Carnegie Mellon University

Daily Schedule Overview

The schedule on this page is an overview of the First-Year Orientation schedule. The full First-Year Orientation schedule is available in the Events at CMU App, which you can download from the App Store or Google Play

First-Year Orientation will be offered in-person, while utilizing any COVID mitigation protocols that exist for the university. Additional asynchronous Orientation tasks will be available on Canvas, our online learning management system. All incoming first-year undergraduate students are expected to participate in First-Year Orientation.

Students will receive meals through First-Year Orientation from Sunday, August 21, through Saturday, August 27. Student meal plans begin on Sunday, August 28. 

Move-In: August 20, 2022

Move-In Day for Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students is August 20, 2022.

Students will use the Housing portal to sign up for a Move-In timeslot between 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Staff and volunteers will be present to assist with your move-in. Please visit the Housing website for more information about early or late Move-In, Move-In maps, and recieving your ID card. Meals on August 20 are on your own.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Family Orientation will be offered with in-person sessions on Sunday, August 21. For family members who are unable to travel to Pittsburgh, webinars and online resources are also offered. Families should say farewell by 5 p.m. when student Orientation sessions begin.

President's Welcome to the Class of 2026+

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Due to severe weather and lightening, the President's Welcome has been moved indoors. See the Orientation schedule in the Events at CMU App for details.

College and School Welcome Sessions

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Family Orientation Resource Fair

1 - 3 p.m.
Rangos Hall, Cohon University Center

Neighborhood Welcomes and Small Group Meeting

8-10 p.m.
For students only

Monday, August 22, 2022

House Day

9:30-11:30 a.m. and  2-4 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Orientation Small Group Meeting and Dinner

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center

Playfair and Speedfriending

8-9:30  p.m.
The Cut

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Community Day 

9:30-11 a.m. Keynote Speaker
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch and Small Group
1-5 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Orientation Small Group Meeting and Dinner

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center

Community Collage

8-9:30  p.m.
Orientation Tent on CFA Lawn

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Well-Being Day

9:30-11:30 a.m. and  2-4 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Orientation Small Group Meeting and Dinner

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center

Evening Social with your Academic College

5-10 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Academic Day

9:30-11:30 a.m. and  2-4 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Convocation

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Orientation Tent on CFA Lawn

A Night Reimagined
Casino Games and Drag Bingo

8-11 p.m.
Cohon University Center

Friday, August 26, 2022

Orientation Day of Service

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Departure from Rangos Hall, Cohon University Center

Information Sessions from Campus Resources

1 - 5 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Student Organization Events

1-7 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Carnegie Cup
Field games and Puzzle Hunt

8-11 p.m.
The Cut

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Pittsburgh Connections Trips

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Student Organization Events

12 - 7 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Multicultural BBQ: A Welcome Event from Black and Hispanic Student Organizations

5 - 7 p.m.
Legacy Plaza

First-Year Showcase

8-10 p.m.
Orientation Tent on CFA Lawn

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Student Organization Events

Noon - 6 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Information Sessions from Campus Resources

1 - 4 p.m.
Various Locations - See Events at CMU App for details

Small Group Closing Meeting

4-5 p.m.
Various Locations