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Student-driven events

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Organized for students, by students

Throughout the academic year, Heinz College students organize and participate in special events that foster camaraderie, educate, entertain, and benefit the entire Heinz College community.

Heinz College students at the Heinz College Fall Picnic

Heinz Picnics

At the beginning and end of each academic year, students gather at the beautiful Schenley Park for delicious food, music, lots of great outdoor activities, and fun in the sun.

Heinz College International Festival

During the Heinz College International Festival, students showcase their talents and entertain their classmates at the Cultural Show, then enjoy international faire and music from around the world.

Heinz College students dancing at the Heinz College International Festival
Heinz College student reading poetry in Hamburg Hall

Black History Month

In February, Heinz College students celebrate Black History Month by reliving the narrative of black poets through their work, sharing powerful words from throughout the decades that resonate today.


Each October, Heinz College students walk in the footsteps of leaders and learn valuable leadership strategies in the process at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Heinz College students at the monthly Heinz Forum group discussion

Heinz Forum

The Heinz Forum is a monthly, student-led discussion of current policy topics. The Forum gives students an opportunity to share their opinions and hear what their fellow classmates have to say.

Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise

Working with Army War College Foreign Service Officers, Heinz College students work in teams representing different countries to negotiate the best solution to a tough, real-world, stalemated crisis.

Heinz College students converse at the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise at Hamburg Hall