AFW Students & Families

  • 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.


    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 


    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 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 for more information.

    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 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 for more information.

    1 p.m. Alumni Softball Game
    Kessel Athletic Complex To play, you must register online. Contact
    coach Tina Phillips at 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 
    John Williams European Pastry Shop 20 Mechanic 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
    Assembly Room at Marilyn Horne Hall 1 Marilyn Horne Way
    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 for locations and additional information.

    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 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


    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