Carnegie Mellon University
August 17, 2011

Traffic Advisory: Two Oakland Streets To Close Aug. 21 as First-Year Students Move in at Carnegie Mellon

Move-in Day

Contact: Abby Simmons / 412-268-4290 /

PITTSBURGH—Two Oakland streets adjacent to Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh campus will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, to accommodate approximately 1,440 first-year students who will be moving into their residence halls for a weeklong orientation program and the start of the fall semester.

The affected streets are: the 5100 block of Margaret Morrison Street, between Forbes Avenue and Tech Street; and the 100 block of Tech Street, between Margaret Morrison Street and Schenley Drive.

Other areas that are expected to be very congested include the 1000 block of Morewood Avenue, between Fifth and Forbes avenues, and the 4700 block of Fifth Ave. It is recommended that motorists avoid these areas if possible.

Carnegie Mellon's orientation program is designed to make the transition to college easier for students and parents by introducing them to the campus and local community. Family-focused programs and a welcome from President Jared L. Cohon are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21. 

Throughout the week (Aug. 21-28) students will participate in on-campus activities related to student life and academics. The orientation program also includes visits to area cultural attractions and tours of local neighborhoods.

For more on orientation, visit