Carnegie Mellon University

Celebrating 50 Years — The Class of 1969

Much has changed on campus in the 50 years since your graduation, but much remains the same. Come back to CMU for your 50th reunion during Reunion Weekend at Spring Carnival to enjoy the best of CMU's new and classic traditions. Relive the "good old days" and make new memories during reunion-specific programming, college and department events, and student/alumni organization receptions, as well as enjoy the pageantry and drama of Booth, Buggy, Scotch'n'Soda productions and Kiltie Band performances.

Online registration is now closed for Spring Carnival & Reunion Weekend 2019.

However, you may register onsite at the Registration Tent for most events during the following times:

  • Thursday: 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

All Weekend

  • CMU Alumni Association Class Reunions Hospitality Tent
    Tent on The Cut
    The reunion hospitality tent is your go-to gathering spot for reserved seating for Friday and Saturday lunches, light refreshment and class-year memorabilia.

    • Thursday: 3-6 p.m.
    • Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  

THURSDAY, APRIL 11   

  • Class of 1969 50th Reunion Happy Hour 
    Hampton Inn, University Center, 3315 Hamlet Street, 5-7 p.m.

    Kick-off Reunion Weekend at Spring Carnival and celebrate your reunion with classmates and friends at the Hampton Inn University Center. We provide the appetizers, drinks on your own!
    Registration Requested/Walk-ins Welcome/Drinks on Your Own

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

  • Class of 1969 CMU Then & Now Breakfast Featuring Julia Corrin, University Archivist
    Danforth Lounge, Conference Room, 2nd Floor, CUC, 9:30-11 a.m.
    Relive your time as students and hear about Carnegie Mellon today as we kick off your reunion weekend festivities with a welcome breakfast and presentation.
    Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome as Space Permits/No Event Fee
  • Tour of your choice
    • Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

      Starting location TBD, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
      Visitors to the space can expect a short tour of our facility and equipment, demos of student work supported by our lab and a keynote presentation of some of our more exciting projects.

      Registration Required/NO WALK-INS/No Event Fee

    • Behind-the-Scenes of the Football Locker Room & Training Facilities

      Starting location: Legacy Plaza, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
      Join a member of the Football team coaching staff for a walk-through of the locker room, equipment room and athletic training room underneath Gesling Stadium.

      Registration Required/NO WALK-INS/No Event Fee

    • David A. Tepper Quadrangle Tour

      Starting location: Forbes Entrance of the CUC, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
      Take a tour through CMU’s latest addition to the campus on the new Tepper Quadrangle. Tour a variety of spaces and learn fun facts about this innovative building. Arrive five to 10 minutes before tour start time to watch a video about the creation of the building.

      Registration Required/NO WALK-INS/No Event Fee

  • The History of Buggy: Showcasing Reunion Years
    Midway Reunion Hospitality Tent, The Cut, 1:30-3 p.m.
    Come relive the excitement of Buggy with Buggy Alumni Association archivist and guru Tom Wood (E 1974), featuring reunion years 1969, 1994, 2009, 2014 and 2018. Vintage buggies on display.
    Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome as Space Permits/No Event Fee

  • Class of 1969 Reunion Medallion Reception
    Purnell Lobby, School of Drama, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Please join as we toast to the Class of 1969, celebrating your time as students and accomplishments as alumni.
    Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome/No Event Fee

  • Pints with Profs Reception for All Reunion Classes 
    Reflection Garden, Margaret Morrison, 5-7 p.m.
    The CMU Alumni Association welcomes our 1st, 5th, 10th, 25th and 50th reunion classes back to campus. You’re invited to mingle with classmates and have a drink with a favorite professor or staff member. Is there a faculty member you'd wish to invite? Add their name during registration, and we'll extend an invitation!
    Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome/No Event Fee

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

    • Buggy Finals - Reunion VIP Watch Tent & Coffee Lounge 
      Tent, Outside Skibo Gym, 9-11:30 a.m.
      Don't miss the exciting conclusion to this year's Sweepstakes races at our exclusive All Reunion Classes Watch Tent and Coffee Lounge, featuring exhibition races, men’s and women’s finals and the crowd favorite alumni grudge match.
      Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome as Space Permits/No Event Fee
    • All Reunion Classes Taste of Pittsburgh Lunch Event

      Midway Reunion Hospitality Tent, The Cut, Noon-2 p.m.

      Join us in the Reunion Hospitality Tent for some of your Pittsburgh favorite tastes!

      Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome/Fee: Alumni and guests $12

    • All Reunion Classes Beer Garden Event

      Midway Reunion Hospitality Tent, The Cut, Noon-2 p.m.

      We are showcasing a few of our own Carnegie Mellon alumni Brewmasters! Join us in the Reunion Hospitality Tent where we will be serving up some amazing craft beer samples. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet our alumni brewers and learn about their craft.

      Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome/No Event Fee

    • Lessons from Andrew Carnegie’s Legacy of Philanthropy

      Danforth Lounge, Conference Room, 2nd Floor, CUC, 2-3 p.m.

      Nearly 100 years later, Andrew Carnegie continues to impact the world not only because of his great wealth, but also because of the strategies that distributed his wealth during his lifetime and through his estate plans. Indeed, Carnegie’s personal strategies can be a powerful lesson on how we might design our own estate plans and create our own philanthropic legacy. NOTE: Class of 1969 and their guests ONLY.
      Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome/No Event Fee

    • Class of 1969 Reunion Reception, Dinner & Dance
      Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland Street, 6-10 p.m.
      Reconnect with former classmates at this signature 50th Reunion celebration for the Class of 1969. Cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing. NOTE: Class of 1969 alumni and guests ONLY.
      Registration Requested/Walk-Ins Welcome/Event Fee: $99 Alumni and guests

Several local hotels have small blocks of rooms held for reunion alumni. Indicate the group code for your chosen hotel when making a reservation. Hotels book quickly, so make your reservation as early as possible!

The special room rate will be available until March 21 (three weeks prior to Reunion Weekend) or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
1 mile from campus
100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-682-6200
$149/night; Parking $20/night
Group Code: CMU REUNION | Book by March 21
Booking Link

Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
1.4 miles from campus
3896 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-621-2200
$119/night; Breakfast and parking included
Group Code: CMU REUNION | Book by March 21
Booking Link

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
1.6 miles from campus
3315 Hamlet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-681-1000
$124/night; Breakfast and parking included
Group Code: CMU Reunions | Book by March 21
Booking Link

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
1.8 miles from campus
120 S. Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-626-3109
15% Promo Code: CMUREUNIONS 
Booking Link

Hotel Indigo East Liberty
1.9 miles from campus
123 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-665-0555
$125/night; Parking $24/night
Group Code: CMU | Book by March 21
Booking Link

Hotel Indigo Technology Center
2.0 miles from campus
329 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-621-0880
$129/night; parking included
Book by March 21
Booking Link

  • Denny d’Ambrosi (E 1969)
  • Maxine Unterberg  Cohn (A 1969)
  • Phyllis London Genszler (S 1969)
  • Lewis Harold (E 1969)
  • Tom Hubka (A 1969)
  • Mike Oldek (IM 1970, E 1970)
  • Sam Samuels (E 1969)
  • Jack Stephenson (E 1969, 1970, 1975)
  • Ronald Widmyer (E 1969)
  • Anthony Yankel (E 1969)

Questions about your reunion?  Contact us!