Carnegie Mellon University

Involvement & Leadership

One of the best parts of living on-campus at Carnegie Mellon is that there are many ways to get involved and develop leadership skills that can be applied at the university and beyond. From formal leadership roles to opportunities for reflective conversations, there is a way for everyone to feel like they are part of their community.

House Traditions

Each residential community at Carnegie Mellon is unique. Over time, our communities have developed traditions that have endured from year to year. These traditions reflect the values of our communities, and engender a great deal of spirit and fun in the residence halls.

Donner House

Pohlees is an annual Donner tradition envisioned by a former resident, Justin Chua, and hosted in his memory. Pohlees transforms Donner into a community variety fair featuring food, games, crafts, and a coffee house stage where residents can showcase their musical, comedy and performance talents. Leading up to Pohlees is Whale Week, a week of programming celebrating all things blue!

Donner House