First-year Move-in Day-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Check-in for First-year and Transfer Students


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Stever & Morewood E-Tower Map

E-Tower & Stever Map

Mudge Map

Mudge Map

Boss, McGill, Donner, Hamerschlag, Henderson, Scobell Map

The Hill

Residence on Fifth Map

Residence on Fifth Move In Map

Shirley Apartments Map

Shirley Apartments Move In Map

Move-in Day: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Check in for all first-year students (including international and transfer students) is Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

After 3:00 pm on August 20, students who reside in Residence on Fifth or Shirley Apartments, go to the Residence on Fifth Service Desk to check in. All other residents, go to the Margaret Morrison Housing Services Office. Both locations are open 24 hours.

If you arrive on campus after August 20, go to the the Margaret Morrison Storefront office at 5134 Margaret Morrison Street to obtain your student ID, keys, and orientation materials. If you live in the Residence on Fifth, please go to the Residence on Fifth Service Desk located at 4700 Fifth Avenue to obtain your ID, keys, and materials. If you are not able to arrive on August 20 and will be arriving later in the week, please email so that we know to hold your space for you.

There will be four check-in tents that will be operating on August 20. Find the building that you've been assigned to below and check-in at the appropriate tent. Volunteers will be available at the check-in locations to assist with unloading your belongings. Information about check-in tent locations with driving directions will be sent closer to opening day.

When you check in, you will receive your Carnegie Mellon ID+ encoded with your housing access directly on it, as long as you submitted a photo to the Card Office in advance. If you haven't already submitted your photo ID, visit the ID Card Services website for instructions. Otherwise, you will receive a temporary key at check-in time and can pick up your ID card at the Card Office later in the day.

Check-in at the Margaret Morrison Street tent if you are living in:

Boss House Henderson House Roselawn Houses Woodlawn Apartments
Doherty Apartments Margaret Morrison Apartments Scobell House
Donner House McGill House Welch House
Hamerschlag House Resnik House West Wing

Check-in at the Morewood Gardens courtyard tent if you are living in:

Morewood Gardens Morewood E-Tower Mudge House Stever House

Check-in at the Residence on Fifth lobby if you are living in:

Clyde House Neville Apartments Shady Oak Apartments
Fairfax Apartments Residence on Fifth Webster Apartments

NOTE : We will welcome new international students as they move in with their first-year classmates on Saturday, August 20. International students must attend a mandatory immigration check-in which takes place during the Welcome Day activities on Sunday, August 21. The Office of International Education will provide additional details about this session and other sessions of particular relevance to international students and their families in the coming months.