Student Alumni Association
Pitt's Student Alumni Association (SAA) is one of the most popular and active student groups on campus. Members enjoy exclusive opportunities, interact with alumni, meet campus leaders, and share their Pitt pride by helping to promote Pitt traditions across campus. To join the SAA, click here.
Benefits of joining the Student Alumni Association
Networking and Leadership
Because of their close association with the Pitt Alumni Association, SAA members enjoy some of the best opportunities to interact with both Pitt alumni and top campus administrators. SAA members also are encouraged to serve in leadership roles as members of the Blue and Gold Society, the University's student ambassadors.
Friends and Fun
With more than 1,500 student members, the SAA is a great way to make friends and get involved with fun events, including the SAA picnics, annual homecoming festivities, and the Cathedral Ball—a December formal exclusively for SAA members and their guests.
Gifts and Greetings
The Pitt Alumni Association welcomes its new student members to campus each year with a Panther Pak gift, which includes an SAA T-shirt, a Pitt traditions glass, key card and lanyard for event access, and exclusive discounts at Oakland shops and restaurants. Pick up your Panther Pak at our offices at 140 Alumni Hall. SAA members also receive access to limited edition Beat Series Giveaways for each Pitt Football home game.
Students can present their SAA card and receive discounts at the restaurants below.
Bridges Restaurant & Lounge | 100 Lytton Ave | 15% off your total check.
Milano's Pizza | 3606 Fifth Avenue | 10% off your total check.
The Porch at Schenley | 221 Schenley Drive | 10% off your total check.
Senior Spotlight Submissions
The SAA is proud of its graduating seniors! We would like to hear about your experience at Pitt and any future plans you may have, with chosen submissions being featured on the SAA social media accounts.
Pitt Class Ring Ceremony
Saturday, March 24, 2018
3 – 5 p.m.
Cathedral Commons Room
The official class ring of the University of Pittsburgh symbolically commemorates the unique and lifelong connection alumni have to Pitt.
The Pitt Alumni Association, together with the Pitt Class Ring Committee, is pleased to host the first Pitt Class Ring Ceremony. We look forward to having the opportunity to bestow class rings upon our new graduates at this ceremony.
Backpacks to Briefcases
A panel of Pitt Alumni will talk about variety of topics to prepare you for after graduation, such as how to negotiate salaries, how to balance work and social life, how to apply for graduate school, and other topics.
SAA Renewal Campaign
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018
Renew your SAA membership here.
The Pitt Alumni Association, in partnership with the Office of Special Events and the University Store on Fifth will host Graduation Central 2018 in the Connolly Ballroom in Alumni Hall. The purpose of the event is to provide prospective graduates with one venue to obtain all of their graduation needs. The Alumni Association is hosting these students with the hope of assisting them in their transition from student to alumnus. More than 6000 undergraduate and graduate students have been invited to Graduation Central 2018 and we estimate that more than 3500 will actually participate.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Noon - 2 p.m.
William Pitt Union Patio
Must show SAA ID to be eligible.