Carnegie Mellon University


More events may be added - check here for updates.  Contact with any questions.

All in-person events and dining discounts will require you to present your graduate student CMU ID.

Monday, April 5, 2021


Graduate Appreciation Yoga
1:15-2:00pm (EDT)
Led by Julie Klasen
A moderate vinyasa flow yoga class allows patrons to stretch and strengthen while mentally decluttering. Patrons will explore deep, diaphragmatic breathing, as well as the fundamentals of various floor and standing poses. Class is occasionally accompanied by soft music and is sealed with a guided meditation.

Join Zoom Meeting (virtual)
ZOOM ID: 924 7472 8010   Passcode: 346445

GSA Tie Dye
2:00-6:00pm (EDT)
Create your own tie dye with GSA t-shirts and supplies!
Limited capacity due to social distancing protocols, so please select the time slots you are able to attend. Participants will be contacted after registration with further instructions. All participants must wear facial coverings, maintain social distancing, and be enrolled in the Tartan Testing Program/approved to be on campus.
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly
REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 2 at 12:00pm (EDT)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


When Working From Home - Adopt the 6 R’s
Led by Pattye Stragar, Operations Manager of Fitness, Athletics
You have been working from home for a while. Are you suffering from Zoom fatigue? Let’s learn how to practice the 6 R’s to help you sustain yourself and the environment while working from home. We will take one R at a time. You will learn how you can relax, stretch and recharge yourself. You can make simple changes to your surroundings at home to have a more inviting and sustainable environment. Do you take breaks while sitting?  We will finish with a few chair stretches you can do.  Just taking a few minutes to do stretches at your desk can relieve stress, increase productive and most importantly make you feel better. Chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, stress reduction, better sleep and an improved sense of well-being.
Join Zoom Meeting
ZOOM ID: 955 2568 8034  Passcode: 027409


Virtual Pet Café
12:30-1:30pm (EDT)
Drop by our mid-week break that will feature a Virtual Pet Café starring the non-humans of CMU. Bring your pet, bring a snack and definitely don’t forget a snack for your pet. All Graduate students are encouraged to join the group, introduce their pets, and get to know other pets and their humans. 
Sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
cookiescalm2.jpgAfternoon Cookie Break
2:00-4:00pm (EDT)
Swing by the SLICE office (CUC 1st floor) for your choice of a red velvet or kitchen sink (butterscotch, chocolate, nuts, oats, coconut & raisin) cookie!
Sponsored by Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Sip. Sip. Hooray!  Coffee is on us today!
8:00am-12:00pm (EDT)
Stop by for a free coffee at Tazza D’Oro (Tepper Building). 
The CMU Alumni Association looks forward to chatting with you and answering any questions you have. Must show graduate student CMU ID.
Sponsored by the CMU Alumni Association


Communicating Across Cultures
1:00-2:00pm (EDT)
Led by Elliott Walters, Academic Support Specialist, Student Academic Success Center
This seminar will address the common factors, like cultural differences, interaction style, and assumptions about learning, that hinder people’s ability to interact effectively in cross cultural communication.  Specifically, this seminar will give you the opportunity to examine the role of participation in conversations and the cultural factors that affect those interactions while also investigating cultural variations in conversation style.
As the result of attending this workshop, students will:
  • Understand the role context plays in intercultural communication styles.
  • Become familiar with the different conversation styles used globally.
After registration you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Please email if you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate fully in the meeting.


A Different Kind of Happy Hour: Gratitude during Graduate School
4:00-5:00pm (EDT)
Led by Angie Lusk, Program Director, Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives
In a time and space that feels very narrowed and oftentimes uncertain, by the nature of your graduate work and the overlaying of a pandemic, utilizing gratitude as a well-being practice can help you zoom out and tune inward. Join us for a session on the benefits of gratitude and some simple practices you can explore to mindfully savor the goodness all around you.
Join Zoom Meeting
ZOOM ID: 954 6469 3375    Passcode: 206902


The Real Reason You're Lacking Motivation: Adapting Your Mindset 
5:00-6:30pm (EDT)
The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is pleased to present an online peer-led workshop that explores the role of motivation and mindset in academic performance.  Join in this interactive session to learn effective strategies for improving motivation to achieve your goals.  

Learning Objectives  

  • Students will be able to explain meta-cognitive awareness and its role in academic achievement.
  • Students will recognize the importance of mindset and strategies for developing a growth mindset.
  • Students will be able to identify and apply techniques to improve their motivation including back-casting and SMART goal setting.

Thursday, April 8, 2021


SASC Celebrates Graduate and Professional Students!
Posner Hall 1st floor, SASC Reception Area (between suite 148 & 150)  
Stop by the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) for a socially distanced, individually wrapped sweet treat – our way of saying THANK YOU to you for making a difference at CMU!  In 2007, the Scottish Highland Terrier was named the official mascot of the University. The Student Academic Success Center recognizes all of our graduate students for their confidence and independence, which is very much like the fearless diehard spirit of our Scotty.  cmu-scotty-scarf-with-wave.png


Teaching Kitchen: Waste Not Shaker Salad
2:00-3:00pm (EDT)
Join Chartwells' Chef Aaron and Registered Dietitian Jessica Tones as we shake it up with a simple salad recipe that is sure to be a favorite meal on-the-go! Learn to build the perfect salad in a jar - from selecting the best greens to dressing recipes you can make at home. 
Join Zoom Meeting
ZOOM  ID: 917 8981 6830  Passcode: 714660


GSA Virtual Trivia Night
7:30-9:00pm (EDT)
Register your team for GSA Virtual Trivia Night! Prizes will be awarded to the top team. CMU grad students & partners, up to 6 members per team. More info provided with completed registration.
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly

Friday, April 9, 2021


GSA Ice Cream Giveaway
2:00-6:00pm (EDT)
CUC Merson Courtyard Tent
Enjoy a FREE Leona's ice cream sandwich! Limited capacity due to social distancing protocols - register time slots that you are able to attend. Participants will be contacted after registration with further instructions. All participants must wear facial coverings, maintain social distancing, and be enrolled in the Tartan Testing Program/approved to be on campus.
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly
REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 4 at 12:00pm (EDT)


Group X-ercise Classes
Group X-ercise Classes
(on demand)
Tartans All In, Everywhere
New classes and see our COVID protocols
At Home Workout
Trails Near CMU
Get outside and on a trail!

DINING DEALS (While Supplies Last)

Au Bon Pain
Free cookie with the purchase of any whole sandwich
(Monday-Friday, 7:30am-2:00pm)

Free gazpacho with purchase 
(Monday-Friday, 11:00am-6:00pm)

Free small coffee 
(Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm)


The Exchange
Free small coffee
(Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:00am)

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Innovation Kitchen or Back Bar Grill
Free cookie with purchase 
(Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-9:00pm).
Please note that these locations are GET online ordering only. Show CMU ID when picking up order. 


La Prima Espresso
Free 12oz. coffee or tea 
(Monday-Friday, 12:00- 4:30pm)


Tartan Express Food Truck
With every purchase of a sandwich, receive a free side
(Monday-Thursday, 11:00am-8:00pm)


The Underground
Free small scoop of ice cream 
(Monday - Friday, 10:00am-10:00pm)