Carnegie Mellon University

University-wide New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon!

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

The Spring 2023 Graduate Student Orientation Canvas Course Site is published and ready for you to begin. Here you will be able to review various MODULES designed to share university wide information that will aid in your transition to graduate study at Carnegie Mellon. 

Additionally, we will offer an in-person Welcome Program on January 13, 2023 beginning with lunch at 12:30 p.m. in the Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center. Vice Provost for Education Dr. Amy Burkert and Graduate Student Assembly President Hannah Morin will kick off the formal program at 1 p.m. Please RSVP for the Welcome Program by Tuesday, January 10 to aid in our planning. 

 We are so excited to have you as part of the Tartan Community and look forward to meeting you soon.

Sincerely,

The Graduate Student Orientation Team
Desirée Chronick, Administrative Assistant
Holly Hippensteel, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Community Standards and Diversity Initiatives
Jamie Rossi, Director of Student Academic Success Operations & Strategy

SPRING 2023 ORIENTATION

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JANUARY 13, 2023

COVID-19 UPDATES

Information and Resources for the CMU Community
Students are 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 our ASYNCHRONOUS orientation content.

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 - EVENTS

FRIDAY, January 13

Office of International Education Check-in and Welcome*
9:00am-12:00pm (EST)  
*This session is required for International Students, v
isit OIE for more information  

 

University Welcome Program
12:30-3:30pm (EST)
Cohon University Center, Rangos 1 & 2
*RSVP Required*  (by Jan. 10)

WINTER WELCOME: January (tbd)

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.scottywinterweekwelcome_mask.jpg

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

Mandatory Immigration Check-in & Welcome Session 

January 13 at  9:00am-12:00pm (EST)
Cohen University Center, McConomy Auditorium

All new international students who will be joining us in Pittsburgh are required to attend an in-person Mandatory Immigration Check-in and Welcome Session with OIE Director Linda Gentile and the OIE staff. This session will include an introduction to the OIE office and services, answers to frequently asked questions AND complete your required immigration check-in. Please watch for an email with more information!

Visit the Office of International Education for more information

Mandatory International Student Orientation & Check-In

Orientation & Immigration Check-In: Begins late-December
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.

COMPLETE THE MANDATORY CHECK-IN REQUIREMENT WITH OIE: 

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 2023 (tbd)

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JANUARY 2024 (tbd)