Carnegie Mellon University

Open House for Accepted Students

Come and find out what we're all about at the Information Networking Institute (INI)!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the INI for the 2018-19 academic year! To help candidates with their graduate school decision, we're hosting an Open House for Accepted Students on Friday, March 30, 2018.  RSVP to let us know you'll attend!


Friday, March 30

Saturday, March 31

Optional Online Advising Sessions

See Dates

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Presentations: 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Open House Reception: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
GOINI Social Hour and Game Night: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Optional Campus Tour: 11:30 a.m.

Can't make it? All admitted students are invited to participate in an online advising session for their degree program. Sign up through the Open House RSVP form. See Schedule

Dena welcoming students

Join us for an engaging day of presentations, panel talks and networking activities.

This is your opportunity to get all your questions answered while enjoying a day at Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) main campus in Pittsburgh. You'll receive a warm welcome from the Director of the INI and learn valuable information from our world-class faculty, current students and expert career services and enrollment staff. 

Current Student Panel

Registration and Presentations

8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. 

Our primary location will be the Distributed Education Center (DEC) within the INI Building (DEC@INI) at 4616 Henry Street. Please plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and breakfast. Directions to the INI.

Open House Social

Open House Reception

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments while networking with faculty, staff and current students. 

GOINI social

Social Hour and Game Night

6:00-10:00 p.m.

Mix and mingle with current INI students, faculty and staff during Graduate Organization@INI (GOINI)'s annual Social Hour and Game Night! Please bring a valid state or federal I.D. as proof of age. 


Please plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 30 for registration and breakfast at the INI Building. The program will begin at 9:15 a.m.

  • Sessions will be held consecutively throughout the day
  • Meals will be provided


The INI will reimburse students for Open House travel expenses*:

  • U.S. Students (except for West Coast) - up to $300
  • West Coast and Canada - up to $500
  • International - up to $600

*The amount of reimbursement will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Shadyside Inn Suites
The INI will cover accommodations for Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30. Any additional nights will not be covered by INI.

Your reservations must be made through the INI. Please contact Maureen Stokan no later than Friday, March 23.



Pittsburgh International Airport is serviced by 14 airlines and offers nonstop service to 68 U.S. cities. The airport is an approximate 45 minute drive to campus.


The Port Authority of Allegheny County maintains bus routes throughout the city and surrounding areas. Visit the Port Authority website for fares, schedules and route information.


Uber, Lyft and taxi services are popular and easy to use in Pittsburgh. There are a variety options to accomodate your party size and specific transportation needs.


Visitor Parking

Dithridge Street Garage
(2-min. walk to INI Building)
GPS Address:
252 S Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
East Campus Garage
(10-min. walk to INI Building)
GPS Address:
5040 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Online Advising Sessions

Thursday, March 29
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)-Mobility

Monday, April 2
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)-Information Security

Tuesday, April 3
8:00-9:00 a.m.

Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS)

Wednesday, April 4
8:00-9:00 a.m.

Master of Science in Information Networking (MSIN)