Pitt-Johnstown 90th Anniversary

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will mark our 90th anniversary by:

Honoring our Past,

Celebrating the Present,

and Preparing for our Future.

Founded on May 12, 1927, in the former Johnstown High School Building in downtown Johnstown, Pitt-Johnstown later moved to Cypress Avenue in Moxham in 1946, and then to our current campus location in Richland Township in 1967, thus making it our 50th year in this location.

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of Dr. Jem Spectar's distinctive leadership as university president.

Pitt-Johnstown’s celebration will span 90 days and will include many events, but three distinct milestones in our history will be observed.

  • August 28 - formal anniversary and fundraising kickoff
  • September 9 – a Moxham Block Party on Cypress Avenue will connect us with the neighborhood in which we were once located
  • November 18 - we will culminate the anniversary and fundraising drive with a special event on campus

During the course of the 90-day celebration, Pitt-Johnstown will provide many opportunities to share and commemorate our campus history, acknowledge the hard work and distinctive excellence of our campus family, and welcome the centennial decade with a lineup of campus experiences, community outreach initiatives, and an ambitious fundraising goal.

Details of these events will be announced soon.