Cathedral of Learning

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4200 5th Ave (at University of Pittsburgh)
Oakland, PA 15213
Academic Building, Administrative Building, Scenic Lookout

Foursquare Tips

  • Go to the 36th floor (before they close at 6pm) and check out the awesome views of Oakland, Downtown, and Schenley Park.
  • Awesome view in the unisex bathroom on the 34th floor
  • There are a pair of breeding falcons nesting outside the 40th floor of the Cathedral! You can watch them live online here http://www.aviary.org/cons/falconcam_cl.php
  • In a rush? Skip to 3rd floor nationality rooms. Free and better narrations.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • On Tuesday nights during the academic year they bring therapy dogs to the main hall!
  • Print your final papers!
  • do u believe it took 11 years to build The Cathedral?
  • Nationality Rooms decked out for Christmas!
  • 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!
  • the Early American room is supposed to be haunted!
  • The stairs r tiring but a nice lil workout before class
  • Secret rooms in both Early American Room and C-S Ballroom. Try to find them!
  • Headphones required for any work to get done
  • 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.
  • Check out the show at homecoming, where they have a laser show and shoot fireworks off the building. It's awesome!
  • Lower floors: Hogwarts and international awesomeness. Upper floors: standard college classroom/ office building.
  • Catch the fireworks and laser show homecoming weekend. Seeing fireworks shot off of the Cathedral is something you shouldn't miss!
  • i wouldn't suggest going to the bathroom on the 15th floor. it's weird!