Shirley Apartments-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Shirley Apartments

Shirley has a friendly, committed staff that is passionate about creating a sense of community for their residents with programming and events, including progressive dinners, career-readiness workshops, meditation sessions, and trips off campus to check out the awesome city of Pittsburgh.

Shirley offers one-bedroom doubles with the advantage of air conditioning and a large common living space - a living room, kitchen, and bathroom - which is shared just among the apartment's two residents. Each apartment is more than 450 square feet! First-year Mellon College of Science students who will have labs or coursework in the Mellon Institute will find Shirley a very convenient place to live. It's also located just blocks from the main campus.  Note: For the 2015-2016 academic year only, Shirley Apartments were converted into Reduced Rate Triples.

Shirley Apartments at a Glance

ROOM TYPES: Apartment Doubles (2 occupants)

CAPACITY: 54 residents

LOCATION: 133 North Dithridge Street in Oakland

DEMOGRAPHICS: First-year, male, female

AMENITIES: laundry facilities, common area lounge with a TV room, vending machine, air conditioning

Virtual Tours

Residence hall and apartment virtual tours and photos represent samples of rooms and amenities. Rooms and apartments may differ in layout, size, and configuration.

Shirley Double Bedroom

Shirley Living Room

Room and Building Photos

Floor Plans

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Shirley Housefellow
Helen Wang

Helen Wang

Her advice to first-years: "You have time. You have space. You just need to insist on it."
Shirley Facility Coordinator
Dave Nagy
Part of the CMU community since 1996, Dave manages the daily operations of the Oakland community including Shady Oak, Neville, the Residence on Fifth, Fairfax, Webster, Shirley, as well as private residences.