Family Weekend 2017 Schedule 

Friday, October 27, 2017

1 - 2:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Patio

Western PA Humane Society Therapy Dogs


1 - 5 p.m., William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge, Main Floor

Sip and Serve: Join the Offices of Parent and Family Resource


3 - 4 p.m., William Pitt Union 

Bringing the World to Pitt: Enjoy live performances by student groups and learn about our 50+ international academic programs on campus.


4 - 6 p.m., William Pitt Union, Second Floor 

Career Development and Placement Assistance Open House:  Stop by the Office of Career Development & Placement Assistance (CDPA) to meet the team, help your student discover their passions, and prepare for life after Pitt


4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Hillman Library, Ground Floor

Library Open House: The University Library System welcomes families for an open house event showcasing the library’s involvement in student success.


6:30 - 7:30 p.m., William Pitt Union, Assembly Room 

Family Weekend Welcome Reception: A special welcome from Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner, featuring door prizes and refreshments.


7 p.m., Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Peterson Sports Complex 

Pitt Men's Soccer Game: Join us in honoring the seniors for Senior Night in our final regular season home match against Virginia Tech Hokies. Free admission for those with Family Weekend wristband.


7 p.m., Heinz Hall  

Beethoven Eroica: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra:  Living composer Macmillan has a special commission in honor of conductor Manfred Honeck’s 10th year with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Families and their Pitt students will join Pitt Arts for a dessert reception at Heinz Hall after the concert. Contact Pitt Arts to RSVP your tickets at 412-624-4498.


8 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel 

Family Weekend Concert at Heinz Chapel: Enjoy lively music and familiar school spirit songs you already know by this award-winning Pittsburgh ensemble. Free Admission!


9 - 11 p.m., O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom

Live Trivia: Come join the Office of First Year Experience for a fun and exciting evening of Live Trivia! All students and families are welcome.  Free refreshments will be available.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8 - 10 a.m., Pitt Sports Dome

Students, family and friends are welcome to tour the new Sports Dome and play sports and tailgate games. 


11 a.m. - Noon, Hillman Library, Cup and Chaucer

Harry Potter DIY with PItt Project Potter:  Join our Harry Potter Crash Course Program! Make mandrakes in Herbology, wands in Wizard 101, owls in Transfiguration and enjoy recess with some refreshing butterbeer!  


Noon - 1:30 p.m., University Store on Fifth, Fifth Avenue entrance 

Book Signing with Ron Donoughe: Come learn about Pittsburgh and all its neighborhoods with author Ron Donoughe. Mr. Donoughe will present his book, be available for discussion, and sign your copy at The University Store on Fifth.


Noon - 4 p.m., Center for Creativity (downstairs in the University Store on Fifth) 

Center for Creativity Opne House: Visit The Center for Creativity's hands-on space, where students explore and engage with creativity in forms including painting, sculpting, writing, music, and more.


4 - 6 p.m., Panther Central, Litchfield Towers

Meet your Panther Central Family: We are eager to meet all of our Pitt families and we welcome you to stop by our office to simply say hello or to ask us any questions that you may have about housing, dining, your Panther Card, or general questions regarding life on campus! Light refreshments will be served for all of our guests. 


6 p.m., Location TBD 

Draculra: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre:  A more recent classic, Ben Stevenson’s “Dracula” with a Franz Liszt score, is just in time for Halloween. Dinner will be provided before the show. Contact Pitt Arts to RSVP 412-624-4498


9 - 11 p.m., O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom 

Family Bingo: Bring the whole family for unique rounds of Bingo and a variety of great prizes. Sponsored by the Office of First Year Experience, 



Pitt vs. Virginia Football Game, Saturday, October 28, 2017

**Game time is determined based on television scheduling and may be as early as 11 a.m. or as late as 8:00 p.m. Game time is released at least 1 week before the game. 


Art Rooney Avenue 

Panther Pregame Tailgate Party: Features live music, food, cash bar, interactive games for thewhole family and much more.


General Robinson Street

Panther Prowl: Join the Pitt Marching Band, Cheer and Dance teams as welcome the team's arrival on the North Shore as they head into Heinz Field before the game. 


People's Gate A East and West near the river

Band Pregame Concert: Join the Pitt Marching Band for an exciting pregame concert outside Heinz Field. 


General Robinson Street

March to Victory: Follow the Pitt March Band, Cheer and Dance teams as they the parade down General Robinson Street into Heinz Field. 


Heinz Field

Pitt vs. Virginia University 

Family Weekend Special Discounts

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, October 27 - 28, 2017

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The distinguished permanent collection of more than 35,000 objects at the Carnegie Museum of Art features a broad spectrum of visual arts, from painting and sculpture to film, video, and digital imagery. Under the same roof, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History invites visitors to explore the history of the earth and experience the excitement of scientific discovery. The museums are across Forbes Avenue from the Cathedral of Learning. pecial Daily Admission is $5.98 per person (includes both museums).  Rate valid October 27-28th, 2017, only with Family Weekend Registration wristband received at check-in (regular rate of $11.95–19.95 per person applies without Family Weekend wristband.) Pitt students with ID and children under 2 are FREE.


Pittsburgh Panther Team Store, October 27-28, Peterson Event Center

October 27, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., October 28, Noon - 6 p.m. 

All Family Weekend wristband holders will get a special offer at the Team Store while supplies last. Come see us at "The Pete."


Thriftsburgh Spooky Central Shop, October 27 - 28, 2017

 Noon- 5 p.m.

Thriftsburgh is Pitt's student run, sustainability focused thrift store where students and community members can buy and donate clothing.  Visit us during Family Weekend for Halloween festivities including sweets and hand-picked costumes.


Cathedral of Learning Nationality Room Tours, October 28, 2017

11 - 12 p.m., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Guided tours of the Nationality Rooms. Admission with wristband will be discounted to $3 per adult.  The youth rate will remain at $2 per youth (aged 6-18).  Guests will pay their admissions upon arrival at the Nationality Rooms Information & Gift Center.