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 access to limited edition Beat Series Giveaways for each Pitt Football home game.

SAA Perks

Students can present their SAA card and receive discounts at the restaurants below.

Bridges Restaurant & Lounge | 100 Lytton Ave | 15% off your total check.

Milano's Pizza | 3606 Fifth Avenue | 10% off your total check.

The Porch at Schenley 221 Schenley Drive | 10% off your total check.

 

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.

Paint the Town Blue and Gold

Monday, October 2 - Friday, October 6

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.

Register here.

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!

Register here.

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