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Tartan Family Webinar Series

The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is excited to announce our inaugural Tartan Family Webinar Series. Over the course of the academic year, we will be offering webinars curated specifically for families about topics relevant to your student’s experience at Carnegie Mellon. Webinars that are recorded will be archived on this site. We look forward to seeing you on a webinar! 

Upcoming Webinars

Carnegie Mellon Family Social Hour

Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. ET

Looking for ways to engage with the university and CMU families? Join University Advancement for this community-building event! We invite you to learn about opportunities to get involved at CMU, and enjoy social time with fellow CMU families. This interactive webinar gives the CMU parent and family community the chance to meet and connect virtually.

Recommended for families of first, second and third year students.

Register for this webinar.

Students Today, Alumni Forever

Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. ET

One of the greatest assets of any institution is its alumni network, and CMU has a lot to be proud of with over 110,000 alumni worldwide! Families of graduating seniors are invited to join staff from the Office of Alumni & Constituent Engagement to hear how your student can make a smooth transition into the alumni family, how you can stay a part of the Tartan community for life, and to celebrate this milestone.

Recommended for families of graduating seniors.

Register for this webinar.

Recorded Webinars

State of COVID-19 in Pittsburgh & CMU's Response             

February 10, 2021

The Associate Vice President for Community Health and Well-Being along with key members of the COVID Coordinating Team will provide an update about COVID-19 in Pittsburgh and at CMU. They will provide more information about strategies CMU is employing to keep our community safer as well as support and opportunities for students studying in Pittsburgh and remotely this semester.



Exploring and Preparing for Graduate School

February 24, 2021

Is your student be interested in graduate school? Join Associate Deans from two of CMU’s colleges to learn more about the difference between graduate programs and undergraduate programs; how your student can explore graduate school as a possibility; how your student can prepare for successfully applying to and funding graduate school; and timeline considerations that are important for students and families. There will be time for questions from the audience.

The handout mentioned in the webinar can be found here.

Room Selection 2021 Information 

This Virtual Information Session shares what's new for Room Selection 2021, eligibility information, housing options, Room Selection phases, resources and more. 





The Kids Are Alright

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the CMU experience for all of our students, whether studying in Pittsburgh, or remotely from places across the country and world. Join the Office of Parent & Family Engagement to hear from a panel of current undergraduate students about how they have been handling college life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Student representatives from across CMU will be sharing their experiences about how they’ve adapted, what they’ve learned, and what they are looking forward to in the future.

Spring Carnival: How It Started vs. How It’s Going

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

For more than 100 years, Spring Carnival has been – and continues to be – one of CMU’s most anticipated weekends of the year with Tartans around the world coming together for our traditions of Booth, Buggy, Mobot, Scotch’n’Soda and the Activities Board, as well as contests, events and talent competitions. Come join us to learn more about one of Carnegie Mellon’s oldest traditions and how we’ve adapted to the virtual world to reach even more Tartans.

You can find the Booth Build and Buggy videos played during the presentation here.