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Pitt students gather at the Cathedral of Learning on Saturday night for the annual Homecoming Fireworks and Laser show.

Students reflect on first in-person Homecoming since 2019

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
With a new semester underway, students reflected on their Homecoming weekend, which was the first in-person Homecoming for first-year and sophomore students.
DeJovia Davis (left) and Ian Montelius (right) receive the Spirit of Pitt awards at Saturdays Homecoming game at Heinz Field.

Meet this Year’s Spirit of Pitt Winners — De’Jovia Davis and Ian Montelius

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer September 27, 2021
At a packed stadium for Pitt’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, De’Jovia Davis and Ian Montelius won Spirit of Pitt awards. Davis said it was “surreal” and she “couldn't do anything but smile” after winning.
The Pitt football team.

Opinion | Transfer Panther’s Homecoming advice

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist September 21, 2021
Back on campus, masked and fully vaccinated one year later, I am ready to see what a Pitt Homecoming might look like while we’re still stuck in a pandemic.
Past winners of Homecoming king and queen.

Opinion | Homecoming should always be gender neutral

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist September 21, 2021
Homecoming court needs to be ungendered in order to give all students an opportunity to be royal and to feel properly represented by their school.
The Cathedral of Learning during a past Homecoming fireworks and laser show.

Opinion | Homecoming is the fall’s most important event, especially this year

By Jessica Snyder, For The Pitt News September 21, 2021
Homecoming this year is a reunion, symbolizing a light at the end of the tunnel.
Bricen Garner makes a shoelace tackle while playing for Pitt in 2017.

Pitt graduates return to hometown, Heinz Field as the opponent

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer September 21, 2021
Homecoming came a week early for Pittsburgh natives and former Panthers Bricen Garner and Therran Coleman, who both started for Western Michigan in a 44-41 upset win over their former school at Heinz Field last weekend.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with The Pitt News last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.

Gallagher talks fall semester, political pressure and more in TPN interview

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 7, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke with TPN for about 30 minutes last Friday about the planning for the fall semester, running the University during the COVID-19 pandemic’s latest stage, the ongoing faculty unionization vote, off-campus health guidelines and more.
The Student Alumni Association announced Saturday morning that Alexis Zito and Jonathan Perlman are this year’s Spirit of Pitt winners.

Engineering students win first Spirit of Pitt Award

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer October 26, 2020
Alexis Zito, a senior mechanical engineering major, and Jonathan Perlman, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major, are this year’s Spirit of Pitt winners.v
Pitt honors alumni through prestigious awards

Pitt honors alumni through prestigious awards

By Millicent Watt, For The Pitt News October 20, 2020
One of the major events of homecoming is honoring Pitt alumni and recognizing their dedication to the University and the Pitt community. This is done through five different honors — the Roc Spirit Award, the Ivan and Mary Novick Award for Young Alumni Leadership, the Bill Baierl Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and being named a Distinguished Alumni Fellow.
Pitt is encouraging students to celebrate homecoming at home and has cancelled traditional homecoming activities like Paint the Town, pictured here last year.

‘Stay at Home-coming’: Panthers find new way to show Pitt spirit

By Elizabeth Primrose, For The Pitt News October 20, 2020
Homecoming looks different this year, since students and alumni cannot celebrate in person due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite this, programming has not diminished, but only changed forms. With the lack of in-person events, both students and alumni must celebrate in other ways, such as showing their Pitt spirit by decorating their residence hall or home, participating in virtual events and utilizing social media.
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