Student Alumni Association

The University of Pittsburgh’s Student Alumni Association (SAA) is founded upon three pillars: Upholding university traditions, networking with alumni, and promoting school spirit. Dedicated to fostering Pitt pride, the SAA unites students and enhances their college experience by involving them in preserving school traditions and inviting them to a variety of campus-wide and SAA-exclusive events. By providing valuable networking opportunities with Pitt alumni, our organization supports professional growth and a lifetime of active engagement with the University. 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.

Exclusive Perks

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 members can receive 15% off with discount code ALUMNI15 at checkout at The code does not expire.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SAA?

The Student Alumni Association, better known as the SAA is one of the most popular and active student groups on campus. Members enjoy exclusive opportunities to interact with alumni, meet campus leaders, and share their Pitt pride by helping to promote Pitt traditions across campus.

What does my membership fee support?

The fee supports the SAA’s many networking opportunities such as Dinner with 12 Panthers, exciting events including the Cathedral Ball and SAA Day, and exclusive perks, notably the Panther Pack and Beat Cup Series giveaways.

How can I join?

You can click here to join the SAA.

Do I have to attend meetings?

All SAA General Body meetings are completely optional for members but attendance is highly encouraged so that members can connect with one another and take advantage of meeting other #PittTraditionKeepers.

How long does my membership last?

Depends on which membership plan you choose:
○ Annual Membership: $20
○ 4-Year Membership (First-years only): $70

Do I have to join each year?

You would have to join each year if you choose an Annual SAA membership but not if you choose a 4-Year membership.

Who can join? 

Any current undergraduate student at Pitt can join. There are no restrictions based on class, major or GPA.


Upcoming Events

Homecoming Service Project

Wednesday, March 20
1 - 3 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom

Sunday, March 31
7 - 9 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom

Please check back for more information.

Softball Beat Series Giveaway

Wednesday, March 27
5 p.m.
Location to be announced.

* Must show SAA ID to be eligible.

Baseball Beat Series Giveaway

Friday, March 29
6 p.m.
Location to be announced.

* Must show SAA ID to be eligible.

Graduation Central

Tuesday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 10
11 a.m. - 7 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 2019 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. 



Tuesday, April 16
Noon - 2 p.m.
William Pitt Union Patio

Must show SAA ID to be eligible.


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.