Carnegie Mellon University

Tartan Family Webinar Series

The Office of Family Engagement offers monthly webinars designed specifically for family members about topics relevant to your student’s experience at Carnegie Mellon. Please check out our videos from recent sessions. Registration for webinars is available a week prior to the event. 

Spring 2023 Webinars

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Topic: Advice for Families to Support Their Graduating Student

Description: You have supported your student throughout their entire Carnegie Mellon journey and now it is time for them to start the next chapter of their lives, which is another large transition. This webinar will give some advice on starting and having conversations with your student as they plan what comes next. We will also be joined by a panel of students for a portion of our presentation to hear how they appreciate support during their times of transition. 

Recorded Webinars

Study Abroad at Carnegie Mellon

Join the Office of International Education (OIE) at Carnegie Mellon for a presentation for family members to learn more about how your student can participate in Study Abroad opportunities and how OIE supports them through the process.

Safety Resources for Students and Families

The well-being of every individual in the CMU family is a top priority for the university. CMU offers a variety of health and safety services - from departments such as Environmental Health and Safety and the CMU Police Department. CMU Safe has a mission to empower the CMU community to say something if they see something. The CMU Police Department is dedicated to serving our community and making sure your students are safe. The CMU PD Community Resource Unit (Sergeant Mark Villasenor and Office Adam Wade) lead the department's Community Resource Unit which spearheads the force's community engagement activities. ERM is committed to providing health and safety services that protect the community and environment in all departments: academics, research, athletics, facilities, and housing.

How Student Leadership & Involvement Can Enhance Your Student's Experience

Through student leadership and involvement opportunities, students explore themselves as individuals, gain an understanding of how to effectively navigate team and group dynamics, and grow their connection to community. Join representatives from the Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) to learn more about how family members can support their students' involvement journey and how out-of-the-classroom activities on-campus can positively enhance your student's experience.

 Dining on Campus & Understanding Your Student's Meal Plan

Dining Services is a key partner in Carnegie Mellon's campus-wide approach to creating a healthier environment for our students. With over 30 different dining concepts on campus that are globally inspired and locally sourced, students have a plethora of options. Join Dining Services for an overview of dining options on campus, your student's meal plans and how to assist your student in navigating allergies or faith-based dining options.

Parents - Become a Career Champion with the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC)

Established at CMU in March 2022, the CPDC Career Champions program is a series of training workshops designed to educate faculty and staff on how to have effective career conversations with students to support them in their career journeys. Join CPDC to learn how you as parents and family members can also have those effective conversations with your student(s).

Financial Aid Process for 2023-2024

Representatives from The HUB will present an overview on services provided through their office, with a focus on information outlining the financial aid process for the 2023-2024 academic year. The HUB will provide insights as to the process and timeline for applying for financial aid, submitting any corresponding documents, receiving award letters, as well as providing any information related to extenuating circumstances. There will also be time for any questions or concerns related to any of these topics. 

Room Selection 2023 - "Built for Belonging"

CMU's upper-class housing communities are places and spaces designed to cultivate a strong sense of belonging.  Our on-campus residents engage in one-on-one interactions, community programming, social hangouts and other unique experiences that far outpace what students generally encounter when living off-campus. Join Lisa Hartman (Director of Operations for Housing Services) and Tera Monroe (Associate Dean and Director of Residential Education) to learn about Room Selection 2023, when students select their on-campus housing for the next academic year.  While showcasing over 800 newly-constructed and remodeled apartment beds that will be coming on-line next fall, Lisa and Tera will convey our excitement about the evolving, enriching and inclusive residential experience that we offer for upper-class students living on-campus.