Especially for Parents and Counselors

Celebration of Diversity weekends are designed to be informative to students, parents and counselors. Please keep in mind that this is a true-to-life college experience so that your student can see if Carnegie Mellon is a good fit academically and socially. Throughout the weekend, parents and counselors follow the same schedule of events as the students. On Monday, parents and counselors can also attend a complimentary continental breakfast, classes and a parent session on campus life. Counselors interested in attending should call 412-268-2082 to make arrangements with a Celebration of Diversity Coordinator.


Overnight accommodations are not available for the parents of participants. If you plan to stay overnight in Pittsburgh, we suggest that you explore the accommodations detailed in the Travel & Accommodations section of this site.

Below you'll find important information for parents and counselors regarding the weekend.

Identification Bracelets

Your son/daughter or student will be required to wear a visitor bracelet at all times while on campus. This bracelet identifies high school students as an OFFICIAL visitor to the campus. All university shuttles, escorts and security services granted to current Carnegie Mellon students will be available to students attending the weekend. Please advise your child or student that these services will only be provided if the bracelet is worn.

Parents' Hotline

Beginning Friday afternoon, a 24-hour hotline will be activated for parents and visiting students. This Hot-Line will provide parents and students with a direct connection to an Office of Admission representative at any time during your visit. The phone number is 412-848-2023. The line will remain active until Monday night at 5 PM.

Trolley Tour of Pittsburgh

The Office of Admission will provide parents or counselors with a tour of Pittsburgh on "Molly's Trolleys." The tour takes place Sunday night from 5:30-6:45 PM. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.