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.
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 by phone on the "I'm In" line: 412.CMU.IMIN (412.268.4646).
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 17 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!
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).
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 The Bridge, our student activities directory.
Spirituality & Meaning Making
Gender-Related & LGBTQIA+
We offer support for all aspects of your student experience. Learn more about student support resources at Carnegie Mellon:
The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (The Center)
Student Academic Success Center
Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)
Career and Professional Development Center