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. 

September 28, 2022

7:30-8:30pm EST

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

Description: 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.

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October 19, 2022

7:30-8:30pm EST

Topic: Campus Dining

November 16, 2022

7:30-8:30pm EST

Topic: Career & Professional Development Center

December 7, 2022

7:30-8:30pm EST

Topic: Financial Aid Process for 2023-2024 

Recorded Webinars

Room Selection 2022

Room Selection is the process when current undergraduate residents (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors living in campus housing for the spring 2022 semester) select their on campus housing for the next academic year. This Virtual Information Session shares what's new for Room Selection 2022, eligibility information, housing options, Room Selection phases, resources and more.

 Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development

Hear about opportunities available beyond the classroom that can help define career paths: independent or faculty-led research projects; national scholarship competitions; presentations at conferences or research symposia; summer study and research abroad opportunities. Uncover the when, where, what and how that will help students navigate their undergraduate experience at Carnegie Mellon. The session will be led by Dr. Richelle Bernazzoli, Director of Undergraduate Research and Scholar Development. We will be joined by accomplished student researchers from different disciplines who will present on their research experiences.

Exploring and Preparing for Graduate School

Is your student be interested in graduate school? Join Associate Deans from two of CMU’s colleges to learn more about the difference between graduate programs and undergraduate programs; how your student can explore graduate school as a possibility; how your student can prepare for successfully applying to and funding graduate school; and timeline considerations that are important for students and families. There will be time for questions from the audience. Sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Center.


Learn About Study Abroad at CMU

Students from all across campus study abroad annually. With careful planning, students may study abroad for a semester, academic year or during the summer in various countries around the world, including Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Doha, Qatar. A well-planned study abroad program will allow a student to receive credit for study abroad and graduate on time. There are additional opportunities for short-term, non-credit study abroad experiences. Join the Office of International Education to learn more about how your student can participate in this opportunity.