Carnegie Mellon University

Family Weekend brings together undergraduate and graduate students, families and friends for several days to experience the vibrancy of the Carnegie Mellon campus.

Registration will be available in September 2020.


Family Weekend Schedule Overview

Friday, October 9, 2020

Afternoon: Campus events and sessions
Evening: Dinner on your own, student performances and entertainment

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Morning: Academic meetings and events
Afternoon: Campus events and sessions
Evening: Dinner on your own, student performances and entertainment

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Morning: Campus events and religious services

Family Weekend President’s Welcome Reception

Friday afternoon

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

Academic Sessions

Saturday morning and afternoon

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

The Festival on Scotty Saturday

Saturday afternoon

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!

First-Year Residential House Receptions

Sunday morning

Join us at welcome receptions for family, friends and students. Spend time with residents in your student’s house community, meet with your student's housfellow and enjoy light refreshments.