Carnegie Mellon University

September 3, 2021

Welcome, Students & Scholars!

As you begin the fall semester here at CMU and in Pittsburgh, remember to take the time to explore our wonderful city and community. The Office of International Education will greet you each Friday with an email containing upcoming events and activities around the area, as well as quick reminders and announcements, to enhance your CMU experience. We hope you enjoy the "Friday Greetings" email and your time here at Carnegie Mellon!

OIE News & Announcements

OIE Offices Will Be Closed Monday, Sept. 6

The university, including OIE and other administrative offices, will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. Additionally, OIE's front desk (located in the atrium on the first floor of Cyert Hall) will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3. The front desk will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated in the U.S. each year on the first Monday of September.

Follow Our Social Channels!

One of the best ways to stay informed (besides reading your emails) is to follow OIE's Facebook page. Be sure to tag us when you're out and about - we love to see what you're up to! Also, if you're interested in possibly studying abroad for a future semester, be sure to follow the Study Abroad Instagram for amazing photos, student stories and more! Who knows? Maybe someday your study abroad experience will be featured!

Our Pittsburgh Picks

This Weekend: 2021 Heinz Field Kickoff & Rib Fest

BBQ Ribs and Food at the Rib Fest

Heinz Field will host its FREE annual Kickoff & Rib Festival from Thursday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 6. Ring in the football season with other Pittsburgh fans during this Labor Day weekend event. Arrive hungry, as the event features a number of national rib vendors, as well as fun games and music. The Clarks will perform on Friday, Sept. 3 to help kick off the new season, and the rest of the weekend will be filled with tons of fun events–including the Run Walk on Sunday, Sept. 5. Note: Admission to Rib Fest does not grant access into the Pitt Panthers or Pittsburgh Steelers football games, Steelers 5K or Gatorade Jr. Training Camp. Tickets and registration for these events must be purchased separately.

A Soulfoul Taste of the Burgh: Pittsburgh's Soul Food Fest

Soul Food Fest, Market Square, September 3-5

Pittsburgh's Soul Food Fest honors the rich history of culinary, butchery and Black-owned food businesses in Pittsburgh. Taking place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 5, in downtown's Market Square, enjoy delicious items from food vendors from across Western Pennsylvania selling specialized foods along with a BBQ contest, speakers, local and national entertainment, and children's activities. Admission is free, but food must be purchased.

Free Things to Do: Walking Tours, Scenic Views & More!

View from Pittsburgh's Mt. Washington

Explore VisitPittsburgh's Top 28 Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. There's something for everyone - from walking tours and farmer's markets to jazz concerts and gallery crawls!

CMU's Office of International Education distributed this email. You are receiving it because of your status as an international student or scholar.

Carnegie Mellon University
Office of International Education
5000 Forbes Ave, Cyert Hall, Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15213