Carnegie Mellon University

University-wide Graduate Student Orientation

The Carnegie Mellon University-wide Graduate Student Orientation takes place every fall and spring to provide an introduction to university-level services, programs, and resources for graduate students. Attendance is highly recommended. All events and sessions are free of charge.


Fall 2017: August 14-16, 2017

Please register for University-wide Graduate Student Orientation by Wednesday, August 9, 2017.   In preparation for your arrival to Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh community, please visit our Incoming Graduate Student website for information about graduate student deadlines, the university, finding a place to live and living in Pittsburgh.

The Carnegie Mellon University-wide Fall 2017 Graduate Student Orientation will take place on Monday, August 14, 2017 through August 16, 2017. Graduate Student Orientation will provide information about university-level services, programs and resources beyond your department. It is your chance to meet administrators and student leaders who are focused on the graduate student experience at Carnegie Mellon.  Please contact Jamie, with any questions.  The schedule for orientation will be updated on July 1, 2017 so be sure to check back for additional information.

The Office of International Education (OIE) will host several welcome and required sessions for ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS between August 4-August 17, 2017. This orientation is required for all international students (i.e. exchange, undergraduate and graduate students), and will have information about immigration issues, as well as cultural and academic resources at Carnegie Mellon and in Pittsburgh. Please visit the Officice of International Education website for more information regarding International Student Orientation. 

New Student Action Items

In preparation for your arrival and time here at Carnegie Mellon, there are several items that you SHOULD begin addressing PRIOR to your arrival!