Carnegie Mellon University

Family Weekend

Family Weekend brings together undergraduate and graduate students, families and friends for several days to experience the vibrancy of the Carnegie Mellon campus. Family Weekend will offer a robust schedule which includes academic programming, exhibits, student performances, building tours and other special events.

View the Schedule on the Events at CMU App 

The schedule on this page is an overview of the Family Weekend schedule. The full Family Weekend schedule will be available in the CMU Events App, which you can download from the App Store or Google Play. The full schedule will be available on the app on October 1.

How to Download the CMU Events App

  1. Download "CMU Events" from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Then, make sure to select Family Weekend 2022 as the event.

Family Weekend Schedule Overview

Friday, October 14, 2022

Afternoon: Check-in, Neighborhood Welcome Events, and the President's Welcome Address
Evening: Student organization events and performances

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Morning: Check-in followed by campus tours and academic sessions
Afternoon: Breakout sessions, Scotty Saturday events
Evening: Student organization events and performances

Family Weekend President’s Welcome Reception

Friday, 4-5:30 p.m.

Join President Farnam Jahanian and members of the University Leadership Council as we welcome parents and family members to campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Highmark Center for Health, Wellness, and Athletics Beam-Signing 

Saturday, 2-4pm

Family members will have the exciting opportunity to explore the designs and construction of our new Highmark Center for Health, Wellness, and Athletics buildling, including a beam-signing event where students and families can become part of the building's history.

Meet the Colleges—Academic Sessions

Saturday between 11am-2pm

Families and students will have the opportunity to meet and engage with faculty and staff, deans, and advisors of their particular colleges. 

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, 12-2pm

Students, alumni and families can join us for the tastiest competition on campus—the annual Chili Cook-Off!

The Festival on Scotty Saturday

Saturday, 3-6pm

Scotty Saturday is a day where the CMU community comes together to celebrate their Carnegie Mellon pride through a series of events during Family Weekend, including a showcase of student talent, spirited activities, student groups, free food, and CMU swag! Wear your most spirited Carnegie Mellon gear on this day to show your school spirit!

Ticketed Events

Friday Saturday
The National Aviary

Explore Pittsburgh

We encourage students and their families to use this time together to explore the city of Pittsburgh and learn why it's consistently been ranked among the Most Livable Cities in the United States.