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.

Carnival Check-In & Welcome Area
Small Tent (Grassy Triangle Between CUC and Fence)
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.)
    • Author Signing with Rick Antolic: 12-2 p.m. (Lower Level Bookstore)
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sidewalk Sale: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    • 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 - CANCELLED
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.
Hunt Institute, Hunt Library (5th Floor)
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.
Rashid Auditorium, Room 4401, Gates & Hillman Centers
Register and learn more about this event and National Robotics Engineering Week.

Buggy Showcase
12-2 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, CUC (1st Floor)
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. Tradition and technology meld in Sweepstakes' first robotic buggy systems. Dani Quan and Ben Warwick, chairmen of Robobuggy and Atlas, respectively, present a brief history and analysis of the current state of robotic buggies. Hear about the different paths and challenges of these two teams in creating a competitive autonomous buggy. Proudly sponsored by GoDaddy. Walk-Ins Welcome.

Staff Council Ice Cream Social
2-4 p.m.
Merson Courtyard, CUC (Rain location: Connan Room, CUC)
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.
Diagonal Sidewalk between CUC and Fence
Join the Spring Carnival committee, Pipes & Drums Band, and, of course, Scotty as we celebrate the opening of Midway!

Carnival Check-In & Welcome Area
3-6 p.m.
Small Tent (Grassy Triangle Between CUC and Fence)
Be sure to make this your very first stop when you get to campus to register for the weekend, find out exactly what to do (and where to go) and get your FREE Carnival souvenir! Walk-Ins Welcome.

CMU Alumni Association Midway Tent Activities
3-6 p.m.
Large Tent (Grassy Triangle Between CUC and Fence)
Walk-Ins Welcome. Below are today's activities:
3-5 p.m.: Caricature Artist
3-6 p.m.: Giant Lawn Games
3-6 p.m.: Aquamassage
3-6 p.m.: Hyperloop Prototype and Virtual Reality Experience
3-6 p.m.: Claw machine
3-6 p.m.: Green Screen Photobooth

Hyperloop Prototype and Virtual Reality Experience
3-6 p.m.
Alumni Association MidWay Activities Tent
The team will be showcasing their 2017 pod design, which placed in the top 10 in the SpaceX competition, as well as, our student designed and built VR experience ride. Carnegie Mellon Hyperloop (CMH) team is one of Carnegie Mellon's most cross-functional and collaborative initiatives. Our 60+ team members are working to devise the next ultra-high speed form of mass transportation in conjunction with SpaceX's Hyperloop Competition. By joining forces from across five of CMU's seven schools, our team represents some of the best engineering, design, and business that CMU has to offer--and our goal is to harness that so that, someday, mass transportation can travel at the speed of sound. Walk-Ins Welcome.

Kiltie Band Concert
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Midway Stage
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" will be CMUPD uniformed officers who will, naturally, be in uniform when they hit the water! All proceeds from the event will go to Special Olympics of Pennsylvania (SOPA), whose mission is described below from their website. The CMUPD has been involved with SOPA for many years with our Police Officers, Security Officers, Dispatchers and families volunteering for a number of SOPA activities. Most significantly, we have participated in the annual Pittsburgh Polar Plunge which, through the efforts of many local police departments and crazy people, raises a huge amount of money annually for Special Olympic activities. Last year's event raised over almost $400,000. The CMUPD, since becoming involved, has raised over $30,000 through the efforts of its members and the generosity of the CMU community. Our members also volunteer for a number of the actual competition events that are held locally. Most importantly, the Special Olympic Spring Games which CMU began hosting in 2016. Last year's event brought 525 Special Athletes from Western Pa. to CMU to compete in field and track events, basketball, swimming, golf and tennis. Over 400 CMU students and staff volunteered to make this event a tremendous community and Special Olympic success. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Any CMU community member can volunteer to participate.

Statistics Department's Morris H. Degroot Memorial Endowed Lecture: Nancy Reid4-6 p.m.
Rachel Mellon Walton Reception Room, Tepper School of Business
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.
Small Midway Tent (Grassy Triangle Between CUC and Fence) Rain location: Danforth Lounge, CUC (2nd Floor)
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

Class of 1992 "Look Who is Here" Happy Hour Event 
4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Porch at Schenley
Kickoff Carnival weekend and celebrate your reunion with classmates and friends.
Registration Required/No Event Fee

Kiltie Band Alumni & Student Reception
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Danforth Conference Room, CUC (2nd Floor)
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 21
4:30-8 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, CUC (1st Floor)
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

Scotch'n'Soda Theatre Carnival Show: Heathers The Musical *
7 p.m.
Rangos Ballroom, CUC (2nd Floor)
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.
Hough's Taproom, 563 Greenfield Avenue
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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