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.


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

Room Rates**
per Semester

Single: $3,575
Double: $3,325
** Room rates are subject to change.

Floor Plan

Typical Floors 3–6 View Full Size