Carnegie Mellon University

Family Weekend brings together students, families and friends for several days to experience the vibrancy of our campus.

Through open houses, academic programming, exhibits, student performances, varsity athletic events, planned gatherings and special events, Family Weekend gives students and their families a small taste of what the university offers. Events are geared toward both undergraduate students and family members and current graduate students and their family members.

We hope that you will join us to gain a better understanding of the rich academic life, resources, research and the myriad of social, cultural, recreational and spiritual opportunities that help shape your student's experience at Carnegie Mellon.

The Family Weekend registration and schedule will be updated online this summer. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that we typically get asked about Family Weekend. If you do not see the answer to your question here, do not hesitate to email or call us at 412-268-2075.

Family Weekend is an informative, engaging and important yearly tradition! Over the course of the weekend, Carnegie Mellon welcomes parents and families to visit campus in order to interact with the organizations, people and places that have become important to your student. This year, we look forward to a variety of recreation, social and cultural events, including varsity athletics, topical and interesting programs by faculty and staff, academic programming presentations, student performances and exhibits.
Registration for families will open online in early September. 
In addition to the opportunity to experience programs, discussions, concerts, performances and more from members throughout the Carnegie Mellon community, attending Family Weekend also provides a wonderful chance for you to spend quality time with your student. Not only does it strengthen your relationship, but it can also provide your student the opportunity to share some of their experiences with you.
Family Weekend events are scheduled Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. On site registration and check-in will be available in the Cohon University Center, Kirr Commons on the first floor from Noon - 8 pm on Friday and 8 am - 4 pm on Saturday. You may register on-site or online in advance of the weekend. You will also be able to pick up a schedule booklet, maps, and information during this time. You may depart campus at any time you wish. 
You will be able to gain access over the weekend. You will locate CMU-GUEST in your Wi-Fi list. Browse to any web page to be redirected to the guest wireless page. Enter your email address and the access code listed within the Family Weekend materials.
You can find all the information you need on the main CMU Maps, Parking, and Transportation website.
Yes, it is appropriate to bring siblings to campus. We welcome all family members and others who give our students support during their time on campus.
The online registration form will allow you to inform us of your needs (i.e. wheelchair, dietary restrictions, etc.). A Family Weekend staff member will reach out to you with more information. We do our best to accommodate everyone.

From world-class museums to great restaurants and sports teams, there is no shortage of things to do and things to see.

See the list of 10 Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh and the official Visit Pittsburgh attraction and event list for ideas.