Carnegie Mellon University

The residential experience at Carnegie Mellon embraces all aspects of a student's life. It's about you.

Together, Housing Services and the Office of Residential Education create a lived experience that supports, engages, and inspires students throughout their university experience. It's the place they call home, the place where they will learn more about themselves, their community, and the world around them.

Within a 24/7 community of support, staff and residents build meaningful relationships that inspire exploration, growth, and learning.

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Becoming a Resident Assistant (RA) is a great way to get involved in your residence hall community. RAs are student leaders who help their peers develop artistic and intellectual curiosity, personal wellbeing, professional competency, and leadership skills. They provide opportunities for community members to engage with each other while also finding ways for each resident to contribute to the larger community.

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Housing and Res Ed News

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Donner House Makes a Splash with Whale Week and Pohlees

Leave it to the Donner House ResEd staff to host a supersized celebration of all things blue and fun! Upon returning from Thanksgiving, Donner residents were greeted by a slate of nightly events to celebrate Whale Week, named in honor of Donner’s aquatic mascot.  From tie-dying t-shirts to a scavenger hunt, the ResEd staff in Donner hosted a wide array of opportunities for...
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Spirit House Rededication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

As part of the 50th Anniversary “For the Founders” celebrations, the Carnegie Mellon community celebrated one of its longest-standing student organizations, SPIRIT. SPIRIT members – past and present – came together for the SPIRIT House rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Carnegie Mellon’s black...
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Winter Break

In general, residence halls close on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 12 pm and reopen on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12 pm. The following buildings will remain open during Winter Break (registration is required to stay): Auxiliary Properties (Henry Street and Winthrop Street Houses) Doherty Apartments E-Tower Fairfax Apartments Morewood Gardens Residence on...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Learn about CMU housing during your campus visit!

Experience life as a Tartan both on-campus and in the city of Pittsburgh when you attend one of Carnegie Mellon's weekend overnight events. Turn Tartan Overnights begin on Sunday morning and last through Monday afternoon. During Mondays on your visit, you have the opportunity to tour Stever House at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and attend a follow-up Housing Q&A Session after...
Friday, September 29, 2017

Stever House Re-Imagined

Housing Services provides students with more than just a place to live. Campus housing should be comfortable, welcoming, inclusive, restful ... and also inspiring. So each year, Housing Services partners with Carnegie Mellon's Marketing and Communications design team to rebrand one of its residence halls or apartments. This year Stever House was on the docket and the result has been...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Housefellows Mentor, Advocate, and Build Community

Housefellows at Carnegie Mellon University cultivate meaningful, one-to-one mentoring relationships with students. They advance a broad-based vision for student development by utilizing the residential house community as a focal point for the student experience on campus. Encompassing more than a traditional residence life position, the Housefellow role involves serving as students’...