Game Day Events

Celebrate Homecoming on the North Shore prior to the Pitt vs. Syracuse game at Heinz Field. Below is a list of scheduled events. Individual Schools and Colleges as well as groups are also hosting events. Those events can be found on the Full Schedule of Events page.

Game Day

Official Pregame Event Sponsored by the Pitt Alumni Association

Pregame Event - 10 a.m. | Kickoff -  12:20 p.m.

Join the Pitt Alumni Association and your fellow Panther fans at our upcoming Homecoming pregame event. Enjoy a pregame buffet, musical entertainment, and special appearances by the Pitt cheerleaders, dance team, Roc the Panther, and senior administrators. You’ll also get to meet this year’s 2018 Homecoming Court! Pat Bostick, the Panther’s color analyst will stop by to give a pregame chalk talk. You don’t want to miss out on this pregame fun!

Meet representatives from Pitt schools, colleges, and regional campuses, including the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Pitt Business, Pitt Law, the School of Computing and Information, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Social Work, the Swanson School of Engineering, and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.



Cost: $35/person if pre-registering online | Children ten and under are free.
The deadline to register for this event is Monday, October 1.

Please note that walk ups cannot be guaranteed at the time of the event.



Heinz Field





Heinz Field, Great Lawn 
(white tent next to Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 and 
adjacent to the North Shore Riverfront Park)
100 Art Rooney Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Follow this link for Heinz Field's Clear Bag Policy.



To be announced.

For game tickets click here.

Panthers Pregame Tailgate Party

Art Rooney Avenue (Heinz Field)

Located on Art Rooney Avenue between Gates A and B, the Panters Pregame Tailgate Party features the pre-game live radio broadcast, inflatable games for kids, game day food and fun family activities.

University of Pittsburgh Marching Band Pregame Concert

Outside of Gate A (Heinz Field)

Get your blood pumping with the sights and sounds of Pitt’s fabulous band.

March to Victory

Follow the Pitt Marching Band as they lead the March to Victory from PNC Park down General Robinson Street, proceeding on to Art Rooney Avenue and ending at the stage on Art Rooney Avenue at Heinz Field. The March to Victory will feature the 2017 Homecoming Court.

Pitt Panthers vs. Syracuse Orange

(Heinz Field - *Remember, most purses and bags are not permitted inside the stadium. Make sure to read Heinz Field’s Clear Bag Policy.*)

  • Kickoff TBD. Gates open two hours prior to kickoff.
  • Get to your seats early to enjoy an on-field pregame performance by the Pitt Varsity Marching Band.
  • Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime.


For ticket information call 1-800-643-7488 or visit