The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Fall Fest and Family Weekend Parade will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 30, featuring a wide variety of student organization floats and queen candidates, and the 2005 Fall Fest Queen.
The theme of this year’s Fall Fest and Family Weekend is “Superheroes.”
The parade will form at the Living/Learning Center then travel up Kunk’s Drive to Highfield Avenue to Student Union Drive and end at the Student Union.
Floats will be entered in the parade by Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Dance Ensemble, Phi Sigma Sigma, the UPJ Student Programming Board, and the UPJ Student Senate.
Organizations participating in the college’s window-painting contest include Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, American Marketing Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery, Backroads, Black Action Society, Chemical Society, Circle K, Dance Ensemble, Education Club, Geology Club, Math Club, Newman Student Association, Outdoors Club, Phi Sigma Sigma, Pittsburgh Japanese Anime Club, UPJ Student Programming Board, Psychology Club, Student Council on World Affairs, UPJ Student Senate, Time Out Christian Fellowship, and UPJ Concert Choir.
Eighteen candidates for the 2006 Fall Fest Queen also will ride in the parade along with Carrie Ann Young, the reigning 2005 Fall Fest Queen.
The 2006 Fall Fest Queen will be crowned and her court announced at 7:45 p.m., where window-painting and float contest winners also will be announced as well as winners of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association’s “Spirit of Homecoming” Award.
At 9 p.m. The Clarks will perform on the UPJ campus mall. The concert, which is being sponsored by the UPJ Student Programming Board, is open to the public. The general public may purchase tickets in advance for $15 at George’s Song Shop, Market St., and Music Haven, Scalp Ave.
Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200. The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs. UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007 .