FAQ-Cèilidh - Carnegie Mellon University

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park on campus?
PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction of the Cohon University Center, the main entrance of the East Campus Garage is closed, and the ONLY ENTRANCE is via Beeler Street. In addition to the East Campus Garage, parking is available in the Dithridge Street Garage (Weekdays: $12 daily rate; $5 weekends & weekdays after 5 pm) and the Gates Garage (Weekdays: $14 maximum rate; $4 weekends and weekdays after 5 pm).

Are golf carts and wheel chairs available?
Should you need assistance, please speak with the staff at the Cèilidh Information Table in the Registration & Welcome Area in the Cohon University Center.

Where should I stay near campus?
While our office no longer hold room blocks, we are happy to provide a list of local hotels.

Do I need to register?
Yes, we highly encourage online registration, although onsite registration is available. We request online registration in order to get an accurate room and a food count. In addition, please note that some events may have a capacity limit. Online registration is available through October 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. After this date, you may register onsite for most events.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
Yes, by providing an email address you will receive a message confirming details of your registration.

What if it’s not my reunion year…should I still attend Cèilidh Weekend?
Absolutely! Cèilidh is open to the entire campus community, and we welcome all faculty, staff, alumni, students, and their families to the numerous activities planned throughout the entire weekend.

Am I able to see who else is attending?
Yes, the See Who's Coming list is now available online.

Are there facilities for those with disabilities or special needs (including dietary)?
We want to make sure Cèilidh is enjoyable, welcoming and accessible for all alumni, families, students, and their guests. If you or any of your guests have special needs, please let us know.

  • In advance: Please contact us via email or 866-401-9529.
  • Onsite: Alert the Cèilidh staff by going to the Cèilidh Information Table in the Registration & Welcome Area in the Cohon University Center.

What should I wear for the weekend?

Attire for the weekend varies depending on the event, although most events are casual. The Alumni Awards are business attire.

What if I have (or witness) an emergency?
Contact University Police at 412-268-2323.

Where is the bookstore located? What are the hours of operation?
The University Bookstore is located on the first floor of the University Center. Hours for Cèilidh weekend are as follows:
Thursday - 8:30 am-5 pm
Friday - 8:30 am-5 pm
Saturday - 10 am-6 pm
Sunday - 10 am-6 pm

Check out the weekend schedule for some special Cèilidh events! Visit the University Bookstore website and Facebook page.

Where should I eat on campus?
In addition to the many activities throughout the weekend that will have food and beverages, if you are looking for a place to eat on campus, be sure to check out the Dining Service website

May I use the gym?
Guests may use the athletic facilities this weekend by presenting their Cèilidh Weekend name badge at the Equipment Desk, located on the first floor of the University Center, across from Wiegand Gym. You will receive a wristband and access to locker rooms and facilities, as available (including gymnasium, pools, weight room, racquetball and squash courts).
Thursday & Friday: 6 am-2 am
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am-2 am

Is there a good spot to “catch up” on campus?
If you would like a quiet space to take a break or catch up with your student or friends, then stop by any of these locations:

Am I able to smoke on campus?
Many areas on campus have been designated smoke-free zones, inclusive of 20 feet proximity to all building entrances. Please adhere to the university policy and the posted smoking areas.

Is wireless available?
All guests have wireless access, valid from October 9-13, 2014. Code: BAK8VKL9. Learn more.