Carnegie Mellon University seeks to supports our graduate students with partners, spouses and families with an array of resources and opportunities. From health insurance options to campus engagement and special events held throughout the year to bring partners, spouses and families together to build networks and community we strive to create a welcoming approach to the Carnegie Mellon and the Pittsburgh community.
Domestic Partner Registration
Students who are enrolled in the CMU Student Health Plan are eligible to add spouses/domestic partners and dependent children to their insurance plan.
Please visit the Student Health Insurance page for more information.
Housing and Living Costs
Graduate housing is not provided by Carnegie Mellon. Pittsburgh, however, has a variety of affordable housing options, friendly neighborhoods, and easily accessible public transportation. The links below provide assistance to Carnegie Mellon community members who are seeking housing in the communities surrounding the University.
Intercultural Communication Center
Office of International Education
Sponsored ID Cards
Things to do in Pittsburgh
There are many opportunities to become engaged in the Pittsburgh community to meet others with similar interests. Some examples include the libraries in many communities which also serve as community centers with offering classes from yoga to practice learning English for non-native English speakers to tutoring centers for youth in schools. They also have special activities for young children including reading times, arts and craft time, parent and child exercise classes and parenting resource guides. Our museums and art centers have many afterschool programs and summer programs for young children through adults.
Vibrant Pittsburgh is an organization which works to provide a welcoming environment to newcomers to Pittsburgh and provides access to many resources. "The Vibrant Pittsburgh Welcome Center provides free referral services to newcomers in the Pittsburgh Region helping them connect to a broad range of resources, including translation and interpretation, ESL classes, housing, and employment as well as cultural and professional organizations representing diverse communities in the region."