Conference Venue:

William Pitt Student Union on the University of Pittsburgh  campus. 3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

The William Pitt Student Union, built in 1898 as Pittsburgh’s famous Hotel Schenley, is the student union building of the University of Pittsburgh main campus. It is a Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark.  Excellent rooms. Excellent location.  Excellent program!

William Pitt Student Union Building

Transportation option.  For those on a tight budget…There is a City Bus (28X) that goes from the Pittsburgh International Airport directly to the hotel/conference center that runs every 30 minutes.  You will get off at the Forbes Ave At Bigelow Blvd (Schenley Dr) exit.  You will see the William Pitt Student Union Building immediately across the street – matching the angle of the picture above.  The cost is less than $5.00.   

Parking – Consider parking under the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial building (across the street from the venue), or at the hotels. 

Location – PF19 Venue
William Pitt Union


Conference Hotel:  Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.  

  • Address: 100 Lytton St. – Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  
  • Phone: (412)682-6200
  • Hotel Registration (use this link, or call to get PancreasFest rates – $129/night)

The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel is one block from the conference center.  The hotel offers special rates for PancreasFest attendees.  The public web site is Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center rate is $129/night for either 2 queens or 1 king. 

Online link is

Guests may call for reservations at 1-800-864-8287.

If guests will arrive outside of the room block, they may call the hotel directly:

The Oaklander Hotel




Upscale Hotel: The Oaklander Hotel

As a part of Marriott’s esteemed Autograph Collection, the luxe boutique hotel has 167 guest rooms, five event spaces, and one restaurant. The Oaklander is the first Autograph Collection hotel to open in the state of Pennsylvania.  

The location is next to the conference venue (picture taken from the the conference site)

Special Conference Rates:  Call 412.578.8500 and ask for PancreasFest (Univ. Pittsburgh) Rates. 

(Non-conference rates ~$280 / night)

University Dorms:  Bouquet Gardens (Housing Registration)

  • University of Pittsburgh dorm suites with individual bedrooms
  • 1 TV in living room
  • Kitchen & appliances provided but no cookware
  • Bed linens & towels provided
  • Located 2 blocks from the conference site
4 bedrooms for 4 people 2 bathrooms for 4 people $33/night/person
3 bedrooms for 3 people 2 bathrooms for 3 people $33/night/person
3 or 4 bedrooms for 2 people 2 bathrooms for 2 people $57/night/person
3 or 4 bedrooms for 1 person 2 bathrooms for 1 person $109/night/person


For Questions about housing email Joy Merusi.