Themed Living Areas-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Themed Living Areas

Carnegie Mellon University offers a number of themed living areas for incoming first-year students. Some are by invitation only, while others are open to all incoming residents who are selected based on their response to an essay question and other application criteria. 

Please note: Changes to the Themed Living options and buildings are expected for the 2016-2017 academic year.  All changes will be announced in early March 2016.

Explore some of the themed options below:

Wellness House — add a holistic health promotion model to the traditional residence hall setting

Leadership and Global Studies — a living learning community to develop leadership capacities

Quantitative Social Science Scholar (QSSS) — extend classroom activities in a social setting with the peers

Science and Humanities Scholars Programs (SHS) — initiative capitalizes on the talents and interests of SHS students

Humanities Scholars Program (HSP) — an opportunity for Humanities Scholars to extend their classroom activities in a social setting

BXA Interdisciplinary Degree Program — extend classroom activities in a social setting

Quiet Living — 24-hour formal, concentrated quiet environment