Carnegie Mellon University

November 19, 2021

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Happy (early) Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we are so thankful for each and every member of our Tartan community. Check out some of the great opportunities that make us thankful to be in Pittsburgh. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE “Friday Greetings” email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Thanksgiving Closures

We would like to remind all students that the university will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25 and 26. All OIE offices will close early for Thanksgiving break at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 26. Please plan accordingly, and we wish you all a happy holiday.

Curator’s Tour of the Jacolby Satterwhite Exhibit: Spirits Roaming on the EarthImage of Jacolby Satterwhite's neon light piece

Join Curator Elizabeth Chodos on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., for a special tour of the Jacolby Satterwhite Exhibit: Spirits Roaming on the Earth. This in-person tour will explore Satterwhite’s influences from modernism, mythology, video gaming, queer theory, and Black culture on his 3D animated videos, sculptures, electronic dance tracks, and performance pieces. The tour will meet in Miller ICA on the 1st floor. The exhibit is free and open to all, and more information is available. Masks are required.


Yinzgiving logo of a black and gold turkeyInterested in giving back this Thanksgiving? Every year, Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, staff, and organizations take time in November to give back to the Pittsburgh community. The Yinzgiving program provides our community with opportunities to learn more about local needs and give back to our community partners. You can learn more about opportunities here.

Connect with us on Social Media

Join us on LinkedIn and Twitter! OIE has officially made the switch to Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest announcements and all things OIE related. Join our LinkedIn group, and get connected with the OIE community! You can expect the same great content, including all things OIE, news and events, our Friday Greeting round-up, and more. As always, you can reach out directly to OIE by emailing us at We hope to see you there!

Our Pittsburgh Picks

Kennywood’s Holiday Lights

Holiday light display in Kennywood with Kennywood Holiday Light's logo overlaid
Add sparkle to your holiday season at Kennywood’s Holiday Lights! This Pittsburgh classic is a must-see; take a stroll among more than one million twinkling lights, and marvel at the tallest light tree in the state. Enjoy festive treats and live entertainment at the 10th-anniversary celebration going on all season long. Select nights starting Nov. 20 through the end of December. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

Light Up Night

Blue and Yellow Light Up Night logo

Celebrate Light Up Night as it makes its much-anticipated return for its 60th-anniversary celebration! Venture downtown Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20, for a weekend full of live entertainment, fireworks displays, holiday shopping, ice skating, and so much more! You can watch the tree lighting ceremony at PPG Place, go ice skating with friends, or catch a free concert by American Authors. There is something for everyone this weekend! Check out the full schedule for more details on the Pittsburgh tradition.

People's Holiday Market

Yellow Holiday Market logo

Interested in heading downtown for a study break? Head over to Market Square from now till Dec. 23 for a holiday experience like no other. Check out the tenth annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market. Walk through wooden chalets brimming with high-quality gifts and holiday experiences uniquely filled with international flair and local charm. More information and hours are available.

Have an Event or Announcement for Friday Greetings?

If you have an event or announcement that you wish to submit for inclusion in OIE's Friday Greetings newsletter, please submit it to Information should be submitted by Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST for inclusion in the following Friday's newsletter.

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