Brackenridge Hall



3990 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA


  • Houses 205 men and women
  • Upperclass Pitt Business Living Learning Community
  • Upperclass Leadership Living Learning Community
  • Twelve floors
  • Four- and five-person suites
  • MicroFridge in suites
  • Private bathrooms
  • Primarily upperclass students
  • Laundry facilities
  • Network connection for each student, including Wireless Internet in all On-Campus accommodations
  • *Bathroom dimensions: 8'2" x 5'6" or 4'2" x 4'2"
  • Fire Safety—alarm and sprinkler system throughout; regularly scheduled fire drills
  • 24/7 Security Coverage
  • Access to Housekeeping and Maintenance staff 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Access to daily delivery of the Post-gazette, USA today and The Pitt News in select Residence Hall common areas accessible to all students

*Dimensions for standard room only—others may vary by room type


Brackenridge Hall

Brackenridge Hall is part of the Schenley Quadrangle. It houses 205 primarily upperclass men and women in four- and five-person suites; there is limited availability for first-year students. Each suite features a MicroFridge and a private bathroom. There are also a few single and double rooms that do not include a MicroFridge. Laundry facilities are located in the penthouse.

The Schenley Quadrangle Fitness Center is located in Brackenridge Hall and available to all Schenley Quadrangle residents

The Pitt Shop is on the lowest level of Brackenridge, accessible from Forbes Avenue.

A resident director and a program coordinator and nine resident assistants are on staff for the Schenley Quadrangle.

Basic cable television is provided in each room/suite in every residence hall and each bedroom and/or living room in every apartment-style accommodation.

Each residence hall room and apartment-style living bedroom is equipped with an Ethernet connection that links you directly to the University network and the Internet.


Room Rates** per Semester
Suite: $3,625
Single: $3,400
Double: $3,400
** Room rates are subject to change.


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Did You Know?

In 1787 Hugh Henry Brackenridge founded the Pittsburgh Academy, which later evolved into the University of Pittsburgh. The Academy was the first institution of learning west of the Alleghenies chartered by the Pennsylvania legislature.