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AAAC HOMECOMING

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The University of Pittsburgh African American Alumni Council present Blue,Gold and Black; Say It Loud From Uprising to Still Rising Sankofa Homecoming 2019.  The Sankofa Weekend Packages includes all paid events (Football Game, Tailgate at Heinz Field, Sankofa Banquet, After Partee, Step Show, Brunch and 2019 Homecoming Commemorative Gear (Tote, T-Shirt, and Travel Mug). We look forward to an exciting weekend to reconnect and commemorate the wonderful accompolishments of African Alumni at the University of Pittsburgh.


HOMECOMING SCHEDULE

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Fifty Years of “Pride, Progress and Partnership” is a celebration commemorating the beginning of a new era of black campus and community life at the University of Pittsburgh sparked by the black student activism (movement) of the late 60’s which led to half a century of progressive successes in diversity and inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS

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 The Homecoming celebration on October 25-27, 2019 highlights the significance of Sankofa by journeying back to the times and events that served as turning points in race relations on the campus. It also recognizes the transformations that sprung from the activism of the 60’s, and most importantly, lays the groundwork for exploring how to link the past to the future with lessons learned. 

Student and Alumni Meet Up Reception

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Alums and students create, build and solidify relationships while exchanging Pitt life experiences. Alums from all the various schools and organizations (including: BAS, AOS, NSBE, SOGS, and Black Greeks) and students from the Bradford campus are welcome to attend.


Friday, Oct. 25th | 6:00pm - 7:15 p.m.

William Pitt Union | 6th Floor

Welcome Back Reception Hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association

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The Pitt Alumni Association welcomes all Pitt alumni back to campus for our Homecoming reception in the Commons Room. Reconnect with former classmates, browse the Nationality Rooms, and peruse the Hillman Library archives exhibit. Stop by for light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and a festive atmosphere before the spectacular Fireworks and Laser Show. This event is complimentary for all Pitt alumni.


Friday, Oct. 25th | 7:00pm - 8:30 p.m.

Cathedral of Learning | Commons Room

Sankofa Midnight Greek Stroll - NPHC Step Show

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Let’s step back in time to our old campus days and remember how the fraternities and sororities thrilled us with their stomping and high stepping moves to sounds of body and hand clapping and the spoken word. The competition was furious and the itch was feverous. This is a ticketed event, click the link below to purchase your ticket:


Friday, Oct. 25th | 9:30pm - Midnight

Alumni Hall

The Great Gatherin' - Friday Night Meet Up

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You haven’t seen your college friends in years - so meet up for a late evening get together. Catch up with old acquaintances and meet new ones as you party the night away. A cash bar and a special late-night menu will be available.


Friday, Oct. 25th | 10:00pm - 'Til

The Oaklander Hotel

The AAAC 50th Tailgate Party in partnership with the Pitt Alumni Association

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Join the pre-game Homecoming celebration for all Pitt alumni, alumni councils, schools and colleges, etc. Stop by the AAAC tent and enjoy fellowship and pregame buffet and drinks. (Ticket required.) This event is included in the AAAC HC package or buy your ticket separately on the Homecoming Registration at $35 per person, children age 12 and under $10. Limited walk-ups accepted but not guaranteed. 


Opens 3 hours before Kickoff | Closes 30 minutes before Kickoff | Kickoff is to be announced

General Robinson Street | East Side of Heinz Field


Saturday, Oct. 26th | Game time TBA

AAAC Sankofa Unity Reconnect Day Party featuring DJ MIGHTY MAN-All Are Welcome!!

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In a casual setting, all are welcomed to connect and reconnect across generations in the Pitt African American community. The Divine Nine (Pitt Black Greek organizations) will meet up at this activity. Simmie's is owned in part by a Pitt alum, Class of 1982.


Saturday, Oct. 26th | 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Simmie's Restaurant & Lounge | 8500 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh

The Sankofa “Say it Loud” After Partee – Old School vs New School Battle of the DJs

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Join the AAAC after-party as we dance the night away and celebrate our Pitt Pride, Progress and Partnership.

This is a ticketed event. Register with the button above.


Saturday, Oct. 26th | 10:00pm - 'Til

Alumni Hall Ballroom

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

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SOLD OUT

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

3454 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412)683-2040

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Room Rate: King $169 | Double Queen $179 (per night)

* Valet Parking is $20 per vehicle per night


ROOM RESERVATION PROCEDURES:

* Guest may phone in their request to the following number: (412)683-2040.

USE GROUP CODE: SAS


* Online reservation procedures:

1.  Go to https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hilton-garden-inn-pittsburgh-university-place-PITUCGI/index.html

2.  Click the dates you would like in the top right corner

3.  Click more options

4.  Add special rate codes

5.  Type SAS in the Group Code section 

6.  Check rooms and rates

7. Secure your room


** ROOM BLOCK ENDS ON 9/25/2019 **



Wyndam Pittsburgh University Center

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SOLD OUT

Wyndam Pittsburgh University Center

100 Lytton Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412)682-6200

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Room Rate: Double Queen $199 (per night)

* Nightly Parking Charge is $15


ROOM RESERVATION PROCEDURES:

* Guest may phone in their request to the following number: (412)682-6200.

USE GROUP CODE: 10256841GB


* Online Reservation go to:

www.wyndhampittsburghuniversitycenter.com

USE GROUP CODE: 10256841GB


** ROOM BLOCK ENDS ON 10/2/2019 **dhampitt

Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

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SOLD OUT

Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place

3341 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 621-5600

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Room Rate: King Suite Studio $199 (per night)

* Nightly Parking Charge is $20

* Full hot breakfast and Wi-Fi are included in room rate.


ROOM RESERVATION PROCEDURES:

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION


** ROOM BLOCK ENDS ON 9/24/2019 **



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