Spring Carnival


Carnegie Mellon's Spring Carnival is three days of amusement park rides, adventures in booths, unhealthy snacks, and buggy races.

Join us on April 13-16, 2023 as we celebrate over 100 years of fun, laughter, booth, buggy, and being a Tartan!


Carnegie Mellon's oldest tradition is a favorite of students, alumni, faculty, and staff!

Each year, Carnival is planned and executed by our own Spring Carnival Committee. We love what we do. Alumni Association provides us with access to our amazing alumni network and helps with scheduling, and the Activities Board puts on our big events, such as the concert and comedian. Buggy is held by Sweepstakes Committee. Carnival is the best time of the year for us. Come see what we’re talking about!




Spring Carnival 2023 theme reveal will be happening on October 15, 2022.



Spring Carnival 2022 theme:


Ad Astra

Spring Carnival 2022 is headed to the stars with our theme, Ad Astra! Don’t forget your spirit of exploration and discovery because we are inviting YOU to journey with us beyond galaxies! Midway will be transformed into an out of this world experience for visitors to embark on, Buggy will blast off through the hills, and for Mobot, well, the competitive venture is just getting started. Explore the boundaries of space, marvel at awe-inspiring celestial wonders, and accomplish colossal feats set forth for you at Spring Carnival 2022!



Theme Reveal 2022



SCC Exec Board at 2022 theme reveal!

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Carnegie Mellon’s Spring Carnival is funded in part by your student activities fee!