You'll be checking off many enrollment tasks during the summer, but some are important to complete early. To make your life a little easier, we’ve divided your tasks into things to do now, next and later.
While you'll receive more information about preparing for Carnegie Mellon over the summer, you can check out a full list of the recommended and required tasks to complete.
Create Your Andrew Account
One week after you submit your enrollment deposit, Computing Services (@email) will email you instructions with the subject line "Retrieve your Andrew ID." This email will allow you to access your Andrew ID through a link, which will expire after 30 days.
The link will guide you through the First Pass Process, which enables you to set your password.
This is one of those to-do tasks that you’ll want to take care of right away. You will need your Andrew ID and password to apply for university housing, register for classes, submit your health history and immunization forms, enroll in student health insurance and provide you with access to the university's computing services, such as SIO, computing clusters and your Andrew email account.
Technical issues? Questions about your Andrew Account or the First Pass process? Email Computing Services (@email).
Complete Housing and Dining Forms
Once you create your Andrew Account, you can complete the Housing Application & License Agreement and the Meal Plan Enrollment Form through the Housing and Dining Portal. These forms are due by May 31.
Complete the Parent/Family Information Form
Now that you're enrolled, complete the Parent/Family Information Form by May 31 so that you and your parents, guardians or other family members can receive updates about campus events and initiatives.
Family and parents are valued members of our Carnegie Mellon community. Learn more about how your parents, guardians and family members can stay in the know with you while you're at CMU.
Tell Us Your Pronouns and Preferred Name
NameCoach gives students the ability to record the preferred pronunciation of their names, provide the phonetic spelling of their names, and store their pronouns. This information is then made available in the internal student information system for authorized academic and administrative advisors. To use NameCoach, log in to Student Information Online (SIO) and select the Name Recorder button from your My Info page.
Students who wish to designate a preferred first/given name can also do so using Student Information Online (SIO). Once you set a preferred name, it will appear in academic resources, rosters, ID cards and the campus directory. Setting your preferred name won't replace your legal name where it is required for university or legal communications, and it won't change your Andrew ID or email address.
Newly enrolled students can only access Student Information Online (SIO) after May 17.
As a first-year student, you’ll kick off your Carnegie Mellon experience with the First-Year Orientation program. It’s designed for the meet-new-friends, make-some-memories and soak-up-the-culture kind of mind. Upperclass student leaders help plan and present the program, so you can look forward to a fun and helpful introduction to university life.