Carnegie Mellon University

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.

Through meaningful one-to-one relationships with upper-class student mentors and connections with university resources, we introduce you to our inclusive and caring community.

In alignment with the university’s plan for fall semester course delivery, First-Year Orientation will be offered in a hybrid model. For students who are remote at home, off-campus in Pittsburgh or elsewhere, First-Year Orientation will be delivered in a fully remote format. On-campus students will participate in these same remote First-Year Orientation sessions, but will also be provided some limited, in-person opportunities such as outdoor exercise and meal pick-up that follow the 14-day quarantine guidelines.

As Orientation approaches, use this website to learn more about First-Year Family Orientation and the 2020 Orientation schedule. You can also review items you should complete before your arrival on campus and explore the resources and vocabulary that will be important to you as a new Carnegie Mellon student.

What's life like at CMU?

Follow @lifeatcmu to find out.

Meet the 2020 HOCs! 

Learn more about the Head Orientation Counselor role. 

Head Orientation Counselors