Carnegie Mellon University

First-Year Move-In

Congratulations on your admission to Carnegie Mellon University! Move-In Day at CMU is fun and we can't wait to meet you. You'll find all the need-to-know information here, but feel free to email us with any questions.

Move-In Day for Incoming First-Year Students is Saturday, August 17, 2024!

Due to traffic restrictions, students will be required to sign up for a move-in timeslot through the Housing Portal between 9 am and 3:30 pm. Staff and volunteers will be present until 3:30 pm to assist with your move-in. ID card pick-up will be unavailable from 3:30 pm to 4 pm while we transition to our late check-in location. 

Late ID Card Pick-up: Students arriving after 3:30 pm on Saturday, August 17, who did not receive their ID card in the mail, will need to visit the front desk at the Residence on Fifth beginning at 4 pm to collect their ID card before moving into their rooms. This location will be open through midnight on Saturday, August 17, and will re-open at 9 am on Sunday, August 18. If you cannot arrive to campus by August 18, and will be arriving later in the week, please email Room Assignments so that we know to hold your space for you.

The Residence on Fifth Service desk will be open from 9 am to midnight on Sunday, August 18, and the  Housing Office will be open from 10 am to 2 pm.

Note: If you are unable to move-in on Saturday, August 17, due to religious observance, please email Room Assignments and we will help you make arrangements for an adjacent move-in date.

Where To Go

When you arrive on campus at your designated move-in timeslot time, you should follow the directions available on the Move-In map for your housing assignment building location's unloading zone. Students with ID cards can begin unloading and moving in; students who don’t yet have their ID cards will need to pick their card up at a designated pick-up location, based on what building you are moving into. Volunteers will be available to assist with unloading your belongings.