Carnegie Mellon University

Reunion 2019 Preliminary Schedule

The Reunion Weekend 2019 schedule is constantly evolving! Check back often for updates.


Families and guests are welcome to join you in celebrating your reunion milestone. View the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information regarding children's activities.

The Tepper School reunion is held in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University's annual Spring Carnival. In addition to the Tepper School's social and academic opportunities listed above, you will have access to supplemental events that will be happening throughout the campus during your reunion visit. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Afternoon

University Bookstore Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Cohon University Center
Sidewalk Sale times are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

TWIB Alumna of the Year Award Luncheon
12 - 1 p.m. | Tepper Quad location TBD

The Tepper Women in Business club invites alumni in the Pittsburgh area to join us for the 2019 Tepper Women in Business Alumna of the Year Award ceremony and luncheon. The Alumna of the Year Award was founded in 2013 to recognize alumna who excel in their industry or company and demonstrate ongoing involvement and contribution to the Tepper community. The 2019 award recipient will be announced in early spring of 2019.

Tepper School Reunion Registration & Welcome Center
1 - 6:30 p.m. | Room 2202 (Olsavsky Classroom) - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

Back@Tepper: Networking for Students & Recent Graduates
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Tepper Quad location TBD

Join us for a lively and energetic networking session designed to bring together students and alumni from the classes of 2018, 2014, and 2009 (and their guests). Food and beverages will be provided. Back@Tepper is sponsored by the MBA Class of 2013.

Alumni B**rs
5 - 6:30 p.m. | Rohr Commons and The PNC Foundation Room - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

Join our current master's students for this unique business school tradition. Faculty will be invited to join us as well. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Evening

MBA/MSIA Class Parties
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted | Various locations around Pittsburgh

After B**rs, join your classmates for an exciting evening in Pittsburgh. Your class committee will be choosing a designated spot in the city for your classmates to meet and catch up on life events.

Stay tuned for other events traditionally held on Friday of Reunion weekend, including:

  • Specialty tours of campus
  • Campus tours for families and prospective CMU students

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Morning

University Bookstore Hours
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Cohon University Center
Sidewalk Sale times are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tepper School Reunion Registration & Welcome Center
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Room 2202 - Olsavsky Classroom - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

Breakfast with the Class of 1969
9 - 9:45 a.m. | Dean's Conference Room - 4th Floor, Tepper Quad

Class of 1969: Reunite with your classmates over breakfast before Saturday's sessions begin.

Coffee & Conversation with Classmates
9 - 9:45 a.m. | MBA Commons - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

Reunite with classmates over coffee and morning refreshments before Saturday's sessions begin.

Coffee & Conversation with Student Groups
9 - 9:45 a.m. | Various TBD MBA classrooms - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

Join our students for a casual morning meetup!

  • Asian Business Association
  • Black Business Association
  • Latin American Business Club
  • South Asian Business Association. For more information, email Rishav Khemka at rkhemka@tepper.cmu.edu
  • Tepper Veterans Club

Tepper Talks with Faculty 
10 - 10:45 a.m. | Simmons Auditorium B - 1st Floor, Tepper Quad

Join esteemed Tepper School faculty as they present brief, but impactful 15-minute talks on important aspects of their research as it relates to business and society.

Morning Break 
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. | Outside of Simmons Auditorium B - 1st Floor, Tepper Quad

Refill your coffee and continue to catch up with classmates.

School Updates with Dean Dammon
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Simmons Auditorium B - 1st Floor, Tepper Quad

Dean Robert M. Dammon, Professor of Financial Economics; Recipient of Tepper School of Business - George Leland Bach Teaching Award in 1989, 1997, and 2007. The Dean will discuss the future of the Tepper School and share other relevant updates. Time will be reserved for Q&A.

Afternoon and Evening

Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | MBA Commons - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

Class of 1969: Lunch with Dean Dammon
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Tepper Quad location TBD

Alumni Panel: Technology and Innovation
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | TBD MBA Classroom - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Faculty Host: Param Vir Singh, Ph.D., Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Business Technologies
Alumni Panelists:
Christine DeFilippo, MSIA 1994 - Director, AI at Apple
John Markevitch, MSIA 1989 - Head of Core Passenger Data Science at Lyft
Brian Olsavsky, MISA 1989 - CFO at Amazon

Alumni Panel: Finance
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | TBD MBA Classroom - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Faculty Host: Bryan Routledge, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, recipient of Tepper School of Business George Leland Bach Teaching Award in 1998 and 2004
Alumni Panelists:
Keishi Hotsuki, MSIA 1989 - Chief Risk Officer at Morgan Stanley
Patricia Little, MSIA 1984 - CFO at The Hershey Company
Kevin Willsey, MSIA 1989 - Chairman, Global Capital Markets at JP Morgan & Co

Tepper Tea 
2:30 - 3 p.m. | MBA Commons - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Enjoy tea, coffee, and sweet and savory hometown-favorite treats between afternoon sessions.

Alumni Panel: Entrepreneurship
3 - 4 p.m. | TBD MBA Classroom - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Faculty Host: David Mawhinney (MSIA 1990), Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship, Executive Director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship; Executive Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
Alumni Panelists:
Didem Altop, MSIA 1994 - Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 2C Consulting & Project House
Bruce Gebhardt, MSIA 1984 - Partner at Pathfinder Capital Advisors, LLC
Kalpesh Kapadia, MSIA 1999 - Co-Founder & CEO at Deserve
JJ Xu, MBA 2018 - Founder & CEO at TalkMeUp

Alumni Panel: Leadership
3 - 4 p.m. | TBD MBA Classroom - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Faculty Host: Laurie Weingart, Ph.D., Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory
Alumni Panelists:
Stephen Gold, MSIA 1984 - Chief Commercial Officer at HZO
Gunjan Kedia, MSIA 1994 - Vice Chairman, Wealth Management & Investment Services at U.S. Bank
Yves Moyen, MSIA 1989 - Founder & Managing Director at icircle 

Invitation Only: Tepper School Alumni Awards Honorees VIP Reception
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Heinz Field, North Club Lounge, Pittsburgh's North Shore

Tepper School Alumni Awards 2019 honorees and their special guests are invited to join the Dean for an intimate reception prior to the All-Class Reunion Celebration at Heinz Field in the East Club lounge.

Tepper School All-Class Reunion Celebration at Heinz Field
6:30 - 10:30 p.m. | Heinz Field, UPMC Club, Pittsburgh's North Shore

This is the highlight of the weekend! You don't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate your reunion with classmates and faculty one more time before going home. Join us for the closing event of Reunion Weekend 2019.

  • Passed hors-d'oeuvres, food stations, and hosted bar
  • Class photos
  • Photo booth
  • Music and dancing
  • Childcare

Stay tuned for other events traditionally held on Saturday of Reunion weekend, including:

  • Specialty tours of campus
  • Campus tours for families and prospective CMU students

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Reunion classes are encouraged to organize additional class-specific events outside of the general reunion schedule to create more opportunities to reconnect with one another during Reunion Weekend. Examples of some of these committee-orchestrated events have included farewell brunches and visits to Pittsburgh cultural attractions. Check back here soon for additional class-specific activities.

Tepper Holi Festival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Mid to Lower Mall (Closer to Hamerschlag Building)

The South Asian Business Association takes immense pleasure in inviting all Tepper Students, partners, alumni, and guests to SABA Holi 2019!
Come celebrate Holi — one of the biggest and most colorful festivals of the world — with music, dance, food and, of course, colors!
For more information, email Rishav Khemka at rkhemka@tepper.cmu.edu.