Transfer Students-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Transfer Students

Congratulations and welcome to Carnegie Mellon!

On-Campus Housing

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.

Off-Campus Housing

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.