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!




Scotty in Wonderland





Get ready to step into an alternate universe with Spring Carnival’s 2023 Theme, Scotty in Wonderland. Inspired by the Alice in Wonderland book and film, we wanted to make it more fitting to our Tartan tradition by replacing Alice with Scotty! This year’s theme will be a way for organizations to embrace CMU’s beloved Scotty dog into one of our oldest traditions, which is Carnival, in a fun and creative way. Anything that is impossible or seems impossible in our world can come true at Spring Carnival 2023!





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