Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome home. And get excited!

Congratulations on your admission to Carnegie Mellon University! Moving can feel overwhelming, but Housing Services has your back. You'll find all the need-to-know information here, but if you have a question that isn't answered here, feel free to email us.


Move-In Day for First-Year, International, and Transfer Students: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10 am to 3 pm.

All students will receive a designated move-in time slot sent out in early August. Time slots will be from 10 am to 1:30 pm, except for a few buildings prone to back-up that will start with some 9:30 time slots (Welch, Henderson, Hamerschlag, Mudge, and Residence on Fifth.) You are welcome to arrive during or anytime after your assigned timeslot. Residents are encouraged to arrive before 3 p.m. in order to take advantage of our many volunteers who will help move your belongings. Please make sure you bring a photo ID with you to the check-in tent. Orientation staff will direct you to parking after you unload.

Late Check-in begins at 3:30 pm. Students arriving after 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 17, will need to visit the front desk at the Residence on Fifth to collect their ID card/keys before moving into their rooms. Keys will be available starting at 3:30 pm. This location will be open 24 hours. If you are not able to arrive to campus on August 18 and will be arriving later in the week, please email Room Assignments so that we know to hold your space for you. Please note that for late check-ins, volunteers are not available to help move your belongings.

The Housing Office will be open from 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday, August 18. 

International students must attend a mandatory immigration check-in which takes place on Sunday, August 18. The Office of International Education will provide additional details about this session and other sessions of particular relevance to international students and their families in the coming months. 

Where To Go

There will be three check-in areas on Move-In Day. Volunteers will be available at the check-in locations to assist with unloading your belongings. Information about check-in tent locations with driving directions will be sent closer to Move-In.

When you check in, you will receive your Carnegie Mellon ID encoded with your housing access directly on it, as long as you submitted a photo to the Card Office in advance. If you haven't already submitted your photo ID, visit the ID Card Services website for instructions. Otherwise, you will receive a temporary key at check-in time and can pick up your ID card at the Card Office later in the day.

Check-in at The Hill Key Pickup Tent for the following residence halls.

Use The Hill Move-In Map (pdf) to get you where you need to go!

Check-in at the Morewood Key Pickup Tent for the following residence halls.

Use either the Morewood Gardens, Morewood E-Tower and Stever Move-In Map (pdf) or the Mudge Move-In Map (pdf) to get you where you need to go!

Check-in at the Residence on Fifth Key Pickup for the following residence halls.

Use the Residence on Fifth Move-In Map (pdf) to get you where you need to go!