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Complete Homecoming Events Listing

Homecoming week for the University of Pittsburgh is here and there are numerous activities for everyone. Pitt Live Wire will break down some of the events this week to make sure you get your fill of Pitt events.

Friday, Oct. 12

Varsity Letter Club Awards Reception and Dinner

5:30-9 p.m. * Petersen Events Center

Pitt athletics will recognize eight people and welcome them as Awardees of Distinction on Friday night at the annual Varsity Letter Club dinner. For additional information on the event, contact the Panther Club ( 


Spectacular Fireworks and Laser Show

9:15 p.m. * Bigelow Blvd.

The Pitt Program Council brings back its annual fireworks and laser show, which has been going on for more than 20 years. The show this year will hold more meaning as the university celebrates its 225 year anniversary. Additionally, the fireworks and laser show will be a pregame festivities, of sorts, as it sets up Basketball on Bigelow, which is expected to begin at 10 p.m.


Basketball on Bigelow - Midnight Madness

10 p.m. * Bigelow Blvd.

The Pitt basketball teams will play on an outdoor floor constructed on Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. Lights and portable bleachers will be built, along with a video board. The teams will be introduced to the crowd and conduct several contests and promotional activities. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Check back later this week for additional events and activities for Homecoming week.

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