Carnegie Mellon University

Event resources

The Marketing & Communications division has a variety of items that will help you smoothly execute and effectively brand your event. These items include Carnegie Mellon University banners, tablecloths and large displays, in addition to other helpful event items such as flags, easels and A-frames. 

Carnegie Mellon staff may rent these items free of charge; however, a replacement fee will be charged if the items are not returned.

Marketing & Communications offers a variety of branded graphic displays for the entire campus community to use. They are versatile, durable and lightweight, making it easy to transport and set up. All banners are 34” x 84” when set up. They easily roll into their base and fit into a carrying bag, which is 3' long and weighs approximately 10 pounds with a banner inside. Pull-up banners are for indoor use only. Please note that Campus Mail charges a delivery fee of $10 per banner.

Assembling the banners

  1. Remove the banner and pole from the carrying case.
  2. Set the banner in place and swivel the bottom piece of metal so it's perpendicular with the rest of the banner base.
  3. Put the pole together by allowing the elastic to pull the three pieces into place.
  4. Place the hook located on the top of the banner into the hole at the top of the pole and use the pole to raise the banner. (Hint: Step on the perpendicular piece of metal to keep the base of the banner in place on the ground.)
  5. Slide the bottom of the pole into the round hole attached to the back of the banner base.

Banner graphics


The Tartan banners personify the Scottish heritage of CMU while prominently displaying the university’s official wordmark and a digital re-creation of the historic fabric. Tartan banners can be used for audiences that include current students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc.

N - Digital, left
Quantity: 2

banner n
O - Digital, right
Quantity: 2

banner o
O - Digital, right
Quantity: 2



A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley, Qatar, Australia and Rwanda, and programs in Asia, Europe and Mexico. The global banners illuminate CMU’s international footprint and are ideal for audiences that include government/corporate partners or media.

M - Andrew Carnegie
Quantity: 4

banner m
S - Global, black
Quantity: 2

banner s
T - Global, red
Quantity: 2

banner t

Typically used for very large displays or backdrops, these banners are displayed using long poles.  Please ensure you have ample space. You should also enlist the help of FMS or another professional group to transport and hang them.

Large Cloth BannerLarge cloth Carnegie Mellon University banner (red)
14' x 6'
Quantity: 2
Indoor use only

trade show boothTrade show booth

The trade show booth is 8’ x 10’ when set up and comes in two transport containers that are approximately 1’ x 1’ x 3’. The containers weigh 30 pounds each and are on wheels. Complete set-up instructions can be found inside.

A literature stand that can be use in conjunction with the trade show booth or on its own is also available.

step and repeatStep and Repeat

The step and repeat banner works well for broadcast media and on-camera interviews; the black cloth background and white lettering look great on video and in photos. The banner is 8’ x 8’ when set up and comes in a lightweight carrying bag.

Andrew Carnegie cutoutAndrew Carnegie cutout

The Andrew Carnegie cutout is 67" tall. The cutout is lightweight, but cannot be condensed for travel.

Scotty Mascot cutoutScotty mascot cutout

The Scotty mascot cutout is 76" tall. The cutout is lightweight, but cannot be condensed for travel.

Tablecloths fit a 6' or 90" x 132" banquet table and may not be used on tables where food or beverages will be displayed. If tablecloths become dirty from use at your event, you are responsible for dry cleaning them prior to returning.

black tableclothBlack tablecloth with white wordmark
Quantity: 4

Red Tablecloth

Red tablecloth with white wordmark
Quantity: 4

Tartan Plaid Table Runner

Tartan table runner
Quantity: 30

Podium signs

wordmark podium signWordmark podium signs

Size: 28" x 6.5"
Quantity: 6

seal podium signSeal podium sign
(for presidential speaking engagements only)

Size: 24"
Quantity: 5


CMU FlagCarnegie Mellon University flag, pole and base
Quantity: 2

United States FlagAmerican flag, pole and base
Quantity: 2

Pennsylvania state flagPennsylvania flag, pole and base
Quantity: 2


standing easelBlack metal easels (for events outside of the Cohon University Center)
Quantity: 10

table top easelBlack metal table-top easels
Quantity: 9

A-frame easelA-frame for outdoor signage
Quantity: 15

If you are interested in ordering licensed merchandise featuring Carnegie Mellon University and CMU, please review the merchandise guidelines. For help with designing branded merchandise and promotional items, email Marketing & Communications.

The University Store also has an array of branded merchandise for sale.

Marketing & Communications has the following items available. Please complete and submit an order form to make a request.

Kilt Sticker

Removable adhesive sticker (4" x 6")

Buggy Decal

Static face window sticker (3.75" x 7.5")

Future Nobel magnet