SCHEDULE

2019 Pitt Family Weekend

Below is a short list of the events we already have slated for this year’s Family Weekend! Check back often to see what we’ve added!

Friday, September 27, 2019

 

1:00-8:00 pm- Family Weekend Check In

William Pitt Union, Ballroom

Welcome to Family Weekend, this is your first stop! Pick up your Family Weekend registration items: wristbands, event tickets, updated schedule and of course your Spirit Pack! Student or parent photo ID required. Not all family members need to be present to check-in.

 

1:00-2:00 pm- Therapy Dogs, hosted by the Western PA Humane Society

William Pitt Union, Atrium Outside Ballroom

Each semester, some of Pitt's 4-legged friends stop by for a weekly visit. They decided to come by for Family Weekend as well! Come say hello to Western PA Humane Society volunteers and their therapy dogs.

 

1:00-4:30 pm- Virtual Reality Free Play with Open Lab @ Hillman

Hillman Library, G-7 (Ground Floor)

Open Lab at Hillman is a collaboration between the University Library System and the University Center for Teaching and Learning. We’re currently offering virtual reality, vinyl cutting, 3D printing, and 360 degree video creation. We’re located in G-7 Hillman Library - aka The Aquarium, adjacent to the main entrance on the ground floor. Drop in any time during these hours to check out Virtual Reality for yourselves!

 

4:30 pm- 6:30 pm- University Library System Open House

Hillman Library, Ground Floor

The University Library System welcomes families for an open house showcasing the library’s involvement in student success. Explore current technologies and areas in the library, and learn how the library is involved with academic student work. Displays from Archives and Special Collections will highlight unique collections available to support students’ research. Additionally, families are invited to experience Virtual Reality and learn about 3D printing with the Open Lab makerspace.

 

9:00 pm- Family Weekend Welcome Dessert Reception, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room

 

10:00 pm- Nordy's Game Of Games

Nordy's Cafe, William Pitt Union Ground Floor

Enjoy board games in one of the most fun spots on campus, Nordy's Cafe! There will also be family challenges, oldies but goodies like the Match Game or Password, to new Ellen-inspired games like Say Whaaat?!, with great prizes!

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9:00–11:00 am- FAMILY WEEKEND CHECK-IN AND INFO STATION

William Pitt Union, Ballroom (Main Floor)

If you arrive for the weekend on Saturday, welcome to the Weekend. This is your first stop! Pick up your Family Weekend registration items: wristbands, event tickets, updated schedule and of course your Spirit Pack! Student or parent photo ID required. Not all family members need to be present to check-in.

 

11:00 am- 1:00 pm- Family Bingo, hosted by First Year Experience

William Pitt Union, Assembly Room

Bring the whole family for unique rounds of Bingo and a variety of great prizes.  Hosted by our First Year Mentors, come compete for local prizes, and some "interesting" ones along the way.  You bring the family, we'll bring the fun!

 

1:00 pm- Family Weekend Movie

Alumni Hall, Auditorium

Movie TBA

 

6:00 pm- Name That Tune

Nordy's Cafe, William Pitt Union Ground Floor

Are you The Music Master? The Song Celebrity? The Note.... um, something awesome that starts with "N"? Then come test your knowledge on 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today's hit, or not so hit, music!

 

8:00 pm- Trivia

Nordy's Cafe, William Pitt Union Ground Floor

Who doesn't love a good trivia challenge? Test your brain power with our family trivia. Compete as a team to win great prizes!

 

9:00 pm- Family Weekend Movie

Alumni Hall, Auditorium

Movie TBA

 

 

FOOTBALL GAME ACTIVITIES

 

TBA- Panthers Fan Zone

Art Rooney Avenue

The Panthers Pregame Party features live music, food for purchase, cash bar, interactive games for the whole family and much more.

 

TBA- Panther Prowl

General Robinson Street

Join the Pitt Marching Band and Cheer and Dance Teams as we welcome the team’s arrival on the North Shore as they head into Heinz Field before the game.

 

… Following Panthers Prowl- PreGame Band Concert

Between People’s Gate A East and West

Join the Pitt Marching Band in between People’s Gate A East and West near the river for an exciting pregame concert outside Heinz Field.

 

TBA- March To Victory

General Robinson Street

Follow the Pitt Marching Band, Cheer and Dance teams as they lead the parade down General Robinson Street into Heinz Field.

 

TBA- Pitt Football PreGame Show

Heinz Field

Get to your seats early to enjoy the Pitt Marching Band’s entrance to the field and pregame performance.  Football game ticket required.

 

TBA- Pitt Football vs. Delaware

Heinz Field

 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

4:05 pm, PNC Park

Discount tickets available!