First-Year Family Orientation: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Family Orientation sessions are open to all new students and their families and do not require registration. You're encouraged to use this day to attend Orientation sessions, get settled on campus and complete necessary university business.
All students and family members are encouraged to attend the President's Welcome and individual college programs. Families of international students are encouraged to attend the international student and family welcome.
President's Welcome Academic Welcome sessions
Family orientation breakout sessions, open houses, and campus resource fair
Families depart by 5 p.m. Floor meetings and residential neighborhood block parties for students
Monday, August 24, 2020
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
House Day: Get to know students in your residential community
Community Collage: Performances to showcase CMU's diversity of experience
Playfair: Group activities to get to know the whole first-year class
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Making Your Mark: Learn about campus initiatives started by CMU students, and discuss your goals for your first year
Campus Sampler: Learn about co-curricular opportunities Academic breakouts with your college or school
Class Photo Craig Karges: Illusionist and Mentalist
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Building healthy and responsible communities
Activities in Pittsburgh with your academic college or school
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Morning and Afternoon
Academic orientation with your college or school
Convocation: The formal academic ceremony marking the start of your college experience
Casino Night: Orientation's biggest social event featuring live entertainment, table games, refreshments, and prizes.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Orientation Day of Service
Student organization events, campus office presentations, religious services and open houses
Housewars: Quirky outdoor competition between housing communities