Welcome to Student Affairs-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley has a great deal to offer both prospective and current students. The Student Affairs Office seeks to enhance the academic and social experience of all students by serving as a resource and advocate on a variety of important matters such as enrollment and course registration, student accounts, international student services, involvement with local professional and networking associations, and other related activities. The office also guides students toward information and resources pertaining to technology, academic programs, and health and wellness issues. Information on community and social events is also available. The Student Affairs Office also organizes and hosts major on-campus events such as Orientation and Graduation.

For more information regarding Student Affairs on the Silicon Valley campus, please contact Sari Smith, Director of Student Affairs, at sari.smith@sv.cmu.edu or (650) 335-2846, or visit Room 1060 in Building 19.

Key services

Services are offered both at the Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh campuses to ensure your academic and professional success.

International Student Services

To support our international student population, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley works in close partnership with the Office of International Education (OIE) located at the main campus.  Our foreign student and scholar advisor at OIE is Jennifer McNabb, jmcnabb@andrew.cmu.edu, 412.268.5231

For full-time students, you will be working closely with the Office of International Education as you prepare for your studies at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley.  Note that participation in New Student Orientation is mandatory, as you will need to officially check in with OIE at the Orientation program.  If you have any questions, contact Jennifer McNabb.


Enrollment and Course Registration

Each newly admitted student will be assigned an Andrew User ID and Student ID number from your home department. Use this to access important online resources via Enrollment Services - The HUB.

Check in with your home department regarding specific course registration details, and make sure your personal information is accurate and up to date in CMU's systems.

  • The HUB - The main website for financial aid and enrollment services.
  • Student Information Online (SIO) - To view your student account, change your address, check your grades, register for classes, and other important information.

Online Resources

Many resources are available to Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley students to ensure academic success and smooth transition to life as a student and to the Silicon Valley area.  If at any time you have any questions, please email student-services@sv.cmu.edu.

Personal appointment times are scheduled for those students who need a private one on one conversation with Student Affairs, regarding personal concerns.

Topics for personal appointments may include:

Personal and relationship issues, stress concerns, health concerns, depression or any personal topic that you want to talk about.

Schedule a Personal Appointment

Daily office hours are avaiable for any business related student affairs needs.

These hours are posted beneath the signature of Sari Smith's email and on the Student Affairs office in Building 19, Room 1060.

(Office hours are mostly consistent week to week, but updates are made the signature and posting on the Student Affairs office door every Monday. The common office hours for Fall 2015 will be: Mondays from 1:30-3:00pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:00am, Thursdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm and Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm. Changes will be reflected in the email tag and door posting.)

Topics for office hour visits include:

Help with issues related to the Office of International Education, VTA/Bus passes, CMIL cards, or general questions.

Office hours and Appointments for Student Affairs