University of Pittsburgh

Lantern Night

August 27, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm



Lantern Night is the oldest University of Pittsburgh tradition. During this special evening, Pitt alumnae pass on the "Light of Learning" to Pitt's newest students in an elegant ceremony at Heinz Memorial Chapel in August before the start of the fall semester. Each of the participating woman receives a lantern that is lit by one of the Pitt alumnae symbolizing the "light of learning."