Carnegie Mellon University

Winter Break Virtual Events & Resources 

Departments across Student Affairs have created opportunities and resources for undergraduate and graduate students to stay connected to each other and CMU over the extended winter break period.

More opportunities will continue to be added to this page so check back often for events to take part in and ways to connect over the break.

Connect & Have Fun Events

CMU = Carnegie Meet Ups

Looking to find another CMU student with similar interests? Fill out this form to let us know more about your hobbies and interests, and we'll match you up with someone who you can connect with. Then, on January 18 at 8 pm, we'll get together to meet our matches and an initial opportunity for connection.

Monday, January 18, 8 pm

Zoom Board Games

Come one, come all to join your fellow Tartans in a gaming event to start off the new year! Whether you're competitive or just want something to do on a random Thursday evening, this is for you. Be ready for Codenames, Scribblio, Pictionary, and more! Register here and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Tuesday, January 19, 7 - 8 pm 

Team Trivia

Grab your friends or meet new friends for this one night team trivia event! We will be awarding prizes to the winning team, so bring your A game. Feel free to sign up as a team, with a clever team name of course, or sign up individually and you will be assigned to a team! Register here and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Thursday, January 21, 7:30 - 9 pm

Wellness Opportunities

Investing in your well-being is a year-round practice: how we care for ourselves and others is important to our success.

It's a LONG Winter Break Drop-in

Feeling alone? Need to talk? This drop-in group for in-state, out-of-state and international CMU students focuses on providing connection and support during these difficult times. The space will provide information about coping with stress and loneliness. No commitment needed. Come once, come every week or whatever works for you! Zoom Link to Join

Wednesdays at 2 p.m. EST on January 20 and 27, 2021

Gratitude Sessions

Practices in gratitude can help us regulate our mood, build our resilience and cultivate increased happiness and satisfaction. Join us to learn some strategies on how to be more grateful throughout your day, and for a weekly opportunity to practice and to share your gratitude with our CMU community. No registration needed. Join us when you can. 

Tuesdays, 1:30-2 p.m. EST (check out the events on the CMU Calendar)

Mindfulness Room Weekly Check-In

If you miss taking a moment to relax in the Mindfulness Room, join us for a virtual check-in with the Mindfulness Room team. We'll start each session with a very brief mindful exercise, and then spend the rest of the time connecting and talking about our wellness - what has been challenging, what has helped, and the importance of just having good conversation and check-ins with other CMU community members.

Tuesdays, 5-5:30 p.m. EST (check out the events on the CMU Calendar)

The Power of Rest: Six-Week Restorative Series

What’s the secret behind having a happy, healthy and fulfilling life? It’s not such a mystery: it’s built of daily habits, choices, and a clear connection to the purpose in one's heart. So first we need to connect with who we are and who we are not.

In this six-week series, we will learn how to offer self-compassion in this time of uncertainty and challenge, practice resting an overactive mind and learn to be so that we can create healthy boundaries. We will also explore bite-sized tips to integrate into daily life and exercises that support moving through fear, anxiety and loneliness to reclaim power, peace and joy.

While it is not a requirement to join all six sessions, we believe consistent attendance will offer the most benefit.
For this series, bring a notebook and a pen to the computer and show up fully for yourself. That's it!

Internship & Career Opportunities

Do you plan to search for an internship or research experience in the near future? Set aside some time this break to prepare for the future you and future of work.

Connecting & Networking with Professionals (and CMU Alumni)

In this workshop, you will learn how to start and continue a conversation with professionals at job fairs and other networking events. Discover ways to make connections beyond campus, and learn tips for following up and building relationships to keep your network active.

Prior to the workshop, registrants will be asked to look at the Networking module within Career Launch on Canvas. Visit Handshake to register.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 3-4 p.m. EST

Internship Showcase

Do you plan to search for an internship or research experience in the near future? Not sure where to start? You’ll have an opportunity to learn about a broad range of internships and research experiences while also gaining insight into how to acquire these types of experiences. Students that have worked with top companies, government agencies, university labs, and startups will discuss their experiences and answer your questions. Take a look at the students who participated in the Internship Showcase last year! RSVP on Handshake. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2-5 p.m. EST