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Throughout the year, the Swanson School hosts events that offer opportunities for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater, classmates, faculty members, and students. Learn more about these annual events below. 

In addition to our annual alumni events, the Swanson School also occasionally hosts alumni dinners, seminars, speaker series, and arranges tours of campus and meetings with students and faculty. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please email ENGRalum@pitt.edu or call 412-624-6818. You can also see a list of things to do during your visit, and learn about other events hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association.

Annual Events

The Swanson School holds three long-standing annual alumni events in the Pittsburgh area: Homecoming, the Distinguished Alumni Banquet, and the Alumni Golf Outing. Each event offers an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater, classmates, faculty members, and students.

alumni-events1As part of Pitt’s Homecoming weekend festivities, the Swanson School holds a large reception for all of its alumni on the Friday night before the big game. This event is free and includes food, drinks, entertainment, and an ideal spot to watch the fireworks on the lawn of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

The 2018 Homecoming reception will be held on Friday, October 5. To register click here. To see pictures from previous Homecomings, click here

alumni-events2The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor an alum of the Swanson School can receive. The award is presented annually and celebrates alumni who have made a positive contribution within their respective fields across the School's six departments. In addition, one individual who was previously selected as a department awardee is recognized as the overall Swanson School awardee.

See a list of past Distinguished Alumni Awardees here and view photos from the most recent Distinguished Alumni Banquet here

alumni-events3Swanson School of Engineering alumni join Dean Jerry Holder at a local golf course every summer for a day on the links. All proceeds directly support the Swanson School General Scholarship Fund.

To see pictures from previous events, click here


E-Week (also known as Engineers week) is a week dedicated to the celebration of engineering and the engineering profession. At the Swanson School of Engineering, E-Week is a time of friendly competition between the various engineering departments. There are plenty of activities hosted by ESC throughout the week. During this time, the departments try to earn the most amount of points through the student body's participation in these events.

View highlights from E-Week.

Visit Campus

We welcome donors and alumni back to campus in various capacities, including providing tours of recently renovated Benedum Hall and setting up meetings with students and faculty. Contact ENGRalum@pitt.edu if you are interested in traveling back to campus.

See a list of things to do during your visit.

Event Sponsorship

We are tremendously grateful for all of our corporate and individual sponsors over the years. Sponsorship for the Distinguished Alumni Banquet or the Annual Alumni Golf Outing is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company’s name and expertise among peers in industry and academia. Sponsorship proceeds directly support the Swanson School General Scholarship Fund. There are many levels of sponsorship that fit the needs and mission of your company. For more information, please contact 412-624-6818 or ENGRalum@pitt.edu.

Your support helps foster the next generation of Pitt engineers. Want to make a gift to the Swanson School of Engineering?