Homecoming Week Activities for Faculty and Staff

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On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Pitt Panthers will take on the University of Syracuse Orange at Heinz Field in its annual homecoming game. Throughout the week leading up to the game, faculty and staff can participate in various events and show their Panther pride.

Visit the Pitt Alumni Association's website for a full details about these and all of the other Homecoming 2018 festivities.

Rub the Panther’s Nose

Stop by the Panther statue outside the William Pitt Union and snap a selfie as you rub its nose for good luck. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #pitthc18 when you post it to your social media feeds.

“Sounds of Pitt” Concert

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Ballroom, 100 Lytton Ave.

The Pitt String Orchestra, Women’s Choral Ensemble, and PalPITTations perform in this free annual concert, with a dessert reception following. Register here.

AAAC Apple Seed Community Service Project

Friday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-noon
Various sites

This partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools is a way for Pitt to give back to the community by promoting reading and writing skills and reinforcing the values of a strong education. Volunteers can participate with either elementary or middle and secondary school levels to read to students, assist instructors in the classroom or share career and educational options. Visit the homecoming events site or email Valerie Njie at val68njie@yahoo.com for more details.

Hillman Library Debut of the Bebe Moore Campbell Memorial Collection

Friday, Oct. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
Hillman Library

Honoring the poignance and passion of her books, plays and articles, the Bebe Moore Campbell Memorial collection honors this authors achievements and accomplishments and features the papers of the best-selling novelist.

Film Screening: “Blue Gold and Black: From Doorway to Distinction”

Friday, Oct. 5, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Produced by Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs (now the Office of University Communications) in 2009, Blue Gold and Black tells the story of the 180-year experience of Black men and women at Pitt. Register here.

Homecoming Fireworks and Laser Show

Friday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m.
Bigelow Boulevard

Fireworks and lasers timed to music will light up Bigelow Boulevard and the Cathedral of Learning to celebrate homecoming. Homecoming court finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the show, which is presented by the Pitt Program Council.

Official Football Pregame Event

Saturday, Oct. 6, two and a half hours before kickoff
100 Art Rooney Ave., North Side, located under the large white tent next to Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36

What’s a football game without a great tailgate party? Enjoy a pregame buffet, musical entertainment and special appearances by the Pitt cheerleaders, dance team and Roc the Panther. The price for this event is $35 per person, but children ages 10 and under are free. Space is limited, so click here to register; walk-in attendees cannot be guaranteed admission.