Carnegie Mellon University

Half Century Tartans embody the spirit of Carnegie Mellon.

If you earned a Carnegie Mellon undergraduate degree more than 50 years ago, you are a member of the Half Century Tartans, an honor earned by CMU's most engaged, philanthropic and accomplished alumni. You are the foundation of what our university has become today.

Alumni celebrating their 50th reunion are invited back to campus during Reunion Weekend at Spring Carnival to be inducted into the Half Century Tartans and receive their 50th Reunion Medallion. If you already celebrated your 50th Reunion at a past Reunion Weekend, you are automatically a member of the Half Century Tartans. All Half Century Tartans are invited to celebrate with the newest 50th Reunion inductees each year during Reunion Weekend.

This special group celebrates the Tartan spirit through special in-person, virtual and regional programming. 

We welcome you, our CMU graduates and esteemed alumni, to continue the Tartan legacy through the Half Century Tartans.

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Special Events

Homecoming: October 28-29, 2022

Carnegie Mellon's annual Homecoming Weekend is a chance for alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to connect and celebrate!  Wear your best plaid and join fellow Half Century Tartans for a VIP Homecoming experience!

  • VIP Tailgate experience at Tartans Pavilion including reserved seating for the football game
  • Special viewing area at Buggy Rolls
  • Reserved seating at events: Alumni Awards, History of Buggy, Scotch’n’Soda performances

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