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. 

Academic Orientation Webinars

Prior to your arrival in Pittsburgh, each academic college and school will offer an Orientation webinar for incoming students and their family members. These webinars will introduce information about your transition to CMU and resources in your college or school. We highly encourage you to attend by signing onto the webinar via the links that will be provided in the August 1 edition of the Talking Tartan newsletter. Sessions will be recorded for students and families who are unable to attend the live sessions.

Mellon College of Science Family Orientation: Making Connections for Success
Thursday, August 11
8-9 p.m. ET
School of Computer Science Fall 2022 Family Welcome Webinar
Sunday, August 14
11 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon) ET
Dietrich College Family Orientation Virtual Event
Sunday, August 14
1-2 p.m. ET
SoA Family Orientation Virtual Session
Tuesday, August 16
11 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon) ET
CMU Design Family Orientation
Tuesday, August 16
11 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon) ET
School of Art Family Orientation Session
Tuesday, August 16
7-8:30 p.m. ET
BXA Family Welcome
Wednesday, August 17
7-8:15 p.m. ET
CIT Family Orientation Virtual Session
Wednesday, August 17
7-8 p.m. ET
School of Music Family Orientation Virtual Session
Thursday, August 18
4-6 p.m. ET
School of Drama Friends & Family Session
Thursday, August 18
6:30-7:30 p.m. ET
Tepper Family Webinar
Thursday, August 18
7-8 p.m. ET

What's life like at CMU? Follow @lifeatcmu to find out.

The Carnegie Cup

A CMU Orientation tradition, The Carnegie Cup, brings the residence hall communities together for a competition full of puzzles and field games unlike any other!

The Carnegie Cup with Donner's blue whale