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 limited edition Beat Cups for each Pitt Football home game.


Upcoming Events

Paint the Town Blue and Gold

Monday, September 26, 2016 - Friday, September 30, 2016

This Pitt tradition is a student favorite! SAA members can sign up to decorate a local Oakland business in blue and gold in preparation for Homecoming week. It’s a great way to promote Pitt spirit and make the campus feel like home for returning alumni.

To register for this event, click here.

Pitt Ambassadors Dinner

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall

Pitt’s inaugural Ambassador Dinner will take place during homecoming week in Alumni Hall. It will be a seated dinner where students can network and get to know Pitt alumni based on your career interests. Alumni from across the country will be in town for homecoming and will be donating their time to get to know YOU!

To register for this event, click here.

Homecoming King & Queen Voting

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Friday, October 7. 2016
Noon - Noon
Click here for more information.

One of Pitt’s oldest traditions, Pitt’s Homecoming King and Queen elections will take place prior the football game versus Georgia Tech. The court will be announced at the annual Fireworks and Laser show, and the winners will be announced at half-time of the game!

Interested in running? You can download the application here.

"Rub the Nose" Events

The day before every Pitt Football home game
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
WPU Panther
Click here for more information.


Stop by the Panther Statue at the William Pitt Union to rub the nose for luck and pick up your Beat Cup.

Must show SAA ID to be eligible.

Past Events

Welcome Back Picnic 2016: Photo Gallery