Pitt Alumni Network of Western PA

In & Around Campus for Alumni & Friends

Pitt Alumni Network of W.PA



Hello Pitt alumni, family, and friends!

Whether you live in Western PA or plan to visit the area, we want you to know that Pitt offers many great programs for you here on campus and the Pitt Alumni Association is also hosting some exciting new events throughout the region. There is always something going on and we want you to be part of it! Hail to Pitt!

Shannon Mischler
Director of Regional Clubs & Advocacy


If you are one of the many Pittsburghers who are fascinated by the legendary industrialists who shaped our city, come hear a fascinating presentation by David Grinnell, the University Library System (ULS) Reference and Access Archivist. He will talk about the Frick Collection which contains the correspondence between Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, including letters and telegrams pertaining to the famous Homestead Strike.

Thursday, April 19



Commencement Events 2018

April 26, 2018 (All day) to May 21, 2018 (All day)


The Women's International Club will host a book and cookie exchange for membership and those interested in the Nationality Rooms Program. Will also feature interviews of Nationality Rooms committee members involved in the construction of their Rooms.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Noon - 4 p.m.


Whether you are a successful entrepreneur or investor looking for a technology to license, have experience in a particular market or can offer assistance in your specialty area such as marketing, finance, or engineering, you can help to foster the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at Pitt.  Check out the Panther Innovation Network.


Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week brings together a diverse mix of life sciences groups – researchers, entrepreneurs, large corporations, and investors. To connect and engage across the spectrum – from development in the lab to delivery in the marketplace. To foster the integration of science and business that will accelerate innovation and translate research into commercial opportunities.

This week long series of innovation forums covers a wide range of current and emerging topics in the life sciences. Join us during Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week and learn why Pittsburgh is poised to become a national leader in life sciences.

Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20


The Osher Institute is proud to partner with the Office of Institutional Advancement to bring Peter Eberhart, J.D., CFP® to campus for an informative planning seminar: Simplify and Maximize Your Estate To Benefit Your Heirs.

With the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it’s important for you to now re-examine your existing estate plan. This seminar will address how to simplify and structure your will, IRA, and other retirement accounts, trusts, and more.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 10 a.m.

Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Pittsburgh is a membership-based community of adults, age 50 and better, who are passionate about learning. Because there are no tests, no grades, and no degree requirements, it is the perfect environment for exploring new topics with other interested adults. Learn More.

Each year since 2009, Pitt Public Health invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends to share the experience of reading and discussing our annual selection for the One Book, One Community (OBOC) program. This year's OBOC selection is The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Learn more about the Read-Along Program.


For the 40th anniversary of the Architectural Studies program at Pitt, we bring together 6 people closely involved in thinking about Pittsburgh’s future urban development and the challenges of shaping the physical environment to meet the needs of the new millennium—challenges like:

• How will the city be shaped to capitalize on its many strengths and assets while making it more accessible, sustainable, and resilient?

• How will the University campus be configured and buildings adapted to attract talent, promote innovation, and foster creativity?

The University of Pittsburgh and Oakland neighborhood are central to the emerging vision of Pittsburgh’s place in the global innovation economy. Decisions being made today will shape our direction for years to come.

Speaker Symposium | Friday April 27, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


What does it mean to hold a gun, to fire one, to face one? This world premiere is devised by Pitt Theatre Arts student in collaboration with Professor Cynthia Croot, Associate Professor and Head of Performance. The cost is $30/person. The cost includes the performance and reception to follow with Cynthia Croot. Tickets for the performance can be picked up at Will Call. No tickets are needed for the reception.

Saturday, April 15, 2018 | 2 p.m.


The Pitt Alumni Association invites you to join us for a Mother's Day Buffet Luncheon & Concert, featuring a special performance by the Pitt's Women's Choral Ensemble. The buffet luncheon will begin at 1 p.m. in the Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall. The meal will include a complimentary glass of Panther Cellars wine. Pitt's Women's Choral Ensemble will then perform a special concert at 3 p.m. in the Heinz Memorial Chapel. Seating will be open.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 1 - 4 p.m.


Heinz Memorial Chapel Concerts & Recitals occur regularly each month, many of them free of charge. Click here to check out their monthly calendar.


Pitt Spring Sports Game Schedule




Soccer (M)


Track & Field


PITT DAY2017 Forweb

Pitt alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends are invited to attend this event as an opportunity to influence state lawmakers by telling their University of Pittsburgh story at Pitt Day in Harrisburg. Pitt Day in Harrisburg is the annual advocacy day for the Pitt community. As Pennsylvania continues to face budget challenges, it's critical that our elected officials hear that you value public higher education and that you believe Pitt has a very positive impact on the commonwealth. Transportation to and from Harrisburg, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Attendees will have opportunities to meet with legislators in small groups, tour the Capitol, visit exhibits, participate in a career panel with Pitt alumni working in government, and attend a dessert reception.

Come and tell your University of Pittsburgh story! Follow this link to register, view the schedule, and get important updates regarding Pitt Day in Harrisburg 2018.

Questions? Please contact Shannon Mischler at sjmischler@pitt.edu.

Find volunteer opportunities through PittServes, a University-wide initiative that engages University of Pittsburgh students in meaningful service to the community on a local, national, and international scale. Our focus on sustainability, education and community development allows us to increase student community service and support our surrounding community!

Alumni Career Mentoring - Learn more about the ways in which Pitt alumni can give back to their alma mater: join the Pitt Career Network, hire an intern, recruit Pitt students, host a job shadow, attend an event.


PAA Events

Pitt Wire Events (on campus)

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Contact Shannon Mischler at sjm130@pitt.edu or 412-624-02876 for more information and follow the Pitt Alumni Network of Western Pennsylvania on social media.