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Guest Housing

Guest Housing at Carnegie Mellon University is available to individuals visiting the Carnegie Mellon University campus for University-related purposes. Situated in the heart of Oakland, CMU's campus is near dozens of restaurants and cafés, parks, cultural and shopping districts, as well as a short commute to downtown. One of the most livable cities, Pittsburgh is home to over 86,000 students from 10 colleges and universities. 
In order to qualify for Guest Housing: 
  • Guests must be 18 years or older to stay in Guest Housing 
  • Guest must be visiting the Carnegie Mellon University campus for University-related purposes such as:
    • Visiting students or professors
    • Research sponsor employees working with University faculty or staff
    • Guest lecturers
    • Visiting researchers or scientists
    • Currently enrolled full-time Carnegie Mellon University students needing temporary accommodations 
    • Prospective students and parents who are visiting the University campus or participating in a University campus tour

Summer Guest Housing Accommodations (Available May 25, 2024 through NOON on August 3, 2024): 

Guest Housing residents will be staying in the Fairfax Apartments.

If you choose double occupancy in a double room, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender.  All guests (up to 5 people) in each suite share one bathroom.  The living space will also be shared with the other guests.  Please note: there will be guests checking in and checking out on different days which means that you might have a roommate arrive before or after you. There is a 3 night minimum required for guest housing.

The nightly rates are as follows:
Double occupancy in a double room (2 people per room) $46.02 (per person/per night)
Single occupancy in a small single room (1 person per room) $54.60 (per person/per night)
Single occupancy in a double room (1 person per room) $62.08 (per person/per night)

Please note: the entire cost of your length of stay must be paid in full at time of registration

 Click here to Register

Housing Amenities:

Linens are included in the prices listed above (bed linens, bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth).  Long-term guests will receive a weekly linen changes. All utility costs are included in the nightly rate. The many amenities available include a 24-hour secured, air-conditioned and fully furnished apartments and on-site laundry. Microwaves, iron and ironing boards cooking and cleaning supplies are NOT included. 


A complimentary guest Internet account will be available upon check-in.


There are parking options available as part of Guest Housing. Please contact Conference & Event Services prior to your arrival to make parking arrangements.
For questions about whether your purpose for requesting Guest Housing may be considered a University-related business or purpose, please contact the Conference & Event Services office by telephone at 412-268-1125 or by email at