Carnegie Mellon University

Daily Schedule Overview

The schedule on this page is an overview of Orientation week, starting with Move-In Day.

A full schedule for First-Year Orientation will be available on the Events at Carnegie Mellon University App (download via iTunes or Google Play) and as a downloadable PDF on this webpage.

Move-In: Saturday, August 22, 2020

Moving can feel overwhelming at times, but we've got your back!

Be sure to visit the Housing Services website for information on procedures, maps, parking and even tips on what to pack for your first year at Carnegie Mellon.

Watch the video here to see the Class of 2022+ as they move in to their first-year housing!

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Residence hall move-in

5-7:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Evening

Various student activities in residence halls

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.

Morning

President's Welcome
Academic Welcome sessions

Afternoon

Family orientation breakout sessions, open houses, and campus resource fair

Evening

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

4-5:30 p.m.

Community Collage: Performances to showcase CMU's diversity of experience

Evening

Playfair: Group activities to get to know the whole first-year class

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Morning

Making Your Mark: Learn about campus initiatives started by CMU students, and discuss your goals for your first year

Afternoon

Campus Sampler: Learn about co-curricular opportunities
Academic breakouts with your college or school 

Evening

Class Photo
Craig Karges: Illusionist and Mentalist

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Building healthy and responsible communities

Evening

Activities in Pittsburgh with your academic college or school

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Morning and Afternoon

Academic orientation with your college or school

Afternoon

Convocation: The formal academic ceremony marking the start of your college experience

Evening

Casino Night: Orientation's biggest social event featuring live entertainment, table games, refreshments, and prizes.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Morning

Orientation Day of Service

Afternoon

Student organization events, campus office presentations, religious services and open houses

Evening

Housewars: Quirky outdoor competition between housing communities


Saturday, August 29, 2020

Morning

Pittsburgh Connections: Explore off-campus activities

Afternoon

Student organization events and religious services 

Evening

First-Year Showcase: Talent show featuring first-year students

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Morning

Religious services and spirituality events

Afternoon

Student organization events

Evening

Floor meetings