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Turn Tartan Experience

Students walking outdoors on CMU campus with the Walking to the Sky public sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky in the background

Get to know our community of dreamers, doers, ponderers and performers by attending Turn Tartan Experience!

About Turn Tartan Experience

The Turn Tartan Experience is designed to immerse you in all things Carnegie Mellon. You'll have the opportunity to hear from faculty, talk to current students, and ask any questions you may have about the life of a Tartan. Review session offerings below and be on the lookout for Fall 2024 registration!

Schedule and Important Information

Turn Tartan Experience helps prospective students get to know our campus, learn about academic and artistic opportunities, meet faculty and hear from current students about their Carnegie Mellon experience. Please see detailed schedules below for sessions and classes offered as part of the Fall 2023 experience.

*While Turn Tartan Experience does not have an overnight component, students will be able to sit in on specific classes and take advantage of departmental office hours on Monday, November 6. Students and families are required to find their own overnight accommodations.

Turn Tartan Experience Sunday Schedule

Monday Departmental Office Hours Schedule

Monday Class Schedule


Sessions and Offerings

You'll pick and choose which sessions to attend. When you register, you will select the information session and campus tour times that you want. When you arrive, you can add or remove sessions to create your personal Turn Tartan Experience schedule. Available sessions include:

Academic Sessions

Hear from faculty about Carnegie Mellon's six academic colleges:

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Mellon College of Science
  • School of Computer Science
  • Tepper School of Business

Additionally, you can learn more about two of our most popular interdisciplinary options: BXA Intercollege Degree programs and the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) program.

Campus Experience Sessions

Learn more about getting involved and getting the support you need with sessions from campus partners including:

  • Student Academic Success Center
  • Career and Professional Development Center
  • Undergraduate Research Office
  • Study Abroad
  • Campus Health and Wellness

Celebration of Diversity Sessions

Learn more about Carnegie Mellon's resources supporting diversity and success on campus through the following sessions

  • Post Graduate Outcomes Panel
  • Academic and Social Integration Panel
  • Finding Community Through Affinity Spaces at a Selective University 
  • The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Information Session & Campus Tour

We encourage you to invite your parents or guardians to join you for an in-depth review of Programs, Admission and Financial Aid at our specialized Information Session.

Visitors will be offered the opportunity to attend an in-person Campus Tour with one of our Tartan Ambassadors who will share their perspective while showing you classrooms, laboratories, traditions, and unique architecture around campus.

Get a Sneak Peek

We recorded many of our sessions during our Fall 2022 Turn Tartan Experience series. If you can't wait for our 2024 events, check out any recorded sessions of interest.