Friday, October 13, 2017

Pitt for Life: Pitt Homecoming

When October comes around, there are always some things in people’s minds: autumn weather, pumpkin picking, Halloween.  For Pitt students and alumni, it’s also Homecoming time!

The Panther Fountain at the Cathedral of Learning during Homecoming, October 2015.
Current students and alumni alike enjoy festivities throughout the week such as homecoming king and queen campaigning, tours of campus, and concerts by the Heinz Chapel Choir.  This is just a small fraction of the total excitement around campus.

There are also two other very big events that happen.  The first is every Friday night of Homecoming, the Pitt Program Council with Zambelli International, Hughies Audio Visual, and Lightwave International put on a laser light and Fireworks show between the William Pitt Union and the Cathedral of Learning. This show is one of a kind and offer the Pitt community a chance to catch some really cool lights in the center of campus.  This is a video from the 2015 show.

The Cathedral of Learning has homecoming fireworks launched off of it, October 2015.
The other fun event is the Homecoming Football Game.  I’ve written about Pitt football before, so I won’t add to much to that except for the fun fact that a lot of the alumni come back.  Pitt Band and Pitt Cheer often bring alumni back onto the field for events and to perform.

Homecoming Candidates during the March to Victory at Heinz Field, October 2016

Pitt Golden Girls (part of Pitt Band) Alumni and Current members perform during halftime during the Homecoming Game, October 2016.
The one last, really cool thing about homecoming is the fact that even though we’re in the middle of the City, our local shops and restaurants are very supportive of our school.  Take a walk down Forbes Avenue and you’ll see so many of the windows painted blue and gold.  It’s a fantastic sight to see.

The sky walk between Litchfield Towers and Posvar Hall, October 2017

The Original Hotdog shop painted blue and gold, October 2017

So, happy homecoming to all of my fellow Pitt Alumni and let’s have a fantastic, but safe, homecoming weekend.


All images shot on either a Canon Rebel T5 or T7i with a variety of Lenses. 
Copyright 2015-2017 HDIC Productions/Allen Howard

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