Carnegie Mellon University

Orientation Schedule

When you arrive on campus at Move-In, you will receive the Orientation Welcome Weekend Schedule Booklet (pdf) that details the schedule for August 18-19 as well as the Orientation Schedule (pdf) which details the schedule from August 20-26. An overview of the 2018 Orientation schedule is provided on this page. If you have any questions regarding the Orientation schedule, you can contact Anne Witchner.

Move-In: Saturday, August 18

10 am - 3 pm: Residence hall move-in
- Campus offices like Health Servicesthe HUBHousing ServicesDining Services, and the University Stores will be open for students to complete university business.
Evening: Dinner on your own and activities for students

Welcome Day and Family Orientation: Sunday, August 19

9:30 - 10:45 am: President's Welcome
11 am - 3:30 pm: College and academic sessions
11 am - 4:00 pm: Family orientation programs, open houses, and events 
- Includes a campus resource fair, banking information, information sessions, and an open house at the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.
- Campus offices like Health Services, the HUB, Housing Services, Dining Services, and the University Stores will be open for students to complete university business.
4 - 5 pm: Family farewell
Evening: Dinner for students and residence hall activities for students

Monday, August 20

8 am - 3 pm: House Day Activities
4 - 5:30 pm: Community Collage: performances to showcase CMU’s diversity of experience
7:30 - 9:30 pm: Playfair large group icebreaker to get to know the whole first year class

Tuesday, August 21

9 am - 1:45 pm: Making Your Mark and The Last Lecture Discussion
2 - 3:50 pm: Campus Sampler: Visit with offices about opportunities 
4 - 5:30 pm: Meet with your academic programs
7:30 - 10 pm: Class Photo and The Mentalist performance

Wednesday, August 22

9 am - 4 pm: Building Healthy and Responsible Communities
Evening: Activities with your college in Pittsburgh

Thursday, August 23

8:30 am - 4 pm: Academic Orientation with your college
5 - 6:15 pm: Convocation
8:30 - Midnight: Casino Night

Friday, August 24

10 am - 2:30 pm: Orientation Day of Service
Noon - 5:30 pm: Student organization events, campus office presentations, and open houses
7 pm - Midnight: Housewars competition and Greek Night

Saturday, August 25

Morning: Pittsburgh Connections events
Noon - 3 pm: Student organization events
3 - 5 pm: Craig Street Crawl
8 - 11 pm: First-Year Showcase and Activities Board Comedy Show

Sunday, August 26

Morning: Religious services and spirituality events
Noon - 7 pm: Student organization events
7 - 10 pm: Alumni panel and floor meetings