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Undergraduate Admission

Arriving on Campus

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We can't wait to welcome you to Carnegie Mellon.

Throughout the year, we offer different on-campus visit opportunities. We’re currently offering registration for our On-Campus Information Session, student-led Campus Tour, Admission Counseling Sessions and a self-guided Outdoor Campus Walking Route. Please note, registration is required for all events.

We encourage you to check out our online visit opportunities to engage directly with current students and staff. You can sign up for our Admission Mailing List to receive news about future in-person events as they become available.

Let’s start with the basics — where is Carnegie Mellon located?

Here are the important addresses to plug into your GPS:

Carnegie Mellon campus address:

Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

East Campus Parking Garage address:

5040 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Panoramic outdoor image of CMU's campus

Campus Parking

Parking is limited on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Construction, symposiums or conferences, and campus-wide events like Spring Carnival make parking on our campus particularly difficult. We encourage you to review visitor parking information year round and our campus map before arriving. If space is available, park in the East Campus Garage.

Visitor Parking Information

If space is available, park in the East Campus Garage, which is open but may have limited space. Other campus parking garage options may be available to visitors. There is also limited meter parking elsewhere on campus. Parking rates and any dates that East Campus Garage won’t be available to visitors will be posted by Parking & Transportation Services.


Our campus map (PDF)(opens in new window) is available if you'd like to print a copy in advance. Our online campus map is a great resource for finding locations around campus on a mobile device.

If you’re planning to travel via public transportation, we encourage you to review Port Authority Transit maps and schedules.

Campus Visit Policies

We can’t wait to see you on campus, but here are a few logistical considerations you’ll want to keep in mind while you’re visiting:

Disability Accommodations

People with disability challenges who may need additional accommodation are welcome to call the Office of Admission at 412.268.2082.

Limited Space

On certain high volume visit days, we may need to limit the number of family members who can attend the information session due to space constraints.

Personal Belongings

Because of security guidelines and space constraints, the Office of Admission and the Coulter Welcome Center are not able to store any luggage or personal belongings during your visit. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to plan accordingly.


Please be advised that prospective and university students may be photographed randomly while in the university's common areas either by the university's photographer or third party individuals who may or may not be affiliated with the university.


Photographs taken by the university's photographer may be published in marketing or other university materials. The university shall not be liable for any damages or costs whatsoever alleged by any student or third party relating to any photographs taken and/or published.

Dogs and Pets

Dogs are not permitted to accompany visitors on campus tours. Dogs are permitted on campus grounds when leashed and properly attended, but dogs, cats and other pets are not permitted in any university buildings. Service animals are exempt from these restrictions. Read more information about the university's pets on campus policy.