Carnegie Mellon University

University-wide New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon!

It's officially time to say Welcome to Carnegie Mellon and Greetings from Pittsburgh! 

You should have received email notification that  you were added to the Spring 2022 Graduate Student Orientation Canvas Course Site, which went live January 10, 2022. Here you will be able to review the MODULES of information on VIRTUAL SYNCHRONOUS EVENTS, as well as our ASYNCHRONOUS information. As we update information, please be sure to check here and Canvas for updates.

Members of the university community will kick-off the University-wide New Graduate Orientation with words of welcome, bits of advice and a highlight of things to come in your graduate experience beginning on January 13 & 14, 2022. Partners around the university have contributed to your orientation experience. We are so excited to have you as part of the Tartan Community.

Sincerely,

The Graduate Student Spring 2022 Orientation Team
Desirée Chronick, Administrative Assistant
Jen Gilbride-Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Education
Holly Hippensteel, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Community Standards and Diversity Initiatives
Jamie Rossi, Director of Student Academic Success Operations & Strategy

SPRING 2022 ORIENTATION

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JANUARY 13-14, 2022

COVID-19 UPDATES

Information and Resources for the CMU Community
Students are strongly encouraged to check often for updates and information.
Resources to support your physical and mental health include guidelines for mask-wearing and staying connected while social distancing are available.

CANVAS COURSES

You will receive an email notification you have been added to your appropriate Orientation Canvas Course. Here you will be able to review the MODULES of information on VIRTUAL SYNCHRONOUS EVENTS, as well as our ASYNCHRONOUS information.

QUICK LINKS

  • Email us any questions, issues connecting to Canvas or our synchronous events.
  • Email the Office of Disability Resources if you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate fully in New Graduate Student Orientation.

SPRING ORIENTATION - SYNCHRONOUS EVENTS

THURSDAY, January 13

*Recordings have been added to Canvas

University Welcome* 
10:00-10:15am (EST)

Intro to CMU Resources Panel* (All students)
10:30-11:30am (EST)

Master's Student Panel* 
1:00-2:00pm (EST)

Doctoral Student Panel* 
1:00-2:00pm (EST)

FRIDAY, January 14

*Recording has been added to Canvas 

Office of International Education Welcome
10:00-11:00am (EST)  
Visit OIE for more information 

 

Student Health Insurance Q&A* 
1:00-2:00pm (EST)

WINTER WELCOME: January 19-30

SLICE has partnered with departments across Student Affairs to organize an exciting slate of Winter Welcome events. Through the collaborative and celebratory events, we hope to reconnect students to each other, the CMU campus and the Pittsburgh community. These events are a great way for students to meet new people, get involved with CMU’s student organizations, build school spirit, participate in service projects and practice wellness as they start their spring semester.scottywinterweekwelcome_mask.jpg

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

Welcome Session for International Students 

January 14 at 10:00-11:30am (EST)

All new international students who will be joining us in Pittsburgh are invited to attend a VIRTUAL live Welcome Session. This session will include an introduction to the OIE office and services and remote orientation details. 

Visit the Office of International Education for more information.
  • Registration is not required
  • Session will be recorded and included in OIE Canvas orientation course
  • All international students are welcome, but not required

Mandatory International Student Orientation & Check-In

Orientation & Immigration Check-In: Begins mid-December

Students who will be physically present in the U.S.
The orientation and check-in is mandatory for non-immigrant international students on CMU’s visa documents (F-1 or J-1 status) and who are physically present in the U.S.
For spring 2022, orientation and check-in will be offered remotely. 

COMPLETE THE MANDATORY CHECK-IN REQUIREMENT WITH OIE: 
Students are encouraged to complete these requirements as soon as possible after their arrival to the U.S:  (visit page for more details)
  1. Complete the Canvas Course and Pass Quiz   
  2. Submit the Newly Admitted Arrival e-Form in the MyOIE Portal   

Once all components have been successfully completed, the student's SEVIS record will be activated by OIE.  Students are encouraged to submit the e-Form as soon as possible after arrival in the U.S.  All students MUST submit the e-Form and complete the mandatory check-in no later than January 17, 2022. Visit the Office of International Education for more information.

NEW STUDENT ACTION ITEMS

University Health Services
The HUB
  • ID Card Services
  • Course Registration
  • Billing & Payments
  • Tuition & Fees
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

TARTAN PRIDE KIT

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Show your Tartan Pride by downloading a cut-out, sign or virtual background that can be used while you participate in events or virtual classes!

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Orientation Cutouts [pdf]
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Orientation Signs [pdf]

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FUTURE ORIENTATIONS

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AUGUST 15-19, 2022

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JANUARY 5-6, 2023