Graduate Students-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Students

Housing Services is currently offering on-campus housing to a limited number of graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Graduate student housing is slated to be available in:

  • Shirley Apartments (2 occupant apartments, sharing a bedroom)
  • Auxiliary Properties: Location TBD (tentative; availability will be determined in late summer 2017)

Please note that we do not offer any single occupancy (completely private) apartments – all of our apartments accommodate at least two people. All graduate resident applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at Carnegie Mellon for the full academic year. At this time, we are not able to accommodate requests to house non-student family members.

Due to limited availability, housing is only expected to be offered to graduate students who can commit to a full academic year contract (late August through mid-May.)

Graduate students who have their Andrew IDs are encouraged to complete a Housing application as soon as their Andrew password is set up. Graduate students who will be here for the full academic year (both fall and spring semester) will be given priority regarding campus housing. In mid-to-late July, remaining vacancies will be offered to students needing housing for only the fall semester. 

Housing assignments will be offered on a rolling basis and will continue until all spaces are filled. Once spaces are filled, graduate students may still submit a housing application but should be aware that they will be placed on a waitlist.

Community Housing

Many of our graduate students live in off-campus houses and apartments in the many neighborhoods surrounding the university. Public transportation and university shuttle buses make nearby communities extremely accessible to the campus.

Housing Services does provide some local area information, resource links, and CMU Off-Campus Housing which can be found in the Community Housing section.

Please contact Housing Services at or 412-268-2139 for any questions you may have regarding graduate housing.

Looking for an apartment or roommate?

Visit the CMU Off-Campus Housing site

(Available to current Carnegie Mellon students only)

Roommate Finder