Carnegie Mellon University

Reunion 2020 Preliminary Schedule

The Reunion Weekend 2020 schedule is constantly evolving! Check back often for updates.


View the full Reunion 2019 schedule for a sample of what you can expect at your Reunion.

Families and guests are welcome to join you in celebrating your MBA/MSIA reunion milestone. Review the Frequently Asked Questions 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, you'll have access to supplemental events happening across campus during your reunion visit. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Afternoon

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

Tepper Quad Building Tours
11:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Last tour departs at 4:00 p.m.)
Meet at the Reunion Registration Desk | Welcome Center Reception Space - 1st Floor, Tepper Quad
Join our MBA students for guided tours around the Tepper Quad, departing at the top of every hour. Check back between the hours, as we may have extra tour guides available at times as well! 

TWIB Alumna of the Year Award Luncheon
12 - 1 p.m. | TPR 4242 - Kedia-Tayur Seminar Room - Ph.D. Wing, 4th Floor, Tepper Quad
The Tepper Women in Business club invites alumni in the Pittsburgh area to join us for the 2020 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 2020 recipient of this award will be announced in early spring of 2020.  Advance Registration required.

Tepper School Reunion Registration & Welcome Center
12 - 6:30 p.m. | Welcome Center Reception Space - 1st Floor, Tepper Quad

CMU Friday Campus Tour for Families
TBD Time | Meet at the Reunion Registration Desk | Welcome Center Reception Space - 1st Floor, Tepper Quad
Have a teen that's interested in learning more about CMU? Join us for an informative 45-minute tour around campus. Tour is limited to 15 people, first-come, first-serve.

Back@Tepper: Networking for MBA Students & Recent Graduates
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. |  PNC Foundation Event Room, near Rohr Commons - 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Join us for a lively and energetic networking session designed to bring together students and alumni from the MBA classes of 2019, 2015, and 2010 (and their guests). Food and beverage will be provided. Back@Tepper is sponsored by the MBA Class of 2013.

Lessons from Andrew Carnegie’s Legacy of Philanthropy
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. |  TPR 2120 - Aylesworth Classroom - MBA Wing, 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Nearly 100 years later, Andrew Carnegie continues to impact the world not only because of his great wealth, but also because of the strategies that distributed his wealth during his lifetime and through his estate plans. Indeed, Carnegie’s personal strategies can be a powerful lesson on how we might design our own estate plans and create our own philanthropic legacy.

Alumni B**rs
5 - 6:30 p.m. | Simmons Auditorium - 1st 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.

  • 2019: Threadbare Cider House (North Side)
  • 2015: Social (Bakery Square)
  • 2010: Wigle Whiskey (Strip District)
  • 2005: To Be Determined
  • 2000: To Be Determined
  • 1995: To Be Determined
  • 1990: The Yard Gastropub (Shadyside)
  • 1985: To Be Determined
  • 1980: Home of Classmate Kerry Diehl (South Hills)
  • 1975: Home of Classmate Hemant Sanghvi (South Hills)
  • 1970: To Be Determined

Saturday, April 18, 2020

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. | TPR 2202 - Olsavsky Classroom - MBA Wing, 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

Tepper Quad Building Tours
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Last tour departs at 3:00 p.m.)
Meet at the Reunion Registration Room | TPR 2202 - Olsavsky Classroom - MBA Wing, 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Join our MBA students for guided tours around the Tepper Quad, departing at the top of every hour. 

CMU Campus Tour for Families
TBD Time | Meet in the Tepper Quad Atrium, 2nd floor, near Tazza D'Oro Cafe 
Have a teen that's interested in learning more about CMU? Join us for an informative 45-minute tour around campus. Tour is limited to 15 people, first-come, first-served.

Breakfast with the MSIA Class of 1970
9 - 9:45 a.m. | TBD Location
Class of 1970: Reunite with your classmates over breakfast before Saturday's sessions begin.

Coffee & Conversation with Classmates
9 - 9:45 a.m. | MBA Commons - MBA Wing, 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Reunite with classmates over coffee and morning refreshments before Saturday's sessions begin.

Coffee & Conversation with MBA Student Groups
9 - 9:45 a.m. | Various MBA classrooms - MBA Wing, 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad
Join our students for a casual morning meetup! They are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus.

Tepper Talks with Faculty 
10 - 10:45 a.m. | Simmons Auditorium A - 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 A - 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 A - 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 - MBA Wing, 2nd Floor, Tepper Quad

MSIA Class of 1970: Lunch with Dean Dammon
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Dean's Conference Room - 4th Floor, Tepper Quad

Faculty Hosted Alumni Panels
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Two panels
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Two panels
Hear from and interact with the Tepper School's esteemed faculty as they moderate Alumni panels in their area of expertise and research. Check back late-fall 2019 for more information on topics and faculty moderators. 

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.

Invitation Only: Tepper School 2020 Alumni Awards Ceremony
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Heinz Field, North Club Lounge, Pittsburgh's North Shore
Tepper School Alumni Awards 2020 honorees and their special guests are invited to join the Dean for an intimate reception and awards presentation prior to the All-Class Reunion Celebration at Heinz Field in the UPMC 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 MBA/MSIA classmates and faculty one more time before going home. Join us for the closing event of Reunion Weekend 2020.

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

Sunday, April 19, 2020

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 for additional class-specific activities.