Carnegie Mellon University
At this time, Carnegie Mellon is planning for Fall 2020 semester classes to begin in Pittsburgh on August 31 as a hybrid model of instruction, which will deliver both in-person and remote teaching and learning. Plans for the Scotty Saturday are under development and we will communicate updates with new and returning students and families as information becomes available. Get the most up-to-date information on Carnegie Mellon’s response to the coronavirus.

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

Scotty Saturday’s signature event – the Festival on Scotty Saturday traditionally takes place from 3-6pm spanning all along the East/West Walkway into Legacy Plaza, Merson Courtyard, and on The Cut. The festival is a family friendly event featuring many exciting stations, events, and activities:

  • Free and reduced priced Carnegie Mellon swag
  • CMU-themed Arts & Crafts
  • A Marketplace featuring student projects, student organizations, and local businesses in the community
  • Photobooths
  • Inflatables
  • Free fall-themed food & food trucks
  • Carnegie Mellon student performances featuring acapella groups, dance and music organizations, and more!
  • Chartwell’s Applefest featuring a local farmers market complete with chef demos, a vendor fair with free samples including cider, apples, pies, artisan breads and local honey (use your DineXtra, cash, credit, or debit)
  • Spring Carnival Theme Reveal
The Marketplace during the Festival on Scotty Saturday will feature a collection of activities, innovative student projects, food vendors, and sales featuring all that Carnegie Mellon has to offer. Grants for at least $100 per attraction will be available for groups and/or individuals who host activities in the marketplace. Want to host a table in the marketplace, but not sure what to do? Don’t worry, we have some suggestions for you! Suggestions for activities include: pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, cookie decorating, pie eating contests, face painting, temporary tattoos, henna tattoos, kilt photobooth, karaoke, a small service project…the possibilities are endless! Groups are also able to utilize the marketplace as a fundraiser for their organization by selling food, apparel, or other items. Please note, if you are collecting money for a fundraiser, you are not eligible to receive the grant towards your table.

Check out the excitement from Scotty Saturday 2019