Scenes from Homecoming’s Welcome Back Reception and Fireworks

Alumni from all over converged on the Pitt’s Oakland campus Oct. 25 and 26 for the annual Homecoming celebration.

Several individual schools held gatherings, but everyone was invited to Welcome Back Reception on Oct. 25 at the Cathedral of Learning Common Room, hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association.

The reception was followed by a fireworks and laser show, sponsored by Pitt Program Council. The show was timed to music and lit up the Cathedral of Learning.  

  • Laser show lights on Cathedral
    A laser show and fireworks added a special touch to the Cathedral of Learning on Oct. 25. (Photos by Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Chancellor Gallagher with 5 alumni
    Chancellor Patrick Gallagher (center) made the rounds greeting alumni during the Oct. 25 alumni reception.
  • Cathedral interior during reception
    The Cathedral of Learning Common Room was decked out for the annual alumni reception on Oct. 25.
  • Seven people gather in semi-circle
    Finding old friends is one of the perks of coming back to Pitt's Oakland campus for Homecoming
  • Two men, one younger and one older, at reception
    Homecoming brought back young and older alumni for the weekend.
  • Two women posing for photo
    Alumni could pose with Pitt's new colors and new Panther logo at a reception at the Cathedral of Learning.
  • Fireworks over the Cathedral of Learning
    Fireworks and a laser show capped off a day of Homecoming activities on Oct. 25.