Carnegie Mellon University

Reunion 2020 FAQs

Below you'll find the answers to our most popular questions about the Tepper School Alumni Reunion. Check our Travel FAQs if you are looking for answers to questions related to travel, parking, and accommodations.

Yes. Spring Carnival and Reunion Weekend 2020 will be observed April 17-19. It will be an exciting time for all Carnegie Mellon alumni returning to campus. Remember the buggy races? For more information, go to Carnegie Mellon Alumni's site.

All Tepper School/GSIA alumni (and their guests) – regardless of year or program – are invited to attend Reunion Weekend. Each year, we highlight specific MBA/MSIA-reunion milestones and in 2020 we will be celebrating those class years ending in 0 and 5. The Tepper School also highlights the most recent MBA graduating class celebrating their one-year reunion (MBA Class of 2019).

Partners, children, and other special guests of alumni are invited to attend all components of the weekend. Children are welcome to attend all Reunion Weekend activities under the supervision of their parents. Please register your child(ren) as you complete the registration form for you and your guests.


Childcare will be provided at the Saturday night All-Class Celebration at Heinz Field by Flexable. It is available to children 12 and under who are already registered for a Tepper Reunion package that includes the Saturday night all-class party at Heinz Field. Pre-registration for childcare will be available in January 2020, but please email if you have any childcare questions in the meantime.

Children are welcome to attend Reunion Weekend activities under the supervision of their parents. Last year, more than 50 kids were registered as reunion guests. There are a variety of activities available for children. 

Here are some ideas:

  • Carnegie Mellon University has traditionally offered a Kidzone on campus on both Friday and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Frew Street location in the morning, Midway in the afternoon). Moreover, buggy and other Carnival attractions may also be appealing to older children. View the CMU schedule of events, for more information on these activities. 

  • The Kidsburgh website offers a number of ideas for family activities; the visitors guide also contains a wealth of information for travelers.

  • Depending on your comfort level with walking distance, the following attractions are walkable from campus: Phipps Conservatory, Carnegie Museums, and the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh.

Reunion is a time to relax among friends and celebrate! It is generally a casual weekend; however, most alumni choose to dress up (“cocktail attire”) for the special Saturday evening All-Class Reunion Celebration, which is a reception-style dinner. View last year’s reunion photos to get a sense of what alumni chose to wear for the 2019 reunion.

The City of Pittsburgh is accessible by ground, rail, and air transportation.

Public transportation is provided in Pittsburgh by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT). Bus schedules are available at the CMU University Center and online. Furthermore, CMU’s complimentary fixed-route, fixed-stop shuttle service runs throughout the weekend.

Rideshare options are generally plentiful around campus and throughout Pittsburgh city limits and include LyftUber, and zTrip.

Taxis are available in the city, but we recommend pre-ordering your cab service by calling the company to arrange pick-up times and locations. Shuttle service may be provided by your hotel, but you will need to check with the front desk to determine whether or not it provides service to and from campus or other desirable locations.

Additional information regarding transportation can be found on the Carnegie Mellon Transportation Options webpage. (Please note, the “Parking” section does not necessarily apply to Reunion Weekend.)

Golf cart and wheelchair availability: Should you need assistance, please speak with the staff at the Carnival Information Table in the Cohon University Center. If you would like to request a wheelchair in advance, please contact the Carnegie Mellon University alumni events team.

We want to make sure Reunion Weekend is enjoyable, welcoming and accessible for all alumni, students, and their guests. If you or any of your guests have special needs, please let us know.

  • In advance: Please contact us via email or by phone at 412-268-7949.

  • Onsite: Alert the Reunion Weekend staff by going to the Registration Area.

Alert the Office of Alumni Relations to your interest in being a Class Ambassador by sending an email to Alumni Relations. The Tepper School of Business aims to establish class committees by early fall; however, alumni are welcome to join their class committee at any point during the year.

Last year, reunion-year alumni gave an average gift of $1,000. We encourage all reunion celebrants to give a gift at the W.L. Mellon Society level ($2,500+) in honor of their reunion milestone; however, participation at any level is most important.

For more information on methods of giving, visit the Reunion Giving webpage.