Carnegie Mellon University

First-Year Orientation

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

First-Year Orientation 2023 is August 19-27.

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. 

First-Year Welcome Webinars

First-Year Student Welcome & Onboarding Webinar - Register now!
Monday, June 5, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. ET (GMT-4)

First-Year International Student Webinar - Register now!
Thursday, June 8, 8:00 a.m. ET (GMT-4)

Registration is required for both events; login links for the webinars will be provided in a confirmation email. Live translation will be provided at both events in Chinese and Korean. Please contact or 412.268.2142 with any questions about these events.

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