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 will receive a notification when you are added to the Fall 2021 Graduate Student Orientation Canvas Course Site. Here you will be able to review the MODULES of information on SYNCHRONOUS EVENTS, as well as our ASYNCHRONOUS information.

President Farnam Jahanian and members of the university community kicked-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 starting on Monday, August 16, 2021.

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 Fall 2021 Orientation Team
Desirée Chronick, Administrative Coordinator
Jen Gilbride-Brown, Ph.D., Assitant 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

 

FALL 2021 ORIENTATION

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AUGUST 16-20, 2021

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, hand-washing and staying connected while social distancing are available.

FALL ORIENTATION - SYNCHRONOUS EVENTS

MONDAY, AUGUST 16

President's Welcome to All New Graduate Students
TENTATIVE: 10:00-10:45am (EDT)
TENTATIVE:  Pre-show @ 9:40am (EDT)


Welcome to CMU Panel Discussion
TENTATIVE: 10:45-11:45am (EDT)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

Doctoral Students Welcome
TBD (EDT)
 
Doctoral Students Panel
TBD (EDT)
 
Doctoral Students Support
TBD (EDT)
 
Master's Students Panel
TBD (EDT)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

Navigating Professional & Personal Relationships (Title IX)
TBD (EDT)
 
Office of International Education Welcome Session
10:00-11:00am (EDT)
  
Disabilty Resources
TBD (EDT)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

Partners and Family Panel
TBD (EDT)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

Wellbeing @ CMU
TBD (EDT)

Student Health Insurance Q&A
TBD (EDT)

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION SESSION

Office of International Education

International students with a Fall 2021 program start date on their I-20/DS-2019 who are physically present in the U.S. are required to complete a mandatory orientation and immigration check-in with the Office of International Education (OIE).  This includes:

  • Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 admits who began their program remotely overseas who are physically present in the U.S. for the Fall 2021 semester

  • New Fall 2021 admits who are physically present in the U.S. for the Fall semester 

  • Return from leave students who are physically present in the U.S. for the Fall  semester 

The Fall 2021 OIE immigration check-in for international (and transfer) students will take place remotely: see "Mandatory International Student Orientation and Check-In"

Visit the Office of International Education for more information.

 

Mandatory International Student Orientation & Check-In

Orientation & Immigration Check-In: Begins Early August

STUDENTS WHO WILL BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN THE U.S.
The orientation and check-in is mandatory for non-immigrant international students on Carnegie Mellon’s visa documents (F-1 or J-1 status) and who are physically present in the U.S.
For Fall 2021, orientation and check-in will be offered remotely. 

Visit the Office of International Education for more information.

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 and even during virtual classes!

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Orientation Cutouts [pdf]
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Orientation Signs [pdf]

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NEW STUDENT ACTION ITEMS

University Health Services
  • Immunizations
  • Health Insurance
CMU ID Cards
Student Employment Verification
Tech Quick Start

SPRING 2022 ORIENTATION

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JANUARY 14, 2022

Classes begin January 18