Why Live on Campus?-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Why Live on Campus?

As research shows, the college residential experience significantly contributes to academic success, graduating on time, and the positive development of the whole student. Additionally, living on campus facilitates involvement and integration into the university community. At Carnegie Mellon University, living on campus provides:

  • A 24/7 community of support
  • A place where safety and security are top priorities
  • A residential experience that fosters personal development, meaningful engagement, and life-long relationships
  • Convenience to all academic buildings, the student center, and 34 dining locations
  • Fully furnished rooms and spaces
  • All-inclusive living, including housing, utilities, cable, and Internet
  • Amenities such as laundry and fitness facilities
  • Freedom for travel over the summer months, as our Housing License Agreement is for the academic year only
  • Housing and dining accommodations for students with special needs related to a health concern