Transitional Housing-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

2016 Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing is available only for international graduate students or undergraduate exchange students from August 6, 12pm (noon) until August 15, 12pm (noon).

The Transitional Housing Apllication will be available in July 2016.

If you need temporary housing before August 6, you can either stay in a local hotel (visit for hotel listings near Carnegie Mellon University) or stay in on-campus Summer Guest Housing operated by the Conference & Events Services Office. 

If you have any questions, contact Housing Services at or 412-268-2139412-268-2139.


  • Single and double rooms will be available.
  • Assignments will be given when you arrive for your reservation at The Residence on Fifth desk (4700 Fifth Avenue).
  • These are dormitory accommodations; sheets, pillows and towels are provided and bathrooms are shared and single gender. Please see room rates under Payments/Charges/Rates below.
  • Every effort is made to fulfill designated roommate requests. If your requested roommate is not a Carnegie Mellon student, you must indicate that on your application.
  • Roommates are assigned to individuals placed in double rooms who have not identified a roommate.
  • Rooms are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis and single rooms are extremely limited.
  • Individuals assigned a double room due to the unavailability of a single will be assigned a roommate.

Canceling A Reservation

If you reserve transitional housing and cannot use it, you must cancel your reservation 48 hours in advance of your stay or you will be billed for the full amount of your reservation.

Check-in And Check-out

Check-in is through The Residence on Fifth Service Desk (4700 Fifth Avenue) in the entrance of the building. The Residence on Fifth Service Desk is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.


By submitting an application for transitional housing you agree to allow Housing Services to bill your Fall 2016 student account for the number of nights you indicate on your application form. Your student account will be billed after you check out. Only students who will not move into campus managed housing will be billed for transitional housing. Credit cards, cash and travelers checks are NOT accepted. Failure to cancel your reservation 48 hours prior to your reservation date will result in a full charge of the reservation.

  • Room rate per night per person to share a double room with linen TBA
  • Room rate per night for a single room with linen TBA

Terms And Conditions

It is understood and agreed that Carnegie Mellon Housing Services (the University) grants to this applicant (the student) the right, license and privilege to occupy and use the assigned accommodations for the period specified. The student is subject to the terms and conditions stated in this document and those pertinent rules and regulations detailed in the contract, Housing policies, the Undergraduate catalog and any other additional conditions promulgated by the University from time to time. (During the summer it is expected that maintenance work may require the relocation of transitional residents.)

Violation by the student of the terms and conditions stated herein or those of the previously cited sources will result in whatever disciplinary and punitive action the University feels is reasonable and warranted. By signing and submitting an application for transitional housing students agree that they have read and will abide by all the information and policies outlined above and any others published to them by the University or Housing Services during their stay.