Statistically Speaking

Originally called Campus Week, Carnival is one of the many Carnegie Mellon traditions that have entertained students for decades. The Fence, now a unique tradition, was originally built by a senior class of students, in recognition of a former bridge between the Margaret Morrison Women’s College and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Even the university’s Tartan pride has evolved over the years, as Carnegie Mellon is today the only university with a bagpipe music major. While some traditions such as the Fiesta de Primavera, an Activities Board celebration on the last day of classes, have shrunk instead of grown, others such as the Mobot races have emerged to take their places. Here is a look at the history of some Carnegie Mellon traditions:

Year that the first issue of The Tartan was published: 1906

Year that the first fraternity, Theta Xi, was established on campus: 1912

First year buggy held as part of Campus Week celebrations: 1920

First Kiltie Band public appearance and performance: 1922

Year that the Fence was originally erected: 1923

First year the Mobot races, a robot competition outside of Wean Hall, was held: 1994