Cèilidh Weekend


Join us for Carnegie Mellon University's inaugural Cèilidh Weekend Oct. 27-30.

A Scottish Gaelic term meaning "visit," Cèilidh describes a celebration traditionally hosted in the homes of family and friends.

Check the full schedule for dates and times of all that's happening this weekend, including:

  • The Pittsburgh Biennial Miller Gallery in Purnell Center for the Arts The Miller Gallery's section includes new sculpture, installation, printmaking, painting, video, publications, and workshops.
  • Scotch'n'Soda Production: "Urinetown" in McConomy Auditorium, University Center Winner of three Tony Awards, "Urinetown" is a hilarious and earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution. Tickets are $5 for CMU students/$10 non-students and can be purchased at www.snstheatre.org, starting Oct. 5.
  • Cèilidh Weekend Kick-off BBQ at The Fence Join the student Cèilidh Weekend Committee as they kick off the start to the weekend packed full of events, activities, lectures, and fun.
  • Parents Leadership Program Presentation: Academic Development - The Learning Zone CMU's courses are challenging, but help is available. From Peer Tutoring to Supplemental Instruction to EXCEL collaborative learning groups, Academic Development offers a variety of resources available to help your student succeed at Carnegie Mellon.
  • Celebration of Diwali & Eid in Wiegand Gym in University Center The celebration of Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights," is a major Indian festival celebrating the victory of good over evil. Mayur SASA brings you an event packed with crafts, performances and a buffet of traditional South Indian cuisine. Buffet tickets may be purchased at the event. Registration Required/Pay at the Door
  • "My Path from CMU to Academic Medicine" in Rashid Auditorium, Gates & Hillman Centers Join 2011 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honoree, Hillard M. Lazarus, M.D., FACP, (E'70), as he traces his experiences at CMU to a career in bone marrow transplantation and academic medicine. Registration Required/No Event Fee.
  • Lighting of the Pausch Bridge Connecting the Gates Center & Purnell Center for the Arts Find a good vantage point for the Pausch Bridge to watch as it shows off new student and faculty lighting projects.
  • Carnegie Clan's Annual Chili Cook-Off in Wiegand Gym, University Center The Carnegie Clan invites students, alumni and families to enjoy the best chili CMU has to offer at the 8th annual chili cook-off.
  • Cèilidh Tailgate Party & KidZone Activity Fair in Wiegand Gym, University Center Grab lunch before heading to the game to cheer the Tartans on to victory over the Washington University Bears.

Alumni and students: register and attend any events during Cèilidh and you're one step closer to becoming a Loyal Scot. What's a Loyal Scot?

Related Links: Schedule | Alumni Awards | President's Address | Lectures & Panels | Art Exhibits

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