Congratulations and welcome to Carnegie Mellon!
We make every effort to accommodate all new transfer student applicants within university housing. However, due to the high demand for housing among our returning and new first-year students, we are unable to guarantee housing to transfer students for the fall semester. Transfer students who apply for housing will be placed on a housing waitlist and will be notified as soon as a space becomes available.
Transfer students are usually assigned to upper-class living areas, but this can vary depending on class standing. Housing assignments for transfer students on the housing waitlist are made throughout the summer — usually in July and August — as spaces become available. In many instances, we are not able to make assignments until right before classes start since some returning upper-class students do not make the decision to leave the university until this time.
If you are interested in living in university housing, you should submit your Upper-class Housing Application as soon as you make the decision to transfer to Carnegie Mellon and pay your admissions deposit. Our staff will keep in touch with you through regular e-mails to update you on the status of your waitlist application.
Since transfer students are not required to live in university housing, many transfer students choose to find housing off-campus in the communities surrounding Carnegie Mellon. You are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available through Community Housing Services to assist with your housing search.