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From the original alumni smorgasbord to the current Homecoming Welcome Back Reception, the association has been a force for alumni social gatherings.

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1887
  • Alumni associatioin …
    Alumni Association held its annual banquet at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
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1892
  • Hopes for an annual …
    "It is hoped that the Alumni banquet will be a permanent thing. There is no better way to draw the graduates together and keep alive their interest in their Alma Mater.
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  • Glee Club entertains…
    "The Alumni were more than pleased with the singing of the Glee Club at the Alumni banquet."
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1895
  • Alumni Banquet plann…
    "The banquet committee of the Alumni Association, which consists of Charles W. Scovel, '83, D.H. Wallace, '91, and H.S. Calvert, '93, has decided to hold the annual banquet about Feb. 21. In changing the date of the banquet to midwinter, it is the intention to hold the annual meeting at the University buildings during commencement week. It is hoped this way to gain a larger attendance at both meetings."
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1899
  • 2nd Annual Alumni Ba…
    Second Annual Alumni Banquet held at the Hotel Schenley. Charles W. Scovel, A.M. ’83, President of the GAA, acted as toastmaster. The Metropolitan Orchestra played during the nine courses.
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    At the annual dental banquet Dr. Charles F. Friesell explained the organization of the alumni. The GAA included the alumni of the whole university while each department maintained its own alumni association. Dental alumni numbered 23.
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    Second Annual General Alumni Banquet held at the Hotel Schenley
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1912
  • Alumni Anniversary B…
    Several alumni spoke at the Alumni Anniversary Banquet
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1931
  • Charter Day Dinner h…
    The third annual Charter Day Dinner and banquet was held on February 28 in the Hotel Schenley. It was held to celebrate the 144th anniversary of the granting of the Charter.
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1938
  • Sponsored Alumni Nig…
    Sponsored Alumni Night at the Cap and Gown performance on April 5. The Cap and Gown group would take on all expenses related to printing and mailing promotional material but they would also earn all revenues. (January 17, 1938 and March 28, 1938)
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1939
  • Second annual Charte…
    Second annual Charter Day Ball held at the Hotel Schenley ballroom on February 28.
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1942
  • First Children's Chr…
    Children’s Christmas Party held at the Commons Rooms in the Cathedral for the first timeAnnual Christmas Party for University Faculty, Staff and Alumni children in the Commons Room of the Cathedral of Learning at Christmas, 1950-1959.

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1943
  • Thrid Annual Progres…
    Third annual Progressive Bridge Dinner held on January 28, 1944.
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1944
  • Photos of Alumni Lun…
    Photos of an Alumni Luncheon
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  • Third Annual Childre…
    Alumni and their children are invitedThird Annual Children's Christmas Party flyer

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1945
  • Fourth Annual Dinner…
    Annual Alumni EventFourth Annual Dinner Bridge Party

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1947
  • Annual association p…
    The sixth annual progressive dinner sponsored by the General Alumni Association was planned.
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1949
  • Spring Alumni Festiv…
    Spring Alumni Festival held. A week of fun with a parade, carnival, tea dance, and “Tap Day”.
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    Pitt Players offered alumni season tickets at student prices to introduce their performances to the alumni.
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1953
  • Alumni Smorgabord he…
    Annual Alumni Smorgasbord held inside the Cathedral. Over 3,000 deviled eggs, 8,000 cookies, 5,000 Swedish meatballs, 175 pounds of shrimp, and 100 other foods served.
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1992
  • Association hosts Ch…
    Hosted the Installation Dinner for Chancellor O’Connor.
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2001
  • Association holds P…
    The Alumni Association held "Pitt Day in Pittsburgh" with a kick-off luncheon rally in Market Square, August 31, 2001
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