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Undergraduate Admission

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Departmental Tours and Events

Visiting Individual Schools/Departments

In addition to the general campus tour, various individual schools and departments within Carnegie Mellon offer opportunities for prospective students and families to tour facilities, attend an information session or meet with a faculty member. If the department or school you're interested in doesn't appear below, appointments could possibly be made on an individual basis, in advance of your visit. Please email the Office of Admission at @email for a specific department's contact information. In addition, please note that departmental visits and tours are available only on weekdays. 

College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering(opens in new window)

To arrange a meeting with the Biomedical Engineering department at least one week in advance of your visit, contact Kristin Kropf at @email.

Chemical Engineering(opens in new window)

The Chemical Engineering department is excited to offer Fall Information Sessions for prospective students and families interested in learning more about what Chemical Engineering is and the exciting opportunities available within our department! Please visit this link to explore our virtual and in person dates and times. 

Civil and Environmental Engineering(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Civil and Environmental Engineering offices year-round. Use this link to schedule a visit; you may also reach out to Andrea Francioni Rooney, the Director of Undergraduate Programs, if there are no available meeting times. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering(opens in new window)

ECE is excited to announce the return of their student tour guide program for prospective students interested in electrical and computer engineering. During this 45-minute to 1-hour walking tour, visitors will get an insider's perspective on student life while seeing brand new laboratories and learning about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. For more information and to schedule a tour, click here.

Engineering and Public Policy(opens in new window)/ Science, Technology and Public Policy

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Engineering and Public Policy office year-round to discuss the Engineering and Public Policy or Science, Technology and Public Policy double majors. To schedule an appointment prior to your visit, please visit the Engineering and Public Policy website. We also try to accommodate drop-in visitors in our main office at Porter Hall 126C. For drop-in visits, please contact Deborah Kuntz, EPP Program Coordinator at 412.268.3303.

Materials Science and Engineering(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the Materials Science and Engineering Department. We make every effort to accommodate all requests for department visits year-round. To request a visit, please complete this form. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Paige Houser, Undergraduate Academic Advisor.

Mechanical Engineering(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the Mechanical Engineering Department. To schedule an appointment, please visit the Mechanical Engineering website(opens in new window).

College of Fine Arts

School of Architecture(opens in new window)

The School of Architecture has several visit opportunities for prospective students. Please visit this page for more information regarding tours and information sessions.

School of Art(opens in new window)

The School of Art supports both online and in-person visit opportunities. Visit this link to register for a virtual information session, virtual portfolio review or in-person tour with Art Senior Admissions Officer, Sheika Lugtu. 

School of Design(opens in new window)

The School of Design is excited to offer several options for prospective students seeking visit opportunities. Visit this link to either register for an in-person studio tour or view a recorded information session. 

School of Drama(opens in new window)

Students interested in touring the School of Drama should visit this link to schedule a tour of the Purnell Center for the Arts. 

School of Music(opens in new window)

During the months of June, July, and August, School of Music visits will be offered on an individual basis. Visit this page for more information. 

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Academic Advisory Center(opens in new window)

Prospective students with general questions about the Dietrich College and the transition from high school to Carnegie Mellon are welcome to schedule an in-person or phone appointment to speak with an Academic Advisory Center Advisor by calling 412.268.2924.

Economics(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Undergraduate Economics Program to learn more about our courses, curriculum, and degrees. Please use the program’s online scheduler to set up a meeting with a member of the advising team, either remotely or in-person.

English(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of English to learn more about our majors. Please complete this form to register. 

History(opens in new window)

The Department of History is not currently offering tours of its programs or facilities. Please visit this page for more information. 

Institute for Politics and Strategy(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to make an individual appointment to learn more about the academic programs within the Institute for Politics and Strategy (including the major in International Relations and Politics and the Carnegie Mellon Washington Semester Program). Please contact the Academic Program Manger Emily Half to schedule a meeting.

Modern Languages(opens in new window)

The Department of Modern Languages welcomes prospective students and their families and invites them to explore our course offerings (while there is no Linguistics department per se, we offer an interdisciplinary Linguistics major and minor drawing on courses in Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Psychology). To schedule a meeting with a language-specific faculty advisor, please contact our Undergraduate Coordinator Sue Connelly by email or by phone at 412.268.5669.

Philosophy(opens in new window)

The Department of Philosophy is not currently offering tours of its programs or facilities. Please visit this page for more information. 

Psychology(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of Psychology to learn more about our courses, research opportunities, and majors. To schedule an appointment, contact Emilie O'Leary, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, at 412.268.3153.

Social and Decision Sciences(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of Social and Decision Sciences to learn more about our majors. Contact Connie Angermeier, Coordinator of Student Programs, at 412.268.3251 to schedule an individual meeting.

Statistics & Data Science(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of Statistics to learn more about our majors. Contact Glenn Clune, Undergraduate Academic Advisor, to schedule an individual meeting.

Information Systems

Information Systems(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to reach out via email with questions and to schedule a meeting.

Interdisciplinary Studies

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs(opens in new window)

BXA welcomes prospective students to schedule an individual meeting to learn more about our interdisciplinary programs in Humanities and Arts, Science and Arts, and Computer Science and Arts. Appointments can be made online(opens in new window).

IDeATe(opens in new window)

Prospective students who are interested in adding interdisciplinary collaboration to their undergraduate experience are encouraged to visit IDeATe at Hunt Library to discuss the program. To schedule an appointment, contact Kelly Delaney. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

Mellon College of Science

Biological Sciences(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to reach out via email with questions and to schedule a virtual meeting on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. We cannot guarantee appointments for same day requests.

Chemistry(opens in new window)

The Department of Chemistry tries to provide opportunities for conversation regarding our programs and a short tour of the department's undergraduate laboratories to prospective students and their families on weekdays between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies by email in advance of the desired meeting and provide their preferred date and any time constraints. Unfortunately, same day requests can rarely be accommodated.

Mathematical Sciences(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to reach out via email with questions and to schedule a virtual meeting on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. We cannot guarantee appointments for same day requests.

Physics

The Physics Department encourages you to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Gillian Ryan.  For additional questions, please email Amanda Bodnar, Academic Program Manager.

School of Computer Science

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

Prospective students are welcome to explore the School of Computer Science via a series of recorded information sessions, led by faculty members representing each of its four majors. Visit this link to view the recordings. 

Computational Biology(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Computational Biology Department. We encourage participation in the Turn Tartan Experience with Admission. Please contact @email to discuss the undergraduate Computational Biology program. 

Tepper School of Business

Business Administration(opens in new window)

Interested students and their families are welcome to request an appointment with a staff member using our online scheduler.

Economics(opens in new window)

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Undergraduate Economics Program to learn more about our courses, curriculum, and degrees. Please use the program’s online scheduler to set up a meeting with a member of the advising team, either remotely or in-person.

Non-Academic Departments

Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation(opens in new window)

Students who are interested in varsity athletics should complete the Recruit Questionnaire(opens in new window) for their respective sport. If interested in meeting while on campus, in addition to the questionnaire, prospective recruits should also contact the appropriate coach in advance by email(opens in new window)

Students interested in finding out more about club sports, intramural sports, and other physical education opportunities should visit our Recreation website(opens in new window).

Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC)(opens in new window)

Finding fulfilling summer internship and full-time work after graduation is an important component of the educational process. CPDC Career Consultants and staff are available to talk with prospective students about careers and the services we offer. If you'd like to schedule a meeting while you're visiting campus, please email us the following information:

  • Name of student/family members visiting campus
  • Date(s) of visit
  • Two preferences for times of visit. Our offices are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a 15-minute meeting
  • Carnegie Mellon college and/or major that you're most interested in
  • An email address where we can confirm your request

ROTC(opens in new window)

Students who are interested in the ROTC programs at Carnegie Mellon have the opportunity to tour the facilities and meet with ROTC recruiters. To schedule an appointment, contact Michael Danko at 412.268.8747.

Office of Disability Resources(opens in new window)

Students with inquiries or questions about disability resources at Carnegie Mellon can connect with Catherine Getchell(opens in new window) at 412.268.6121.

Contact

Office of Admission

Warner Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
F: 412.268.7832