Carnegie Mellon University

First-Year Family Orientation 2020

When your student begins their journey at Carnegie Mellon University, the whole family experiences transition and change. We are here to support family members in addition to our new students. Family Orientation provides the opportunity to learn more about the university experience and resources available to your first-year student.

In alignment with the university’s plan for fall semester course delivery, First-Year Orientation will be offered in a hybrid model. For students who are remote at home, off-campus in Pittsburgh or elsewhere, First-Year Orientation will be delivered in a fully remote format. On-campus students will participate in these same remote First-Year Orientation sessions, but will also be provided some limited, in-person opportunities such as outdoor exercise and meal pick-up that follow the 14-day quarantine guidelines.

Family Orientation will be available as an online program only with synchronous sessions scheduled on Sunday, August 23. Family members who are listed by their undergraduate student in Student Information Online (SIO) will automatically be enrolled in the Family Orientation program in Canvas and emailed instruction on how to access the content.

Sunday, August 23

10 a.m. (ET)

President's Welcome to the Class of 2024+

11 a.m. (ET)

College Breakout Sessions

2 p.m. (ET)

Resource Fair

photo of CMU students and families
photo of CMU students and families
photo of CMU students and families
photo of CMU student and family member with President Farnam Jahanian
photo of CMU students and families
photo of CMU student and family member