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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 21, 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.
Students paint the windows at Hemingway’s Cafe.

Student Alumni Association paints the town blue and gold with new contest

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer October 24, 2019
Every year at Pitt, the Student Alumni Association puts on its annual Paint the Town event the week before Homecoming. The week-long event gathers students to paint the town in Pitt’s colors.
First-years Lily McIntire (left) and Alden Paine paint “H2P” on Popeye’s door Monday for Paint the Town — an event hosted by Pitt Student Alumni Association — in preparation for Homecoming.

Pitt students paint the town

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor September 25, 2018
Members of Pitt’s Student Alumni Association and Blue and Gold Society painted their school’s colors on the windows of Fifth Avenue businesses to celebrate the upcoming homecoming week.
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