Themed Living Areas-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Themed Living Areas

Carnegie Mellon University offers a number of themed living area (also known as special interest housing) for incoming first-year students. Some of these programs are by invitation only, while others are open to all incoming residents who are selected based on their response to an essay question or other application criteria. 

To learn more about these themed living areas, select one below.

Wellness Housing — 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