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The Fence Post

The Fence Post is a newsletter for family members of undergraduate students that provides brief updates and curated content about the CMU experience. Each issue will feature campus resources relevant to family members, the latest episode of Piper TV - a weekly roundup of news and happenings from across campus hosted by CMU students - and upcoming campus events and deadlines.

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News from the October 2 Fence Post

a cmu family smiling at the camera during Family Weekend

Family Weekend is October 8-9, 2021!

More than 2,000 families are expected to be on campus this weekend to visit their student and get a little taste of life at CMU. Family Weekend is the first fully in-person, on-campus event for parents and families since before the pandemic. This year’s large get-together offers more than 40 different activities, including academic open houses and panels, student performances, intercollegiate athletic competitions and even a painting class on the Cut. Pre-registration is required.

Learn more about Family Weekend 2021

Piper TV

Exclusively on CMU's IGTV on Instagram, Piper TV is a weekly roundup of news and happenings from across campus hosted by CMU students. Meet this year’s four new student hosts and learn about how the start of the academic year is going!

Check out the first episode of the 2021-22 academic year

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Campus News & Resources

Stay connected to your student and the CMU campus with these resources.

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar includes registration and class start/end dates, add/drop deadlines, exams, holidays and more.

The Bridge

Learn more about what's happening on campus with student organizations, events and community involvement.

The Piper

The Piper Weekly offers feature stories, news briefs and calendar highlights for the CMU community.

The Tartan

CMU's student newspaper, The Tartan provides news and event coverage for the University and its surrounding communities.