Carnegie Mellon University

First-Year Orientation

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

First-Year Orientation will be August 17-25, 2024.

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 for the Class of 2028+

Carnegie Mellon University invites you and your family to a series of welcome and onboarding webinars for the Class of 2028+ hosted by the Office of First-Year Orientation.

Registration is required for both events, and Zoom links will be provided before each session in a confirmation email. Language translation will be available through Zoom. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event here on the First-Year Orientation website

Please contact the Office of First-Year Orientation at 412.268.2142 or via email with any questions about these events.

First-Year Student Welcome & Onboarding Webinar

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 2024 semester, tasks that incoming students need to complete during the summer months, and how to prepare for your arrival in Pittsburgh this fall.

First-Year International Student Webinar

In addition to the First-Year Student Welcome and Onboarding Webinar, parents and first-year international students can watch the First-Year International Student Webinar. This webinar will cover important information specifically for incoming international students, including immigration requirements, travel planning and safety.

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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