Carnegie Mellon University
The university has many great resources available to you. The information below ranges from food and fitness to writing and teaching support to social activities.

Food Options, Hours, and Locations
There are more than 30 food options across campus, including coffee shops, restaurants, and a convenience store. For a complete list of dining options, including locations and hours of operation, visit the Dining Services website.

Meal Plans
For specific details about meal plans or to sign up for a plan, visit the Dining Services website.

Student Academic Success Center
Supports student success by providing academic coaching, subject-specific tutoring, effective communication strategies, accommodations for students with disabilities, and language support for multilingual learnersNot sure what program is right for you? Take a look at what we offer to find out more information.

The Office of Disability Resources works to ensure that qualified individuals receive reasonable accommodations as guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Visit their website or  apply for accommodations directly.

University Health Services
University Health Services provides primary medical care and health promotion services, including allergy and flu shots, physical exams, sexual health screening (sexually transmitted infection testing & counseling, pregnancy tests, etc.), and women's health services. They also provide nutrition therapy and education, alcohol/drug assessment and referral, quit smoking support, and stress management consultation. If you have a valid prescription on record with Health Services, you can request a refill online. For more information on university medical services or to schedule an appointment, visit the University Health Services website.

Fitness and Wellness
If you want to exercise, the university has you covered with group exercise, gyms equipped with machines, along with basketball and volleyball courts. Your student ID grants you access to all fitness facilities on campus, but some facilities may require a reservation (e.g., tennis or racquetball courts). For more detailed information about what is available at each location, visit the Fitness Facilities page.

  • FREE Group exercise (Group-X) classes are available in the Cohon University Center. The current schedule offers 30 to 35 weekly classes in fitness (e.g., Zumba, kettle bell, HIIT (high intensity interval training), strength training, indoor cycling, yoga, combination strength and cardio classes, kickboxing, etc.). 
  • The Department of Athletics also offers personal training services.

Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) addresses the mental health needs of the CMU community through a variety of services. CaPS provides a safe, confidential environment to talk about personal or academic concerns and assists students who need to connect with mental health resources in the community. All counseling center services are provided at no cost. For an appointment, call during regular office hours. For crisis support, the CaPS phone is answered 24/7. For more information about support services available to you, visit the Counseling and Psychological Services website.    CaPS: 412-268-2922

Disability Resources
The Office of Disability Resources provides physical and programmatic campus access to all events and information within the Carnegie Mellon community. The office works to ensure that qualified individuals receive reasonable accommodations as guaranteed by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To learn more about student accommodations, or to submit an initial request for accommodation, contact the Office of Disability Resources.

Wellness Initiatives
Wellness Initiatives supports our students as we individually and collectively work towards healthy, fulfilling lives and an enriching, supportive environment that helps all members to thrive. Wellness Initiatives offers an array of resources and programs.


Student Organizations on Campus
There are as many ways to get involved at Carnegie Mellon as there are graduate degree programs. The university is home to 280+ student-run organizations recognized by Student Government. Groups span a wide variety of interests and passions representing religious/spiritual, community service/philanthropy, student government, media/publications, club sports/martial arts, professional/academic, political/activism, gender/LGBT, performance/artistic, gaming, technology, and general interest opportunities. To browse student organizations and events happening on and off campus, please visit The Bridge. If you don't see the type of organization you are looking for, you can start a new organization.

Graduate Student Assembly
The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is the branch of student government that represents all graduate students at Carnegie Mellon. Funding for the GSA comes from graduate students' student activities fees. GSA has several primary functions: organizing social events throughout the year, advocating on issues important to graduate students, and providing funding for graduate organizations and professional development. Keep an eye out for emails from your departmental representative with information about GSA events and initiatives. You can also like GSA on Facebook or follow GSA on Twitter for updates. Have a concern? Contact the GSA Executive Committee.