Dear Members of the Pitt Community: 

On Monday, Nov. 5, the University of Pittsburgh community will gather at noon on the Cathedral of Learning lawn to pay tribute to the victims of the Tree of Life massacre. This event will also be an opportunity to stand in support of those who are still hurting, in appreciation for those who responded, and in solidarity with our Jewish classmates, colleagues, teachers, neighbors, family members and friends.

The gathering, planned by Pitt students, faculty and staff, is open to all. Faculty members and administrative leaders should exercise the utmost flexibility in supporting attendance to this event, and students who want to attend but have class during this time will be granted an excused absence.

Event Details for Pitt Together: Stronger Than Hate

  • Monday, Nov. 5, from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Cathedral Lawn, rain or shine   
  • Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend

A special thank you to members of the planning committee, including members from the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh, Chabad House, our fraternity and sorority community—especially historically Jewish chapters, the Resident Student Association, all three student government boards, the Pitt Staff Association Council and faculty for helping to organize this event.

I hope to see you there.


Patrick Gallagher