Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon students are engaged architects of their own experience. This includes academic and non-academic exposure and involvement on campus, in the city of Pittsburgh and globally. The University strives to provide an environment and opportunities to support that engagement. Student life also includes day-to-day basics such as housing, dining and ID Cards. Taking care of these necessary aspects of student life also contribute to a student's experience and personal growth.  

Connect with the Campus Community

The Division of Student Affairs supports and fosters intellectual and personal growth and helps students explore and experience different aspects of college life. They can provide opportunities that involve students in the campus community and grow and develop skills that complement students' overall academic achievement.

Campus Resources

The Tartan has been Carnegie Mellon University's student-run newspaper since 1906. With a weekly broadsheet paper circulation of 6,000, The Tartan serves the campus community of 9,500 students as well as faculty, staff and administration.

The Piper is a source for official Carnegie Mellon news from the Marketing & Communications Division.  Published weekly during the academic year, the Piper is dedicated to telling the stories that make Carnegie Mellon an educational institution like no other.

Dining Services offers several meal options to choose from that can be used at various locations both on- and off-campus.

Graduate housing is not provided by Carnegie Mellon. However, Pittsburgh has a variety of affordable housing options, friendly neighborhoods, and easily accessible public transportation. The links in this site provide assistance to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff who are seeking housing in the communities surrounding the University.

The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, in conjunction with our student-run LGBTQ+ organizations, coordinates a number of programs and resources designated to support and raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) community on campus.

Photo ID Cards are available in Warner Hall, Lower Level.

Carnegie Mellon is located at the junction of three major neighborhoods (Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Oakland) and is within walking distance of restaurants and shops. There are many Transportation Options such as bike, bus, carpool, and Zipcars.

Graduate students may ride any Port Authority Transit (PAT) vehicle (bus, train (The "T"), or incline with a Photo ID card. Maps and schedules are available to help you plan your route. Paper copies are available at the Cohon University Center.

Shuttle & Escort Services

The university operates two separate transportation systems for the convenience and safety of our students, faculty and staff:   
  • The Shuttle Service operates on a fixed route with specific stops throughout the area. There are also Shuttles that service the Pittsburgh Technology Center (PTC) and Bakery Square.
  • The Escort Service operates in the evening/overnight and provides transportation from campus to your neighborhood.