Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2024 Housing Move-In

Welcome back, all returning and new housing residents! All housing buildings will re-open for the Spring 2024 semester at 9 am (ET) on Friday, January 12, 2024. Students are welcome to return any time between Friday, January 12, at 9 am through Monday, January 15. 

Returning residents should already be in possession of their CMU ID card and can head directly to their room. If you lost your ID card during break, please visit the HUB to get a new card or use the Mobile ID application to access your room.

New Residents: A temporary access card will be available for new spring residents, who do not yet have a CMU ID, at the Residence on Fifth (4700 Fifth Avenue) front desk during the posted desk hours on this page. New residents will be required to show a government-issued photo ID to pick up their temporary access card. Five- minute parking is available in the front pull through driveway at 4700 Fifth Avenue for card pick up.


Please limit the time you are parked around all buildings to only the time needed to unload your vehicle. Campus Police, Parking Services and City of Pittsburgh Parking Authority will continue to enforce all traffic and parking regulations and ticketing as normal. In order to avoid violating any parking or traffic regulations, please do not leave your vehicle unattended. Free parking is available after 5 pm and on weekends in the East Campus Garage (with a CMU ID) and in the Morewood Parking Lot (no ID needed).

Automatic Check-In

Residents in all buildings will be checked in automatically based on the first card tap to your room door or buidling entrance. However, there is a delay of up to six hours between the first tap and the time that you are checked into the system. If you need to place a maintenance request for your room, you must first be checked in. If you are not seeing the Maintenance Request link in the Housing Portal, use the self-check-in link to get yourself checked into your room.

Maintenance Requests

If you return to your room to an urgent or emergency maintenance request, please call Housing Services (weekday business hours) at 412-268-2139 or Service Response (evenings and weekends) at 412-268-2910.

Call Housing Services during office hours at 412-268-2139.

Contact FMS Service Response at 412-268-2910.

Place a work order through the Housing Portal (Note: You must be "checked in" to your room in order to place a maintenance request.)

Break Periods

Mid-Semeter Breaks (Fall and Spring)

All residential buildings will remain open during the mid-semester breaks listed below. Residents are welcome to come and go as they see fit and are not required to register to stay.

  • Fall Break: October 16 - October 22, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 22, 2023 - November 26, 2023
  • Spring Break: March 4 - March 10, 2024

Winter Break

Most residential buildings will close at the end of fall semester and will remain closed for the duration of winter break. Information regarding fall closing and winter break housing options can be found on our Winter Break Housing website.