Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Association

Save the Date! Homecoming 2018: October 27

Join the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association for the Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, October 27 as the Tartans take on the Geneva Golden Tornadoes. Athletics plans to honor several groups during the game: senior students in football, Kiltie and cheerleading (pre-game). Tailgate activities will include: 

  • Tailgate Lunch
  • CMU Alumni Association Activity Tents around Gesling Stadium, including treats AND trick or treat candy for kids at each station
    • Inflatables
    • Giant lawn games
    • Photo Booth with CMU and Halloween dress up
    • PLUS chance to win prizes, including a grand prize
  • KidZone Area with pumpkin decorating, face painting, balloon artist and more!

Stay tuned for more details and schedule in the summer of 2018.

Homecoming 2017: Highlights

Homecoming 2017 was a great success and we hope you were able to join the celebration! Our Tartans football team lost in overtime in the Academic Bowl against Case Western Reserve, but with events marking Homecoming and the 50th Anniversary of the university throughout the weekend, alumni had many opportunities to celebrate! Weekend highlights included:

Revelry with classmates and friends at the Homecoming Tailgate, with a close game that saw our Tartans battle until the very end. You also had a chance to see our women's soccer team win, advancing to the NCAA sectional semifinals later this week.


Nearly 70 innovations across the university's seven colleges at the interactive Founders Exposition, from robots that respond to eye movement to the marriage of technology and agriculture to 3-D printing biotissue.


Inspiring panels and lectures, plus the Founders Convocation with keynote Thomas Friedman and a video featuring some of our future founders.

See highlights from the weekend. Explore photo galleries of Homecoming and 50th events, and check out the NEW Alumni Association Instagram account.

Build the foundation for the next 50 years. These innovations and revolutionary ideas are just the start — you can support the efforts of CMU's students, faculty and staff to change the world. Help build the future now.

Plan for Carnival Weekend 2018. Check out Facebook for video of the Carnival Theme Reveal and start planning your Spring Carnival experience, April 19-21, including Reunions for Classes of 1968, 1993, 2008 and 2013! More details coming soon!

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