Trips & Traditions

Alumni and Family weekend

Come back to campus

Alumni and families, return to campus for a weekend that includes Light Up the Quad and plenty of chances to mingle with old friends and meet new.

students at cultural festival

One World Cultural Festival

The One World Cultural Festival is an annual event that includes concerts, lectures, demos and more. 

Students in New York city

Annual NYC Trip

The Communication Arts Department sponsors this trip.

See a show, do some shopping,  and eat the fine NYC food.  Happens around Valentines Day for a romantic weekend.

ANNUAL TRIP TO A PITT PANTHER FOOTBALL GAME Discounted student tickets available to every Panther home game and transportation to one game a year that will take you to and from the game.  

CLUB NIGHT A night when all the clubs gather to advertise their club or organization.  Meet the members of various clubs while learning their purpose on campus. 

ANNUAL AMUSEMENT PARK TRIP Tickets are offered at a discounted ticket price for one last trip before the winter season occurs.

PITT-BRADFORD’S GOT TALENT A comedian hosted lip sync contest that is always the highlight of the year.  Student acts range from country to rap. Winners receive 2 free tickets to the winter formal.

GREEK WEEK A week in which the social fraternities and sororities of campus compete in a series of “Greek Olympics”.  Most events are set aside for Greeks only.

SUPERBOWL GAME PARTY The game is aired on a big screen in the Commons where students can get together and watch.

PRESIDENTIAL SWITCH For one day, the President of the University and the President of Student Government Association switch places to experience a day in each others’ lives.

BOWLING NIGHTS The campus sponsors many different bowling activities throughout the academic year. Big Brothers/Big Sisters holds “Bowl for Kids,” and there are weekly Pitt-nights where students can bowl at a discounted rate.

MEET THE CANDIDATES Candidates running for officer positions in Student Government Association give speeches to present their abilities and win your votes!  Available positions include SGA President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, DEI Coordinator and SAC President.

MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST Residence Life hosts a monthly free breakfast at midnight for students. 

STUDENT PLAYS IN BROMELEY THEATER In previous years students have performed plays such as “Hamlet,” “Elephant Man,” and “Closer”.

OPEN FORUMS A chance for students to voice their concerns, opinions and questions directly to our President and cabinet members.

BAILY'S BEADS UNVEILING Come enjoy a café atmosphere while students read poetry and prose excerpts from the campus’ literary magazine.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH & WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Celebrate with informational activities and sessions such as “A Walk Through Time” and the “African Herb Garden”.

HONORS CONVOCATION A time to honor those students who have exceeded academic expectations, also, a chance for student to present their research projects.

GREEK RECRUITMENT Students interested in becoming a member of a Greek organization can attend Recruitment events and learn more about Greek life.  Greek Recruitment is followed by New Member Orientation.  Freshmen are eligible to participate in Greek Recruitment during their second semester.

ANNUAL LEADERSHIP & SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY Recognizes leaders within the campus, especially those who have contributed to clubs and organizations.

SKI NIGHTS Discounted trips to Holiday Valley for skiing are always a big hit among the students! 

GRADUATION CENTRAL Graduation Central is a one stop shop for Seniors to get all their graduation items and information.

BACKPACK TO BRIEFCASE An annual career development seminar held every Spring term.  A variety of workshops including interviewing and resume writing techniques are offered.

WINTER WEEK & WINTER FORMAL Held annually during the last week of January or first week in February.  Events include a Luau, skate night, broom hockey tournament and more!  Highlight of the week is the annual Winter Formal held in Olean, NY. 

LAST CLASS FINAL BLAST Held to celebrate the last day of classes in the Spring term.

COMMENCEMENT Graduation from college!  The seniors go through the ceremony with friends and family there to witness.