Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Association

Spring Carnival 2015 Living Library
April 16-18

Carnival is one of THE quintessential CMU traditions, and we hope you plan to return to celebrate! I mean, where else can you find Booth, Buggy, Mobots, and S'n'S shows (among the many other events) in one location? As always, make sure your FIRST STOP back on campus is the Registration & Welcome Area in Wean Commons (Cohon University Center)!

This year's Carnival schedule was created by Alex Stern, senior in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction. We hope this new format makes it easier to see whats happening throughout the weekend. We'll reveal event locations in mid- to late- March, so stay tuned!

After you check out the 100+ events and figure out what to attend, be sure to register online and don't forget to pre-order your Buggy Book and Carnival t-shirt as part of your registration. New this year: option to view who is attending each individual event that requested registration. We hope you like this new feature!

Special thanks to Sam Ahmed (A'16), the Student Carnival Committee Publicity Chair for his work in creating this special alumni teaser video featuring music composed by Andrew Dewey (A'17). We hope it brings back some awesome memories!

What YOU can do to help spread the word:

  • Register for the weekend and encourage your friends to do the same!
  • Post your Carnival photos on our Facebook page using #CMUcarnival
  • Email us if you need updated info on fellow alumni, student organizations or academic departments - we'll assist in outreach
  • Buy your Buggy Books and Carnival tshirts through our registration site!
  • Share what's new in 2015:
    • Buggy 95th Event Track: Specialized events for this milestone!
    • CMU Crowdfunding: Help students raise funds for their university related projects- visit the site!
    • Green is the New Plaid: The Alumni Association is going green - learn how we're participating in the Scotty Goes Green program.
    • Young Alumni Exclusive Event - Steam Tunnel Tours: Admit it, you've always wondered about them.
    • Kid's Programming: Activities for children grades 3 to 5 and 6 to 8. Enjoy Carnival knowing that your kids are with the experienced staff of the Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach. Email Ryan Freytag for more information.

Have questions about campus amenities, local hotels, and more? Check out our FAQ.

See you in April as we celebrate this CMU tradition!  

Spring Carnival 2014 - Best of the Best: Carnival 100 Click to expand

As part of the centennial celebration of Spring Carnival, the Pittsburgh City Council declared April 10, 2014 Carnegie Mellon University Spring Carnival Day in the city.
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Booth Results

1. Sigma Phi Epsilon: Lord of the Rings
2. Alpha Epsilon Pi: Simpsons
3. Delta Tau Delta: Coney Island

1. Kappa Alpha Theta: Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Kappa Kappa Gamma: Wreck It Ralph
3. Delta Gamma: Despicable Me

1. Asian Students' Association: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. Singapore Students' Association: Secret Agent Training School
3. Taiwanese Students' Association: Miyazaki Films

1. Phi Delta Theta: The Olympics
2. Mayur SASA: Avatar: The Last Airbender
3. Mellon College of Science: Batman

Blitz: Math Club: To Infinity and Beyond 
Full Size: Taiwanese Students' Association: Miyazaki Films

Best of the Best: Fringe: Pittsburgh: The Best City in the World
Chairman's Choice: Math Club: To Infinity and Beyond
People's Choice: Kappa Kappa Theta: Pirates of the Caribbean
T-Shirt Award: Taiwanese Students' Association: Miyazaki Films

Check out Booth Reviews from The Tartan

Sweepstakes Results

Men's     Women's    
Place Team Time Place Team Time
1 SDC A 02:04.5 1 SDC A 02:33.5
2 SigEp A 02:14.6 2 Fringe A 02:42.6
3 Fringe A 02:17.0 3


4 SigEp B 02:17.3 4 CIA A 02:58.1
5 Spirit A 02:18.1 5 SigEp A 02:52.8
6 PiKA B 02:25.5 6 PiKA A 03:07.0
7 CIA A 02:23.2 7 SigEp B 02:56.3
  SAE A 02:27.2 8 Spirit A 02:58.9
  Apex B DNS 9 SDC C 02:59.9
8 Spirit C 02:29.5 10 Fringe B 03:00.6
  Spirit B 02:30.7      
  Fringe B 02:31.0      
  SigEp C 02:31.8      
9 CIA B 02:31.9      
10 SDC C 02:32.3      

Watch video streams of the this year's races from cmuTV
Check out the Buggy Recap from The Tartan

Carnival Weekend Social Media Highlights

Spring Carnival 2013 - Fractured Fairytales Click to expand

Spring Carnival 2012 - As Seen on TV Click to expand

Spring Carnival 2011 - When I Was Your Age...! Click to expand

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