Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Association

Weekend Schedule - Thursday


2017 Carnival T-shirts
Shirts are now available for online ordering. Get your 2017 Carnival T-shirt today.

CMU Alumni Association Midway Welcome Tent
Be sure to:

  • Register for the weekend
  • Make your weekend nametag
  • Check out the schedule of events at the Midway Tent-we've got lots going on!
  • Get your FREE Carnival souvenir
    Thursday (3-6 p.m.)
    Friday & Saturday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Alumni Association Welcome Tent & Buggy Watch Area
While you're watching the races:

  • Grab a donut, fruit and beverage 
  • Take a selfie or group shot at our Buggy-focused Photo Booth
  • If you didn't already get one, pick up your FREE Carnival souvenir
    Friday & Saturday (8 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Midway Hours
Thursday: 3-11 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

University Bookstore Sale
Outdoor sale and Lemonade Stand on the lower level.

  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sidewalk Sale: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sidewalk Sale: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    • Author Signing with Rick Antolic: 12-2 p.m. (Lower Level Bookstore)
    • Screen Printing: 12-3 p.m. (Art Store)

Seventh Annual Carnival West
CMU-SV's celebration of Spring Carnival!

Register Online

  • Deadline: Please register by Monday, April 3, so we can plan our FUN accordingly
  • Date & Time:
    Saturday, April 22
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch served at 12 p.m.
  • Location:
    NASA Research Park, Moffett Field
    Mountain View, CA
  • Questions:
    Contact Chris Zeise


Classes of 2012, 2007 & 1992 Fallingwater Tour
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Take a day trip with us to Fallingwater, the masterwork home of Frank Lloyd Wright. Price includes shuttle fee and tour ticket. Shuttle pick-up and drop-off details will be emailed to those who pre-register. Must register-onsite registration not available!
Registration Required/Event Fee: $55 per person

Exquisite Patterns in Nature
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
This exhibition includes selections of artwork and books from the Hunt Institute’s permanent collections that are representative of, or inspired by, the fascinating configurations in the architecture of all organisms. Learn more:

Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture in Robotics: A School of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture
12-2 p.m.
Register and learn more about this event and National Robotics Engineering Week.

Buggy Showcase
12-2 p.m.
Come view the current and latest buggy designs, talk with the teams, view race day footage from previous years and see the vintage buggy display sponsored by Buggy Alumni Association. Proudly sponsored by GoDaddy.

Staff Council Ice Cream Social
2-4 p.m.
All CMU staff are encouraged to join the members of Staff Council for an all-staff ice cream social. Get to know your representatives and what initiatives are currently underway as we kick off Spring Carnival for staff. You'll also get a chance to meet the candidates running for a seat on next year's Council and to ask those difficult questions.

Spring Carnival Midway Opening Ceremony
3-3:30 p.m.
Join the Spring Carnival committee, Pipes & Drums Band, and, of course, Scotty as we celebrate the opening of Midway!           

CMU Alumni Association Midway Tent
3-6 p.m.
Caricature Artist
Claw Machine
Giant Lawn Games
Green Screen Photobooth

Kiltie Band Concert
3:30-4:30 p.m.
What better way to open Carnival than with the infamous "Band without Pants"?

Dunk-a-Cop for Special Olympics!
3:30-7 p.m.
All "dunkees" are CMUPD uniformed officers who are, naturally, in uniform when they hit the water! All proceeds go to Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

Statistics Department's Morris H. Degroot Memorial Endowed Lecture: Nancy Reid
4-5 p.m.
Nancy Reid, who has made groundbreaking contributions to the field of statistical sciences. A professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, she is also a devoted leader in the Canadian statistical community. Her research is aimed at finding more accurate and efficient methods to deduce and conclude facts from complex data sets, ultimately helping scientists find specific solutions to specific problems. As chair of the NSERC Long Range Plan Steering Committee for the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, she helped to set a course for research funding strategies and to promote mathematical and statistical sciences for years to come. Reception follows.

Faculty & Staff Who Are Alumni: Coffee & CMUAA Midway Tent Preview Event
4-5:30 p.m.
The Alumni Association invites our more than 1,000 CMU faculty and staff who are also CMU alumni for complimentary espresso and cappuccino, and a preview of the Alumni Association's new Midway Tent @ The Fence.
Registration Required/No Event Fee

Kiltie Band Alumni & Student Reception
4:30-6:30 p.m.
After the Kiltie Band Spring Carnival kick-off concert, current and former Kilties are invited for food and fun! Registration is encouraged but walks-ins are welcome.
Registration Requested/No Event Fee

Olympus Show & Tell 20
4:30-8 p.m.
Meet current students and alumni interested in entrepreneurship at this showcase of research with a focus on start-ups and spin-offs. A reception immediately follows.
Registration Required/No Event Fee

Class of 1992 "Look Who is Here" Happy Hour Event 
5-7 p.m.
Kickoff Carnival weekend and celebrate your reunion with classmates and friends.
Registration Required/No Event Fee

Scotch'n'Soda Theatre Carnival Show: Heathers The Musical *
7 p.m.
Heathers is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and befriend Heather… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. This is our biggest production of the year, so come join us.
Tickets available at the door: $5 students/$10 alumni and guests.

*Please be aware that this musical contains sensitive content.

Buggy Alumni Association (BAA) Welcome Event
7-9 p.m.
Buggy Alumni: join the BAA for a casual "welcome back to Pittsburgh" event to help kick-start the weekend. Meet us at Hough's in Greenfield for some reminiscing about our buggy days and for some debate on who will be the lead contenders this year.

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