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.

Student Alumni Association

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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.

SAA Perks

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.


Upcoming Events

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. 

 To submit your story, click here.

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

Monday, March 26, 2018
6 p.m.
William Pitt Union , Kurtzman Room

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.

Graduation Central

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall

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.

Past Events

Welcome Back Picnic 2016: Photo Gallery
Paint the Town 2016: Photo Gallery
Pitt Ambassadors Dinner 2016: Photo Gallery
Homecoming King and Queen Crowning 2016: Photo Gallery
Graduation Central 2017: Photo Gallery