University of Pittsburgh

Cathedral of Learning

College Academic Building, College Administrative Building, and Scenic Lookout
North Oakland, Oakland
  • Social N.
    "sure to take a tour of the Nationality Rooms"(9 Tips)
    Charles M.
    "Secret rooms in both Early American Room and C-S Ballroom."(4 Tips)
    Painting with a Twist
    "Fantastic views of Oakland."(2 Tips)
    Ian E.
    "show at homecoming"(2 Tips)
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  • Ian E.
    Ian EverhartJuly 11, 2013
    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!
  • visitPA
    visitPAOctober 7, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • visitPA
    visitPAOctober 7, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted Jun 29
  • Nikolai M.
    The entrance hall is extremely cool, but I was really missing a sign with a directory of where to go, what's open to the public, where to find the nationality rooms and how far up you can go.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Aug 18
  • Alan G.
    Alan GreenspanNovember 23, 2011
    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
  • Island Bruin
    Island Bruin2 weeks ago
    Go while school is not in session. The nationality rooms are fantastic, but these are classrooms during the school year, so closed to the public.
  • Ian K.
    Ian KollmarOctober 23, 2011
    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.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 14, 2012
    The pride of Pitt. Be sure to take a tour of the Nationality Rooms, especially around Christmas when they’re all decorated.
  • Mike S.
    Mike StaytonJune 19, 2012
    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?
  • Dakota
    DakotaJuly 15, 2012
    This is my dream schoolhouse. One of the coolest interiors of a building ive ever been in. allot 2 hours to see it comprehensively
  • Meredith G.
    Meredith GuthrieJanuary 14, 2010
    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!
  • George M.
    George MaierAugust 27
    Architecture, inspirational study spaces, and the historical view from the top floors.
  • American Eagle Outfitters
    American Eagle OutfittersFebruary 22, 2012
    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
  • Kristin T.
    Kristin TangelNovember 25, 2012
    Lower floors: Hogwarts and international awesomeness. Upper floors: standard college classroom/ office building.
  • Ian E.
    Ian EverhartJuly 11, 2013
    Check out the show at homecoming, where they have a laser show and shoot fireworks off the building. It's awesome!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PinkstonOctober 15, 2009
    Go to the 36th floor (before they close at 6pm) and check out the awesome views of Oakland, Downtown, and Schenley Park.
    Upvoted Jun 29
  • Tamara D.
    Tamara DonoghueAugust 24, 2015
    Great place to explore. The nationality rooms and an elevator to one of the top floors
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Annie L.
    Annie LawryApril 30, 2011
    Be sure to check out Friday Nite Improvs in the Studio Theatre. $3 11pm every Friday night. Http://
  • University of Pittsburgh
    University of PittsburghJanuary 21, 2011
    There are a pair of breeding falcons nesting outside the 40th floor of the Cathedral! You can watch them live online here Read more
    Upvoted Jun 29
  • Dara B.
    Dara BaileyOctober 13, 2012
    Catch the fireworks and laser show homecoming weekend. Seeing fireworks shot off of the Cathedral is something you shouldn't miss!
  • Jasmine W.
    Jasmine WhiteOctober 25, 2011
    On Tuesday nights during the academic year they bring therapy dogs to the main hall!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KAugust 24, 2014
    Head up to the top for a great view
  • Dommia C.
    Dommia CrawleyMarch 1, 2011
    Chik-Fil-A in the cafeteria is greasy. Do get a latte at Cathedral Cafe!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MeyerSeptember 14, 2011
    The hide all the water fountains on the back/heinz chapel side of the building.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LegaultJanuary 25, 2012
    Bring your own mug for the refill price of $0.99 at basement cafe.
  • Charles M.
    Charles MoonSeptember 1, 2011
    Secret rooms in both Early American Room and C-S Ballroom. Try to find them!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteMarch 21, 2015
    Pretty neat. Head to 36th floor for a view of the city.
  • Mike L.
    Mike L.August 20, 2010
    Awesome view in the unisex bathroom on the 34th floor
    Upvoted Jun 29
  • Ana V.
    Ana VillanApril 8, 2014
    Dont go until you see the rooms!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BeckerMay 20, 2012
    The highest you can go up is the 37th floor, but there are 40 floors total.
  • 🤖🐵 Andrew S.
    In a rush? Skip to 3rd floor nationality rooms. Free and better narrations.
    Upvoted Jun 29
  • Angus S.
    Angus SheeAugust 25, 2012
    Check out the story of 'Cathedral of Learning' in Tagwhat. Read more
  • Mesh
    MeshNovember 14, 2011
    The stairs r tiring but a nice lil workout before class
  • Ted W.
    Ted WilliamsSeptember 4, 2011
    Stairway A to the for the best training session
  • Lorie R.
    Lorie Regas AbbottApril 2, 2010
    do u believe it took 11 years to build The Cathedral? Read more
  • Yile W.
    Yile WangAugust 31, 2014
    hp how's the winter going here
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DelRossoSeptember 13, 2012
    i wouldn't suggest going to the bathroom on the 15th floor. it's weird!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DesiderioOctober 21, 2011
    Hope ya don't have to wait on elevator with a cart to put on it. Twenty five minutes and counting fml
  • Dustin U.
    Dustin UpdykeFebruary 16, 2011
    Headphones required for any work to get done
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoSeptember 11, 2015
    Explore the many levels.
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanOctober 21, 2014
    It's quite eerie
  • Ian E.
    Ian EverhartDecember 13, 2010
    Nationality Rooms decked out for Christmas!
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MillerApril 12, 2010
    Meesh is awesome!
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MillerApril 21, 2010
    Print your final papers!
  • Abby M.
    Abby MillerNovember 2, 2011
    Tour the nationality rooms
  • Todd P.
    Todd PungratzSeptember 29, 2010
    the Early American room is supposed to be haunted!
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