Carnegie Mellon University

September 17, 2021

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

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 & CMU News & Events

Study Abroad Info Session Today!

student kayaking in a cave on a study abroad experience

Join OIE and Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) staff for a virtual presentation Friday, Sept. 17 to learn the basics of employment authorization: Employment Authorization: What is it and when do you need it? Students can register for the session and find more information through Handshake. Stay tuned for a detailed email from OIE next week!

The Center Meet & Greet: Sept. 23

students having a conversation in The Center

Join The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion for an informal meet and greet, Sept. 23 from 4 to 5 p.m., as we start the fall semester together. Stop by The Center's office, located in the lower level of the Cohon University Center, for some giveaways and friendly conversation! Let The Center staff know you're stopping by by completing an online registration form.

Our Pittsburgh Picks

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Jazz festival poster

The August Wilson African America Cultural Center (AWAACC) is excited to welcome you to the 11th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) Sept. 17-19, presented by Citizens. The festival kicks off with the incomparable Chaka Khan and features many other fantastic artists! Learn more, view the schedule and purchase tickets at pittsburghjazzfest.orgPlease note that masks are required in all indoor venues, and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for entry.

GOAT FEST at South Side Park

a goat wearing a hat

South Side Park's Annual GOAT FEST is back! Head to South Side Park, Arlington Baseball Field, Saturday, Sept. 18 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. for a day of music, food trucks, local craft vendors, a petting zoom, games and children's activities, guided hikes... and of course, working goats! Goat yoga will take place on Sunday, but reservation is required. Learn more.

If you aren't able to make it to GOAT FEST this weekend - or just want more goats in your life - take some time to visit with the eco-friendly landscapers who will be visiting campus next week. For the fifth time, goats from Allegheny GoatScape will be coming to CMU to eat the overgrown vegetation on the hillside adjacent to the Gates Center and the Purnell Center for the Arts. The goats are expected to arrive around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22 and depart after 4 p.m. on Friday, September 24. Learn more.

Trax Farms Fall Festival

a pile of pumpkins

Trax Farms annual Fall Festival takes place at their 150-year-old farm and is a tradition for many families in the South Hills and greater Pittsburgh area. There's something for everyone! Enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin or see if you can find your way through the giant, 3-acre corn maze! Pumpkins are not included in the ticket price. The Fall Festival takes place every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 25 through Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the Trax Farms website for details and tickets.

Saturday Night Market

tents and shoppers at Night Market

Presented by Green Mountain Energy, Night Markets bring an awesome outdoor pop-up shopping market and festival to Downtown's Market Square, featuring Pittsburgh's most creative independent vendors. Clothing, furniture, candles, food, drinks, and more are exhibited in this weekly series taking place on Saturdays from June 19 through Oct. 30 from 5 to 10 p.m. Admission is free! Visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website for vendor and entertainment information.

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