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.
Orientation Tent on CFA Lawn

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