Alumni & Giving - old

Stay in Touch

Whether you were an undergraduate or graduate student in the English Department, we want to stay in touch with you. We also look forward to sharing your news with your other alumni and friends of the Department in our newsletter, The Fifth Floor. Please subscribe to The Fifth Floor and read back issues.

Share News and Photos

Future issues of The Fifth Floor will include sections of English Department alumni news (undergraduate and graduate) as well as news of current faculty and students. Please email us your news.

We also plan to build up extensive photo archives of the department’s recent and distant past. If you have photos you’re willing to share of English Department events, public gatherings of people associated with the English Department, or faculty and alumni at special times or places, please pass them on. Email with single photos or to arrange transfers of larger groups of photos. We will scan and return photos that you mail to The Fifth Floor, 526 CL, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15260.


Browse the English Department’s endowments, which honor friends of the Department and support our ongoing work and our students. Learn more>

Give to English

If you would like to contribute to English in order to support programs, scholarship, and student activities, visit the Give to English page.

Social Networking

Please follow and participate in our social networking efforts. Browse our groups on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn


Many of our graduate alumni have moved on to lives of teaching, research, and writing. To see where some alumni of our graduate programs are employed, visit the placement pages for the CompositionLiteratureFilm Studies, and Writing programs.

Books by Alumni

Visit the Writing Program website to see a sampling of books by Writing alumni. Visit the Literature Program site to browse Literature alumni news, including books and other publications.