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Words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, gifts and physical touch. These are known as the five love languages and are the different ways that people feel and express love. At Pitt, we love all of our buildings but each in its own way! Here are my takes on Pitt’s Buildings as love languages and why.

Words of affirmation: Cathy

The Cathedral of Learning is the landmark of Pitt’s campus and is raved about. If someone is complimenting a Pitt building, it’s likely going to be Cathy. Therefore, the words of affirmation love language fits her perfectly. This love language is related to verbal affection such as compliments and affirmations.

Quality time: Posvar

This love language focuses on spending time with your partner and doing activities together or just having their undivided attention. Posvar is a perfect example of this because everyone loves being there. Whether you’re there for studying or grabbing a bagel, you will always have a good time. 

Acts of service: Hillman

The acts of service love language means that you feel the most loved when your partner goes out of their way to do something for you. Often this task is something neither of you particularly enjoy. Hillman is the place to go when you really need to get sh*t done. Your time there might not be the most enjoyable, but when there’s an assignment due, journeying to the fourth floor and putting in the work for that A+ is a must.

Gifts: William Pitt Union

Who doesn’t love a gift? People with receiving gifts as their love language feel most appreciated when being given physical symbols of love. Personally, I feel most loved by my university when I see a pop-up of free Pitt gear at the Union (because I really need a 5th Pitt script t-shirt). 

Physical touch: The Pete

Hugs, kisses and cuddles are how individuals with the physical touch love language feel most adored. And while the Petersen Events Center isn’t giving Pitt students any physical affection, I think walking up Cardiac Hill is an act of love in and of itself. And once you’re up the hill, you can further the physicality of it all by working out at Baierl (props to those people, I just go for the Chick-fil-A).

Hi, I'm Claire! I'm a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh and a pre-pharmacy major. I love reading, singing, and animals. In my free time, I'll be cuddling with my cat watching TikToks.
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