University of Pittsburgh
Air Force ROTC
Every semester cadets volunteer in various community service projects. One of the largest events we participate in is Pitt Make a Difference Day where the whole campus comes together to help the community.
Throughout the year, cadets volunteer and participate in various events honoring our nation’s traditions and values, such as naturalization ceremonies, vigils, and the presentation of our nation’s colors.
Each fall, the entire cadet wing takes part in an annual Dining In, an evening of boisterous competition, food, and esprit de corps.
In the fall, cadets have the opportunity to march on the field in Heinz Stadium before a Pitt football game. All of the ROTC detachments in Pittsburgh—Air Force, Army, and Navy—participate in the joint service event.
Every spring we hold a formal Dining Out, a military tradition, where cadets' families come and hear about what was accomplished that academic year and celebrate the commissioning seniors.
Throughout the year, cadets will often take a few hours out of their busy schedules to spend time having fun participating in activities such as paintball, intramural sports, movie nights, and potluck dinners.
In order to get real life experience with the active duty Air Force, cadets have the opportunity to spend time visiting Air Force bases and interacting with Airmen.
Cadets get to experience many of the traditions that are practiced on active duty, such as Change of Command Ceremonies, Promotion Ceremonies, First Fridays, and celebrating the Air Force Birthday.