Carnegie Mellon University

Scotty Saturday

Scotty Saturday takes place on Saturday, October 7th, 2023!

Scotty Saturday celebrates Carnegie Mellon spirit and pride! Join us for a fun-filled day of activities, CMU traditions, student talent showcases, free snacks, and CMU swag. 

Scotty Saturday has grown and is now happening the weekend before Family Weekend.

photo of CMU student and guests at a petting zoo

Spend the afternoon connecting with the CMU community and enjoy unique experiences on campus

photo of two women posing with a painted pumpkin

Scotty Saturday 2022 featured many exciting activities and stations, including CMU-themed arts and crafts

a smiling CMU family

Show your pride with CMU gear. Check out our discounted CMU-branded merch items

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Who doesn’t love free snacks and goodies?

Scotty Saturday at a Glance

Scotty Saturday activities and events will fill the afternoon and evening, taking place all along East/West Walkway into Legacy Plaza, Merson Courtyard and The Cut.

2023 Schedule of Events 
            Fall Day of Service | 8:30am - 12:00pm 
            Afternoon Adventures | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
            Night Market | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
            Student Showcase | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
            Apparel Sale  | 4:00pm - 6:30pm (Cash Only)


  • CMU-themed activities, workshops, experiences, and crafts
  • Games, puzzles, scavenger hunt
  • Free snacks and coffee including La Prima Espresso and Pittsburgh Popcorn
  • Marketplace tabling from student organizations, student entrepreneurs, and local businesses
  • Student performances featuring a cappella and independent music organizations
  • AB's 55th birthday celebration with a zipline, trivia, and more fun

More details, the schedule, and a map can be found on TartanConnect: Scotty Saturday

How to get involved in Scotty Saturday

Sponsor an event or activity

Small grants are available for groups or individuals who sponsor and facilitate activities during the afternoon. Ideas include: pumpkin painting, cornhole tournaments, cookie decorating, small service projects, henna, or photobooths.

Night market

  • Showcase your organization: tell the campus what your organization is all about and how to get involved
  • Fundraise: student groups may sell food, apparel, art, or other items to raise funds
  • Individual entrepreneurs: promote or sell items, art, and/or handmade goods from your own small business


Groups can utilize the marketplace as a fundraiser for their organization by selling food, apparel, or other items. Fundraising groups are not eligible to receive the grant.

Student Showcase

Perform as an individual or as an organization for the Night Market attendees. Music, dance, comedy, poetry are all welcome for this small, casual performance space.