Hours & Who We Are-Academic Advisory Center (AAC) - Carnegie Mellon University


The Academic Advisor Center (AAC) is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm.

Who We Are

Your Academic Home.

While campus housing works hard to make your residence hall experience your "home away from home," the Academic Advisory Center (AAC) will also be working hard to become your academic home.  It is the AAC's intention to provide an accessible place to begin your exploration of academic possibilities.  You will be asking a lot of questions while you explore, such as:  Is study abroad right for me?  Why can't I decide on a major?  Who can I talk to in order to learn more about research?

We want to help you find the answers to those questions and others.  If AAC advisors do not know the answer, they will help you navigate the excellent resources on campus to find the answer.  They will help bring to light questions you haven't even asked yet.  They will be your first point of contact on academic matters ... and sometimes on the non-academic matters, too.

Welcome to the College.  We're so glad you're here.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Academic Advisory Center (AAC) is:

  • To  support the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) by providing quality service and instilling the value of a Carnegie Mellon education.
  • To serve students in H&SS by providing comprehensive advising in partnership with students and key stakeholders.
  • To foster an exploratory approach to advising that assists students in making meaningful academic,  personal, social and career decisions.
  • To administer the processes and procedures that support the advising function.


The Academic Advisory Center aspires to be a nationally recognized role model of advising excellence.


Collaboration, Empathy, Inclusion, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Accessibility, Shared Purpose, Teamwork, Flexibility, Student Centered