Forbes Hall

3525 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | View Map
Forbes Hall
Student Population: First Year
Room Type: Double
Housing Type: On Campus Housing, First Year Housing


  • Houses 232 students
  • Six floors
  • Air-conditioned doubles with adjoining semi-private restrooms
  • Communal shower facilities in each wing
  • Study room in each wing
  • Large recreation area
  • Rooftop patio
  • Student mail center
  • Swanson School of Engineering Living Learning Community
  • *Bathroom dimensions 4'7" x 4'7"
  • Fire safety—alarm and sprinkler system throughout; regularly scheduled fire drills
  • Access to Housekeeping and Maintenance staff 24/7, 365 days a year
  • 24/7 Security Coverage
  • Access to daily delivery of the Post-Gazette, USA Today, and The Pitt News in select residence hall common areas accessible to all students
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi is available in all residence halls

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

Launch Forbes Hall


Forbes Hall is located on Forbes Avenue about four blocks from the Litchfield Towers complex. It houses 232 primarily first-year students in air-conditioned doubles. Some of the doubles have adjoining semi-private powder rooms. There are communal showers, a kitchenette, and a laundry area on each floor. There is a student mail center in the lobby of Forbes Hall. 

Each wing of Forbes Hall has a study room. A large recreation hall is on the second floor, and a rooftop patio overlooks Forbes Avenue. Forbes Hall houses the Swanson School of Engineering Living Learning Community. A resident director and four resident assistants are on staff.

Room Information

Accommodation Rate Per Term Meal Plan Required
Double $3,665 Yes

Rates are subject to change. 

Floor Plan

Typical Floors 3–6 View Full Size