Open Assignments-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Open Housing Assignments

Due to the high demand for housing on Carnegie Mellon's campus, we utilize Open Housing Assignments and Temporary Housing in order to accommodate all incoming first-year students.

An Open Assignment means that you are guaranteed housing, but your specific assignment is not made yet. Most residents who receive an Open Assignment will be notified of their permanent assignment before move-in day. When making your permanent assignment, we look at our available spaces and take your building and room type preferences into consideration. Some residents who receive an Open Assignment may be assigned a temporary housing assignment on move-in day.

In order to assist with financial aid budgeting, all residents who receive an Open Assignment will notice an initial room charge on the student account equal to our prime double room rate. This rate will be prorated accordingly once a permanent space is identified. In some cases, students will be assigned to a permanent space that is less expensive than the prime double rate; in other cases, the permanent assignment may cost more. Residents will be notified of their new room as soon as the assignment is made.

All residents who receive an Open Assignment will be updated regularly throughout the summer as we identify permanent assignments. You will be notified of your move-in location and whether it will be a permanent assignment or a temporary space via an email the day prior to move-in.