Carnegie Mellon University
August 15, 2012

Traffic Advisory: Three Oakland Streets To Close Aug. 19 as First-Year Students Move in at Carnegie Mellon

Contact: Abby Simmons / 412-268-4290 /

PITTSBURGH—Three 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. 19, to accommodate approximately 1,420 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;
  • the 100 block of Tech Street, between Margaret Morrison Street and Schenley Drive;
  • and the 1000 block of Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes avenues.

The 4700 block of Fifth Ave also is expected to be very congested. It is recommended that motorists avoid this area if possible.

Carnegie Mellon’s orientation program is designed to make the transition to college easier for students and parents. Family-focused programs and a welcome from President Jared L. Cohon are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19. Throughout the week (Aug. 19-26) 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