Carnegie Mellon University

First-Year Orientation

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon University, undergraduate first-year and transfer students! Our week-long Orientation program for incoming undergraduate students is a dynamic and engaging experience that will introduce you to the expectations, culture and traditions of Carnegie Mellon University.

In alignment with the university’s plan for fall 2021 semester course delivery, First-Year Orientation program will be offered in-person, while utilizing appropriate COVID mitigation protocols. Additional asynchronous Orientation tasks will be required on Canvas, our online learning management system. 

Additionally, First-Year Family Orientation will be offered as a fully remote program in Canvas, CMU’s online learning tool. Family members who are listed by their first-year student in Student Information Online (SIO) will automatically be enrolled in the Family Orientation Canvas module. The Canvas course will launch in early August so families are able to engage with videos and resources about Move-In and First-Year Orientation, the academic experience, and other campus offices and support opportunities.

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