Carnegie Mellon University

First-Year Housing at CMU

The residential program at Carnegie Mellon is unlike any other because CMU students are unlike students anywhere else. Exceptional student leaders, our Resident Assistants (RAs) and Community Advisors (CAs), and Housefellows live alongside our residential students to ensure that guidance and support is always nearby.

New, incoming first-year students, including international first-year students and College of Fine Arts transfer students, are required to live on campus. Housing assignments for first-year students are based on a randomly generated lottery number order for all students who apply before May 25. After May 25, students will receive lottery numbers at the end of the line in the order that their application is received.