Carnegie Mellon University

First-Year Orientation

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon University, undergraduate first-year and transfer students!

First-Year Orientation 2022 will take place August 20-28.

First-Year Orientation supports new students in a successful transition to Carnegie Mellon. Our summer communications and programs, combined with our week-long First-Year Orientation program, introduce incoming undergraduate students to our inclusive and caring campus community. Our First-Year Orientation program is a dynamic and engaging experience that will help new students build the foundation for academic success, community membership, well-being, campus involvement and pride in being a Tartan. 

Welcome & Onboarding Webinars

First-Year Student Welcome & Onboarding Webinar
Monday, June 6, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. EST (GMT-4)

The First-Year Student Welcome and Onboarding Webinar is designed for all domestic and international students and will include details about planning for the fall 2022 semester, tasks that incoming students need to complete during the summer months, and how to prepare for your arrival in Pittsburgh this fall. You and your family will leave the webinar with information that will assist in a successful start at Carnegie Mellon.

Register for the First-Year Student Welcome & Onboarding Webinar!

First-Year International Student Webinar
Wednesday, June 8, 8 - 9 a.m. EST (GMT-4)

We invite incoming international students to attend the First-Year International Student Webinar. This additional webinar will cover important information specifically for incoming international students including immigration requirements, travel planning, COVID-19 restrictions, and safety.

Register for the First-Year International Student Webinar!

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House Wars

A CMU Orientation tradition, House Wars brings the resident hall communities together for a competition unlike any other!

House Wars with Donner's blue whale