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Safe, comfy and convenient. Carnegie Mellon Housing Services is here to make sure your housing feels like home.

Housing Application and Housing License Agreement

Both the Housing Application and Housing License Agreement should be completed by May 31. Housing assignments will be made at random, without regard to the admission deposit date.

Check back in the spring to access the Housing Application and License Agreement!

For more information on your housing application, please visit Carnegie Mellon's Housing website.

Room Assignment Information

Housing assignments are posted in Student Information Online (SIO), typically during the first week of July. The assignment will include building, room and roommate information. Students can start logging into SIO in late May.

Often a small number of first-year students aren't assigned by early July and will receive either an Open Assignment or an assignment to a temporary housing accommodation. As vacancies become available throughout the summer, these spaces will be used for first-year students with Open Assignments or temporary housing. As these assignments occur, students will be notified of their assignment and roommate information. Learn more about Open Assignments and temporary housing.

In July, students should begin visiting the Housing website for additional important information, including details about Move-In Day. Please be advised that due to summer housing demands, you won't be permitted to enter residence halls or store belongings before Move-In. 

Applications received after May 31

Assignments for students whose applications are received after May 31 will be based on availability regardless of deposit date. Building preferences will be honored when available as applications are received.

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Nourish your body and feed your senses. Carnegie Mellon Dining Services offers a cornucopia of dining destinations on campus.

Dining on Campus

Dining options are available to students throughout campus including in residential and academic buildings. Carnegie Mellon provides more than 35 dining concepts across campus, including Nourish, Carnegie Mellon’s allergen-friendly kitchen. Dining Services offers specialty and global cuisines, pizza and burgers, salads and smoothies, breakfast all-day, sushi and traditional fare along with orthodox kosher, halal and vegan and vegetarian options.

Grubhub Mobile Ordering and GET Funds

Grubhub(opens in new window) allows mobile food ordering at participating dining locations. Using Grubhub, Carnegie Mellon students and community members can view menus, place orders, and pay using meal blocks, DineXtra, FLEX dollars or a credit/debit card. Students can use GET Funds to add DineXtra funds to their account and view their balance and spending history.

Special Dietary Needs

Students with special dietary needs will work with University Health Services to create a meal plan that works for them. Dining’s on-staff registered dietitian is also available to these students to help them understand the many dining options that are available.

Dining Plans

First-year students are required to have a meal plan. The Dining Plan Agreement should be completed on or before May 31. Participation in the Carnegie Mellon Dining Plan offers students convenience and value through a variety of meal plan options. Meal plans are encoded on the Carnegie Mellon ID Card for added convenience. 

Eating for Health

Fresh, nutritious food is an integral part of the health and wellness of Carnegie Mellon’s campus community. Dining Services makes eating well easy and delicious by creatively preparing meals that emphasize fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits and lean proteins, as well as eateries that serve vegan and vegetarian meals and foods that are free from gluten and the top eight major allergens.

In addition to offering menus with food choices that optimize the health of our diverse community, Dining Services is also committed to integrating food and nutrition education into the student experience through interactive wellness events, farmers markets, food demonstrations, cooking classes, lectures and on social media.

For menus, hours, specials and more visit the Dining Services website.

Carnegie Mellon Dining Services