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

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.

SAA Renewal

Before Fall 2017

Secure your Student Alumni Association (SAA) membership for next year!  

Click here to renew your membership.

Arrival Survival

Monday, August 21 - Thursday, August 24
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

Each year, in a span of over two days, over 3,000 incoming freshman move into the dorms on the Pitt Oakland campus. This event, better known as Arrival Survival, is a co-sponsored effort by the Pitt Alumni Association, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Parking and Transportation office. More than 500 staff members and volunteers are dedicated to helping the new students arrival on campus go as smoothly as possible.  

Stop by the Pitt Alumni Association tent during Arrival Survival to learn more about the Student Alumni Association and how you can get your very own the Panther Pack.

Activities Fair

Saturday, August 26
Noon - 4 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

Secure your spot as a #PittTraditionKeeper by visiting our table at the Activities Fair. Learn more about the SAA and ways to get involved!

Beat Series Giveaway vs. Youngstown State

Friday, September 1
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

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.

Welcome Back Picnic

Tuesday, Spetember 5
Noon - 2 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

The annual welcome back features free food, games and music for all members of the Student Alumni Association. Get to know your fellow SAA members with a nice picnic on the WPU Lawn. This is a member-only event so bring your SAA ID! Not a member yet? You can sign up when you arrive!

Beat Series Giveaway vs. Oklahoma State

Friday, September 15
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

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.

Paint the Town Blue and Gold

Wednesday, September 27

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.

Beat Series Giveaway vs. Rice

Friday, September 29
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

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.

SAA General Body Meeting

Wednesday, October 4
8:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Ballroom

Join the SAA for the first general body meeting of the semester. We’ll discuss upcoming events in the SAA as well as volunteer opportunities for members. It’s a great way to learn more about how to be involved!

Homecoming Kick-Off

Tuesday, October 10
Noon - 2 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

Join the Homecoming King & Queen candidates outside the William Pitt Union Lawn for games and free Pitt swag!

Pitt Ambassadors Dinner

Wednesday, October 11
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall

The second Pitt Ambassadors 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!

Beat Series Giveaway vs. NC State

Friday, October 13
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

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.

Beat Series Giveaway vs. Virginia

Friday, October 27
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

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.

Beat Series Giveaway vs. North Carolina

Friday, November 8
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

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.

Beat Series Giveaway vs. Miami

Friday, November 21
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
William Pitt Union Lawn

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.

Cathedral Ball 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Commons Room, Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral Ball is an annual event sponsored by the Pitt Alumni Association for all Student Alumni Association members.  SAA members have the opportunity to dress in semi-formal attire and enjoy an evening of dining and dancing. 



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 Centeal 2017: Photo Gallery