narrations.

    Andrew K. S · July 10, 2010
  • Ethan M.

    Print your final papers!

    Ethan Miller · April 21, 2010
  • Ethan M.

    Meesh is awesome!

    Ethan Miller · April 12, 2010
  • Lorie R.

    do u believe it took 11 years to build The Cathedral? Read more

    Lorie Regas Abbott · April 2, 2010
  • Meredith G.

    The white chocolate mochas in the coffee shop on G floor are really good. The regular coffee is awful, but will straighten your hair and keep you very alert!

    Meredith Guthrie · January 14, 2010
  • Nick P.

    Go to the 36th floor (before they close at 6pm) and check out the awesome views of Oakland, Downtown, and Schenley Park.

    Nick Pinkston · October 15, 2009