Events, Meetings and Facilities
Are Pittsburgh campus buildings open?
Pittsburgh campus buildings and facilities are closed except to authorized personnel for essential work and research. The Tepper School Building is open to provide students with a place to pick up their online food orders. The Cohon University Center (CUC) has hours of operation for the Post Office, Credit Union and for those who work at the WRCT Radio Station.
Are research labs and facilities open?
Guidance on research is available on the Researcher Resources page.
Will Commencement be held?
The university's Commencement exercises planned for May 17 on the Pittsburgh campus are postponed. CMU conferred degrees virtually at the end of the semester.
CMU is planning to bring the Class of 2020 together for an in-person Commencement celebration on campus, in the next academic year.
For more, visit the Commencement website.
What campus events and meetings are canceled?
Following guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department, Greek Sing and Spring Carnival are canceled. Canceling these events is the only way we can commit to social distancing and to limit the spread of infection.
Varsity, club and intramural sports are canceled for the remainder of the semester for the safety of our students and community.
In-person student organization events are cancelled until further notice. The SLICE office will be issuing guidance on how student organizations can comply with social distancing guidelines to support limited engagement.
Are University Libraries open?
All University Libraries have been closed.
Librarians will continue to support the CMU community with remote teaching and research. Borrowing policies have been relaxed; due dates for all materials have been extended through May 15; and fines will not accumulate during this time. As a reminder, requests for physical Interlibrary loans, holds and recalls are suspended until further notice; electronic resources are still available. There is a comprehensive list of remote resources on the University Libraries website.
Is the Cohon University Center open?
The Cohon University Center will have restricted access for the following services that are remaining open with limited hours: University Postal Services, the Carnegie Mellon University Federal Credit Union and WRCT radio station.
For additional information, please consult the CUC website, which will be updated.
Will campus fitness centers remain open?
Fitness centers in the Cohon University Center, Tepper Quad and housing facilities are closed until further notice. This follows guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department, which has stated the use of fitness facilities increases the risk of virus transmission.
Is the Cyert Center open?
Based on new guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department asking businesses to close for a minimum of two weeks to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 disease, the Cyert Center is closed until Monday, March 30, 2020. Parents will be notified if the closure needs to be extended.
What is the status of other CMU locations besides Pittsburgh?
CMU-Australia will remain open, but all courses will be moved to distance format. Further information for students, faculty and staff will be provided by Emil Bolongaita.
Los Angeles location:
Second-year MEIM students studying in Los Angeles will continue to attend classes in person and will follow strict social distancing and sanitation strategies. University leaders are monitoring the situation in Los Angeles to ensure a safe environment. Further information for students and faculty will be provided by Dan Green.
- Classes at CMU-Q are being taught remotely through the end of the semester, including final exams.
- The building is closed to students, faculty and staff (with the exception of those who are deemed essential for operations.
- More information is available on the CMU Qatar coronavirus website.
Silicon Valley campus:
- Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley has moved to remote teaching until further notice in response to increasing cases of the coronavirus in the County of Santa Clara, California.
- CMU-SV will continue ongoing operations and will allow nonessential staff and faculty to work remotely.
Washington, D.C. location:
Courses taught to our second-year MSPPM-DC students studying in Washington, D.C. will be moved to distance format. The D.C. location will remain open. Students may use the space as usual but will be asked to follow social distancing strategies. Further information for students and faculty will be provided by Sarah Mendelson and Marie Coleman.