Carnegie Mellon University

Tartan Family Webinar Series

The Office of Family Engagement offers monthly webinars designed specifically for family members and guardians about topics relevant to your student’s experience at Carnegie Mellon.

Please check the upcoming topics and schedule below, as well as recordings from previous webinars. 

Spring 2024 Schedule

Community Health and Well-Being

As part of Student Affairs, the Community Health and Well-Being team strives to work across all of campus and with community partners to prioritize and focus on the many components of your student’s health and well-being at CMU. Community Health and Well-Being is comprised of: Counseling & Psychological Services, Religious & Spiritual Life Initiatives, Student Support Resources, University Health Services and Wellness Initiatives. Join us to hear about resources from the various departments that support your student on their wellness journey.

February 21
7:30 p.m. EST
Preparing for Graduation
Congratulations to you and your student! The time to plan for Commencement has come and this webinar will help you prepare for the big day. We'll go over deadlines, information about cap and gowns, planning for arrivals on campus, and how to encourage your student to stay connected to CMU after graduation.
March 6
7:30 p.m. EST
Study Abroad

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.

March 20
7:30 p.m. EST
Preparing for Summer Break
April 3
7:30 p.m. EST

Previous Webinars

Academic Support

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) supports student success through focusing on creating spaces for students to engage in their coursework and approach to learning through many group and individual program options. We'll be joined by members of the SASC team for an overview of their resources, information about Peer Tutoring, and Academic Coaching. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Community of Care

At CMU, community health and well-being is a fundamental priority for all of us as a community. There are times where your student may experience moments where they need to seek a particular type of support. Your student(s) have a community that truly cares and works in partnership with campus and community resources to support appropriate to each student's situation. Join Student Affairs as we highlight the array of resources available to your students if they may be navigating any of a wide range of life events.

Campus Dining

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 representatives from 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.

Student Leadership & Involvement

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.

Career & Professional Development

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 representatives from the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) to learn how you as family members and guardians can also have those effective conversations with your student(s).

Room Selection 2024

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 representatives from Housing Services and Residential Education to learn about Room Selection 2024, 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, this webinar will convey our excitement about the evolving, enriching and inclusive residential experience that we offer for upper-class students living on-campus.

Financial Aid Process for 2024-2025

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 2024-2025 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 relating to any of these topics.