Carnegie Mellon students are engaged architects of their own experience. This includes academic and non-academic exposure and involvement on campus, in the city of Pittsburgh and globally. The University strives to provide an environment and opportunities to support that engagement. Student life also includes day-to-day basics such as housing, dining and ID Cards. Taking care of these necessary aspects of student life also contribute to a student's experience and personal growth.
Connect with the Campus Community
The Division of Student Affairs supports and fosters intellectual and personal growth and helps students explore and experience different aspects of college life. They can provide opportunities that involve students in the campus community and grow and develop skills that complement students' overall academic achievement.
Virtual Tour of Campus
Graduate housing is not provided by Carnegie Mellon. However, Pittsburgh has a variety of affordable housing options, friendly neighborhoods, and easily accessible public transportation. The links in this site provide assistance to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff who are seeking housing in the communities surrounding the University.
- Carnegie Mellon’s Community Housing
- Housing Resources for Graduate Students
- Student Guide to Pittsburgh
- City of Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
- Map of Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
- New Colonist for overviews of popular neighborhoods
Dining Services offers several meal options to choose from that can be used at various locations both on- and off-campus.
Carnegie Mellon is located at the junction of three major neighborhoods (Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Oakland) and is within walking distance of restaurants and shops. There are many Transportation OPTIONS such as bike, bus, carpool, and Zipcars.
Graduate students may ride any Port Authority Transit (PAT) vehicle (bus, train (The "T"), or incline with a Photo ID card. Maps and schedules are available to help you plan your route. Paper copies are available at the University Center.
Late night transportation
Student Affairs provides Safewalk escorts to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, and staff who need to walk across campus during late night hours.
The university operates two separate transportation systems for the convenience and safety of our students, the Shuttle Service and the Escort Service.
Photo ID Card
Photo ID Cards are available in Warner Hall, Lower Level.
- Student Photo Identification Cards
- Affiliate identification cards for families and domestic partners
- Registration Statement of Domestic Partnership of Carnegie Mellon Students
- Affiliate Identification Card Request Form
- Card Accessible Services
Campus Communication Resources
My.cmu.edu promotes public university events. It allows campus organizations to announce events and communicate description, location, RSVP details, contact information and any applicable fees.
The Tartan has been Carnegie Mellon University's student-run newspaper since 1906. With a weekly broadsheet paper circulation of 6,000, The Tartan serves the campus community of 9,500 students as well as faculty, staff and administration.
The "8 1/2 x 11 News" is published weekly by the Internal Communications group.
Carnegie Mellon Today Magazine, a publication of Carnegie Mellon University, serves the interests of alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends. We publish print and Web editions of the magazine several times a year.
The Piper is a source for official Carnegie Mellon news from the Internal Communications Department. Published monthly during the academic year, the Piper is dedicated to telling the stories that make Carnegie Mellon an educational institution like no other.
FOCUS is a publication of the faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon University.