Tartan Life Outside the Classroom
Academic life is just one part of your experience as a college student. Campus life is a big part of it, too! About 65% of our undergraduate students choose university housing. Living on campus can give you a place to prepare for classes or share a quick bite with friends, a place to find peace and privacy, and space to chill out after a full day.
Eager to hear about Tartan life from current Tartans? Be on the look-out for communication in the spring regarding official visit opportunities and events. Are you the more one-on-one inquiring kind? Connect directly(opens in new window) with a Tartan Ambassador to get your questions answered!
We want you to have all the information you need to make Carnegie Mellon your home for the next four years. There's specific information for admitted students below, but be sure to explore housing, dining and more online for additional information. If you have questions, you can always reach the Office of Admission at 412.CMU.IMIN (412.268.4646) or @email.
Watch and learn how Student Affairs nurtures your intellectual and personal growth and works alongside you to shape a rewarding and unforgettable college experience.
Student Athletes in Action
We are #TartanProud! At Carnegie Mellon, we boast more than 400+ Tartan student athletes and 19 NCAA Division III teams. Watch some of our Tartan teams in action.
First-year students are required to live on campus and are guaranteed university housing. After you enroll at Carnegie Mellon, you'll receive more detailed information and gain access to the online housing application. On your housing application, you'll not only indicate your residence hall preferences, but also answer several questions that will help us match you with a roommate. Housing assignments will be made at random, without regard to the admission deposit date.
You can find more information about first-year housing options and how to apply for housing on the Housing Services and Residential Education website. You can even take virtual tours of all the residence halls and room types!
If you can't wait to hear more about being a Tartan, watch a recorded campus life session to learn more!
Meal plans vary based on your individual needs and interests. With a meal plan, you may dine at any of our 35+ dining concepts located across campus, including in the Cohon University Center, residential areas and academic buildings. You should select the meal plan that best reflects your lifestyle and dining habits. You can find more information on meal plans on the Dining Services website(opens in new window). Enjoy this video from Dining Services for an overview of the exciting cuisine options on campus.
With 400+ student-run organizations on campus, there are boundless opportunities to get involved and make your mark. Below is just a sampling of the kinds of student-run organizations you can join. For a complete list of student organizations, check out TartanConnect, and for more information about getting involved on campus, check out SLICE, our office of Student Leadership, Involvement and Civic Engagement.
Arab Student Organization
Asian Students Association
Awareness of Roots in Chinese Culture
Chinese Student Association
Hong Kong Student Association
Indonesian Students at Carnegie Mellon
Japanese Student Association
Korean Student Association
Korean-American Student Association
Mayur - South Asian Student Association
Romanian Students Association
SALSA Spanish and Latin Student Association
Singapore Students' Association
SPIRIT Black Student Union
SIAM Thai Students Association
Turkish Student Society
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students
American Marketing Association
National Society of Black Engineers
Carnegie Leadership Consultants
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
CMU Science Olympiad
Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Club
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Student Chapter
Society of Women Engineers
Women@School of Computer Science
Young African Leaders Association
Spirituality & Meaning Making
Agape Christian Ministry
Asian Christian Fellowship
Catholic Newman Club
Chabad of Carnegie Mellon University
Chinmaya Yuva Kendra
Christians on Campus
Council of Religious Advisors
Hillel Jewish Students Association
Klesis Christian Fellowship
Muslim Student Association
CMU OM - An Indian Cultural Organization
Gender-Related & LGBTQIA+
Feminists Engaged in Multicultural Matters and Education
MOSAIC: A Conference on Intersectionality
Strong Women Strong Girls
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Carnegie Mellon University Model United Nations
SAFE: SARV Activisim for Everyone
Women in Politics
We offer support for all aspects of your student experience. Learn more about student support resources at Carnegie Mellon:
Watch recorded campus life sessions to see how Carnegie Mellon can help foster your personal and intellectual growth.
Faculty, staff and students have access to CMU's on-campus post office, our Tartan Ink copy and print center, and transportation and parking services. You can also visit the University Stores to purchase art and school supplies, Carnegie Mellon University clothing and gifts, computers and technology, and textbooks and course materials.