Carnegie Mellon University

Days of Service

Volunteer with your fellow Tartans during CMU's Days of Service, which include both small and large scale opportunities.

Orientation Day of Service

Each year during Orientation, we welcome all first-year undergraduate and graduate students to engage with the vibrant city of Pittsburgh and learn about Carnegie Mellon’s culture of civic engagement through direct service with more than 25 community partners. Students have the opportunity to engage in neighborhood and river cleanups, organize donations, prepare meals for local families and more.

Undergraduates will learn more about the day in their Orientation materials or by talking with their RA or OC. Graduate students will receive more information during their Orientation.


1000plus aims to get more than 1,000 members of the Carnegie Mellon community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, together to serve in a collective Day of Service during the fall and spring semesters. The 1000plus executive board takes on the responsibility of identifying community partners and service projects that meet real needs in Pittsburgh, training student site leaders who will lead participants through the project, as well as orchestrating a kickoff event and all necessary logistics for the day.

Learn more about 1000plus through The Bridge.