Carnegie Mellon University

University-Wide New Graduate Student Orientation

To welcome new graduate students to the Carnegie Mellon community and help support the transition to graduate study, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, in partnership with many colleagues across campus, offers University-Wide New Graduate Student Orientation.


SAVE THE DATES for Fall 2024 University-Wide New Graduate Student Orientation!
August 12, 13, and 14, 2024
On Campus in Pittsburgh


The full schedule of events will be announced this summer!



New Student Action Items

University Health Services
  • Health Insurance
  • Immunizations
  • Vaccine requirements
  • Substance Use, DEI, and Sexual Violence Prevention Programs
New Graduate Student Onboarding Checklist

You are encouraged to review this checklist for required and recommended tasks to complete in the summer before you start your Carnegie Mellon University experience. 

Student Employment Verification

To ensure compliance with federal law, CMU maintains the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) Policy covering the university’s I-9 and E-Verify requirements.

Tech Quick Start
  • Essentials Checklist

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Software

  • Remote Learning Resources

Fall 2023 Orientation

Orientation 2023: Graduate Student Welcome

Students at orientation