Carnegie Mellon University

The Residential Curriculum

At Carnegie Mellon, learning is not limited to the classrooms, labs, and studios. The Office of Residential Education has a deep commitment to making our residential communities places where you can learn more about yourself through intentional experiences that can only happen in the residence halls. Our students are multifaceted people with diverse interests and abilities who make our communities stronger by exploring their passions alongside classmates and our staff members. During your time at Carnegie Mellon, it is our aspiration that you will be continually challenged to learn and grow in ways that support your academic journey.

To this end, Residential Education has developed a curriculum that provides our staff with goals and strategies to ensure that we are making the educational impact for which we aim. The curriculum is designed to build on each year's learning so that students have new experiences throughout their time in residence, while also taking advantage of personal development that traditionally happens during the college years.

The Residential Curriculum draws upon the vision, mission, and values of the Student Affairs, our ethic of engagement, and the university’s strategic plan. We believe that the residential platform is a vital space for enhancing the university’s core aspirations, and is a unique space for personal reflection, iteration and high impact practice.