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 plans for fall semester course delivery, First-Year Orientation will be offered in a hybrid model. For students who will not be on-campus, the First-Year Orientation program will be fully accessible remotely. For students who are on-campus, there will be some limited in-person opportunities in physically-distanced groups of 40 or fewer, coupled with large-group online sessions for individual engagement.

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