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  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alumni & Family Weekend Check-in Information Desk, Frame-Westerberg Commons Check in to receive your weekend information packet filled with a schedule of events, tickets, nametags and other goodies.

    Friday

    9 a.m. PBAA Annual Board Meeting
    Conference Room 218 Frame-Westerberg Commons

    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Executive Speaker Series & Networking Luncheon
    Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons
    The Executive Speaker Series brings top business leaders throughout the region to our campus to discuss relevant business issues and provide important career inspiration and advice for our students. All alumni are welcome to share their expertise and experiences with students who want to learn more about their professions and career decisions at this annual networking event.
    Attire: Business Casual
    Sponsor: Division of Management & Education, Office of Career Services and PBAA
    Cost: Advance reservations are required. $10/person, free to current students, faculty & staff

    3 to 8 p.m. MSW Alumni Professional  Development Workshop &  Networking Reception
    Room 138, Blaisdell Hall
    Attire:  Casual
    Sponsor: Pitt-Bradford MSW Alumni Network

    4 to 5 p.m. Blue & Gold Society Induction & Reception
    Harriett B. Wick Chapel
    Families and Blue & Gold Society alumni are invited to help the PBAA welcome new  members to the Blue & Gold Society.   
    Attire:  Business Casual
    Sponsor:  Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association

    7 to 8:30 p.m. Light the Quad
    Hanley Library & Robert B. Bromeley Quadrangle
    We’re lighting the quad blue and gold in tribute to Dr. Jim Evans who retired this summer after 42 years of service to the university as vice president and dean of student affairs. Join students, families, alumni, faculty and staff o wish Dean Evans well with a celebration of his immeasurable impact to the university. Enjoy a donut bar, music, mocktails, beer and wine (proof of age required). 
    Cost: Free. Advance registration required.
    Attire: Our kickoff will be even more awesome if you wear your Pitt blue and gold.
    Sponsor: Student Government Association and Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association

    8:30 to 10 p.m. Alumni Athlete Gathering
    The Italian Club, 1 Festival Way
    A reception for all alumni athletes, families and coaches. Cash bar available.
    Attire: Casual
    Sponsor: Office of Athletics and Recreation 

    Saturday

    10 to 11 a.m. Student & Family Breakfast
    KOA Dining Room 
    Frame-Westerberg Commons
    Enjoy a hot breakfast while connecting  with other students and families. Breakfast includes a welcome from Dr. Scott Kane, our new vice president and dean of stu-dent affairs, and the Student Government Association President, Malcolm Hardie, at  10:30 a.m.
    Cost:  Free to attend. Limited seating,  advance reservations required.  
     Attire:  Casual
    Sponsor: Student Government Association

    10 a.m. Men’s Alumni Basketball Game
    KOA Arena Richard E. and Ruth McDowell
    Sport & Fitness Center
    To play, you must register online. Contact Coach Ryan Shay at rds89@pitt.edu for more information.

    11 a.m. Alumni Swim Meet
    Paul C. Duke III Aquatic Center Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport & Fitness Center
    To swim, you must register online. Contact coach Doug Alban at dmalban@pitt.edu for more information.

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Athletics Garage Sale McDowell Fieldhouse
    Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport & Fitness Center
    Alumni athletes and fans will have a chance to acquire game-worn apparel, including jerseys, shorts, shirts, etc. for a recommended donation. All proceeds will support Pitt-Bradford athletics.

    11 a.m. to Noon Town Hall Meeting
    Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons
    Join interim president Dr. Larry Feick for a brief presentation followed by an open question-and-answer session. All students, alumni, families and community friends are invited to attend.
    Attire: Casual
    Sponsor: Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations

    11:30 a.m. Women’s Alumni Basketball Game
    KOA Arena Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport & Fitness Center
    To play, you must register online. Contact coach Sharay Hall at snhall@pitt.edu for more information.

    Noon to 4 p.m. Bradford Pumpkin Fest & Pitt Kids Zone
    Along most of Main Street, from Veterans Square to Festival Way, downtown Bradford
    The annual college and community collaboration features many pumpkin-themed children’s events, games, hayrides, and vendors. Veterans Square will feature Pitt-Bradford students from several clubs and organizations providing various activities and games specifically for children. Performances by students and live bands will occur throughout the day. A food court and beer tent will offer an array of local favorites, including steak and sausage sandwiches, chicken barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, nachos, kettle corn and much more!
    Attire: We hope you’ll wear your Pitt blue & gold.
    Transportation: The ATA bus is available to take you downtown and back to campus.
    Sponsor: Student Government Association, Office of Student Activities, PBAA, Bradford Pumpkin Fest

    1 p.m. Alumni Baseball Game
    Kessel Athletic Complex
    To play, you must register online. Contact coach Zach Foster at zdf@pitt.edu for more information.

    1 p.m. Alumni Softball Game
    Kessel Athletic Complex To play, you must register online. Contact
    coach Tina Phillips at tmp14@pitt.edu for more information.

    3 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Franciscan
    KOA Arena Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport & Fitness Center

    4 to 5 p.m. African American Student Union & Alumni Networking Social 
    Kabob's at The Option House, Peacock Room 41 Main Street
    Attire: Casual
    Sponsor:  African American Student Union 

    4 to 5 p.m. All-Greek Gathering
    Rookies Sports Bar, 211 E. Main St.
    A reception for all student and alumni Greeks. Cash bar available. Proof of age required.
    Attire: Casual
    Sponsor: Greek Council

    4 to 5 p.m. Pride Alliance Student, Alumni & Family Reception
    Chef’s 117, 117 Main St.
    Attire: Casual
    Sponsor: Pride Alliance

    5 to 7:30 p.m. Theta Sigma Delta 30th Anniversary Dinner
    Room 138, Blaisdell Hall
    Cost: $15
    Sponsor: Theta Sigma Delta

    5 p.m. Worship Service
    Harriett B. Wick Chapel
    This non denominational worship service is open to the entire campus and Bradford communities.

    5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner On Your Own
    You can eat in the KOA Dining Hall located in the Frame-Westerberg Commons or dine in downtown Bradford, which is home to several restaurants for nearly every taste. To help plan your dinner, visit www.upb.pitt.edu/restaurants for locations and additional information.

    Alumni Awards Dinner and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
    5:30 p.m. Cocktails sponsored by PBAA
    6 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards

    Mukaiyama University Room Frame-Westerberg Commons
    The PBAA invites you to celebrate the achievements of our honored alumni who have gone above and beyond, inside and outside of the classroom, and in service to Pitt-Bradford. Cost: Advance reservations are required. www.upbalumni.org/afw
    Adults $25 per person, Children ages 6-12, $12, 5 and under free.
    Attire: Business Casual
    Sponsor: PBAA and Pitt-Bradford Athletics

    6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Student/Family Dessert Reception
    John William’s European Pastry Shop
    Enjoy a scrumptious dessert buffet featuring freshly made pastries.
    Cost: Limited seating, advance reservations required. $5 per guest.  Pitt-Bradford  students are free.  Children ages 5 and under are also free. All registrants will receive a gift   from Student Government Association.
     Attire:  Casual
    Sponsor:  Student Government Association

    8 p.m. Catapult
    Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall
    Catapult is a theatrical art form with an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, storytelling, and sculpture that uses the human body and its ability to transform. Catapult rocketed to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Not only is the show packed with hundreds of shape transformations, but it is full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories. You will never look at your own shadow the same way again! For tickets, register online at www.upb.pitt.edu/afw. All ticket purchases are final.
    Cost: Adults $10, students $5, and Pitt-Bradford
    students are free with discount code AFW18 (valid until Sept. 23 at midnight). Adults $20 and all students $5 after Sept. 23 at midnight.
    Sponsor: Pitt-Bradford Arts Prism Series and Student Activities Council

    8 to 10 p.m. Alumni Gatherings
    Reconnect with fellow classmates at these pre-arranged local hangouts hosted by the PBAA where you can eat, drink and be merry. A faculty or staff member will be present to greet each group.
    Cost: Free to attend. Advance registration required.
    Attire: We hope you wear your Pitt blue and gold.
    Sponsor: PBAA
    8 p.m. All-Alumni Gathering The Bradford Club, 32 Boylston St.
    9 p.m. Young Alumni (2Ks) The Afterwords Club at Beefeaters Restaurant, 27 Congress St.

    Sunday

    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farewell Brunch
    KOA Dining Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons This is your opportunity to say, “See you next year” to all of your Pitt-Bradford friends. Cost: Adults $9, Children ages 6-12 $4.50, ages 5 and under eat free. (You’ll pay at the door.)
    Attire: Casual