January 23 - February 13, 2021
SLICE has partnered with departments across Student Affairs to organize an exciting slate of Winter Welcome events. Through the collaborative and celebratory events, we hope to reconnect students to each other, the Carnegie Mellon campus and the Pittsburgh community.
The Winter Welcome events are a great way for students to meet new people, get involved with CMU’s student organizations, build school spirit, participate in service projects and practice wellness as they start their spring semester.
Learn more about travel protocol and the 14-day quarantine for students arriving or returning to Pittsburgh.
For university spring residents, learn more about move-in and arrival expectations.
Meals & Dining Locations
See the Dining Services website for information about meal plans and a list of locations and hours.
Week One: Saturday, January 23 - Sunday, January 31
Spring move-in occurs from January 23 through January 31 between 9 am and 7 pm.
January 23, 7 - 8:30 pm: Campus Trivia Night
January 24, 7 - 8:30 pm: Residential Education Events by Building
January 25, 11 am - 12 pm: OIE Welcome - Study Abroad Information Session
January 25, 6 - 7 pm: Black Male Summit Dinner Discussion: A Look Back as We Progress Forward
In light of the continued social unrest of 2020 we want to look back on the experiences of Black men and discuss how we continue to move forward in support of Black male identity development as a campus community. This event is open to all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or national origin, who support the advancement of Black men in the Carnegie Mellon community, including students staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni.
January 25, 7 - 8:30 pm: Residential Education Events by Building
January 26, 11 am - 1 pm: JUMPSTART Career Fair
January 26, 1:30 - 5 pm: ENCOMPASS Career Fair
January 26, 8 pm: Fast Friends Event
January 27, 10 am - 10:45 am: Virtual Neighbors Program Information Session
Are you an international student who would like to be matched with a local family or fellow student? Are you a CMU community member who would like to be matched with a CMU international student? Attend this session to learn more about our current Virtual Neighbor Program, as well as our Host Family Program. Join us on Zoom!
For more information on International Education Week, visit the Office of International Education.
January 27, 11 am - 1 pm: JUMPSTART Career Fair
January 27, 1:30 - 5 pm: ENCOMPASS Career Fair
January 28, 2 pm: Touring with the Tartans Virtually: Key Campus Locations for Spring 2021
January 28, 3 - 4 pm: Campus Partner Breakout Sessions
- CMU Washington Semester Program Information Session: Zoom
- Undergraduates from any course of study who value firsthand policy experience are invited to apply to the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program, sponsored by the university’s Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS). In this semester-long program, students live, work, and study in Washington, DC, coming into direct contact with political, business, and community leaders and learning about the most pressing policy issues of the day. Please join us to learn more about the program and application timelines.
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion with the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC): Zoom
- Join this session to learn how we support our diverse student population in navigating the career development journey through identity-based resources, neurodiversity programs, and more.
- Orientation Counselor Information Session: Zoom
- Interested in being an Orientation Counselor for Orientation 2021? Join the Head Orientation Counselors (HOCs) and the Office of First-Year Orientation to learn more about the position and the application process.
- What Health Services Can Do For You: Zoom
- Overview of University Health Services and what they have to offer for health care for students.
January 28, 4 - 5 pm: Campus Partner Breakout Sessions
- Pre-College Student-Staff Recruitment Open House: Zoom
- Pre-College is looking for its Summer 2021 student-staff to serve as Resident Advisors and Community Advisors to more than 600 teens from all around the U.S. and its territories. Summer 2021 is remote so nobody is required to be in Pittsburgh. Pre-College staff members hone their skills in supervision, event planning, operations and procedure management, student support, peer guide and resource; they will serve as a bridge between participants' high school world and the adult one coming their way soon. Have FUN and be a fulfilling presence as Pre-College offers a well-rounded academic, extra-curricular and social taste of independence, university life, and "adulting" next steps. Learn in a fun, largely student-staff-led environment designed to provide a life-changing experience for eager 10-12th graders to taste CMU and feel 'college-life'. This role is easily cross-trainable and transferable to any leadership position, manager role, social scientist, and even data-work.
- Student Perspective on Study Abroad: Zoom
- Are you interested in studying abroad during your time at CMU? Join us during our live panel with returned study abroad students to learn more!
- Early Engagement with the Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC): Zoom
- The Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) has a variety of programs that have been created specifically with first-year students in mind. Engaging early with the CPDC in your academic career gives you a head start to connect with employers and participate in events that can help you learn about yourself and potential career field. Find out about the On-Campus Employment program, online workshops and appointments with Career Peer Mentors (CPMs), CAREERLAUNCH online learning module (in Canvas), and specific career and networking events specifically for freshmen and sophomores.
- Greek Life Information Session: Zoom
- Learn more about Carnegie Mellon's fraternity and sorority community and have an opportunity to ask questions about recruitment, leadership, and philanthropy opportunities.
January 28, 7 - 8 pm: CMU Kahoot Trivia
January 28, 7 - 8 pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Christians on Campus Welcome Meeting hosted by Christians on Campus: Zoom
- We are Christians on Campus at CMU, a student club pursuing genuine Christian faith. As the 2021 Spring semester starts, we would love to welcome back our members and invite new friends to join our pursuit of Christian faith. Zoom password: cocs21
- Among Us hosted by Student Dormitory Council (SDC): Zoom
- Play among us with members of SDC while learning about Housing at CMU! Zoom password: sdc
- Values without Dogma hosted by Humanist League: Zoom
- Moral values can come from a place of open discussion and rational inquiry. At the Humanist League, we celebrate dialogue over dogma, and a mutual understanding over ideological divides. Join us to discuss and learn how values can be held without becoming dogmatic.
- CMU-Hillel Semester Kickoff Event: Virtual Tu B'Shvat Game Night hosted by CMU-Hillel Jewish Students Association: Zoom
- Kick off the new semester and the new year for trees with a fun Tu B'Shvat game night with CMU Hillel. Bring your favorite fruit and hang out with Jewish students at CMU!
January 28, 8 - 9 pm: Escape Rooms
Join fellow students for a fun night of adventure and mystery! Get to know each other and work as a team to solve problems during the escape room event, “Follow Me - Globe Trotter,” where your team will race to save the world from the evil Mr. E. Register for this event by 9 a.m. ET on January 27.
January 28, 8 - 9 pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Colorea con SHPE hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: Zoom
- Join us for Coloring with SHPE! This is a virtual coloring event where you can fill out the Google Sheets coloring pages and talk with members of SHPE and other attendees.
- Game Night hosted by Strong Women Strong Girls: Zoom
- Hang out with members of Strong Women Strong Girls while we play games from Cards Against Humanity, to Scattergories, to Skribbl, Among Us, Jackbox, Incoherent, and others. We are excited to hang out and chat while playing different games!
- Games & Fellowship hosted by Agape Christian Ministry: Zoom
- Meet classmates over games and fellowship with Agapé Christian Ministry. Win some prizes! Visit www.agape-churches.org/campus to learn more about us.
January 28, 9 - 10 pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Caffeinated Conversations hosted by Pittsburgh Students Active in Luteran Ministry (PSALM): Zoom
- Grab a beverage, warm, cold, caffeinated or not, and kick back with folks to have meaningful discussion around topics of the day that take into account philosophical or religious world views. (e.g. "What is normal?", "in a world of competing sources of information and news, is it possible to have a common baseline of truth among people with different views?"). All are welcome into this conversation.
- Supporting Community Mental Health hosted by Here For You: Zoom
- Join Here for You to learn how to keep your mental health strong throughout the semester. We will discuss strategies for supporting your and others' mental health. Come hear your new friends share their experiences supporting each other and helping each other stay positive!
- Ask Me Anything...hosted by Gracepoint: Zoom
- Have questions that you've always wanted answered about purpose of life, God, universe? Ever wonder why if there's a good God, why all this evil? Curious about what Christianity is all about? We'd love to dialogue with you and have a discussion with other curious students. Time will be hosted by Angell Shieh, MD/PhD (member of Council of Religious Advisors). We will also be raffling gift cards and boba!
January 29, 10 - 11:30 am: Virtual MLK Interfaith Breakfast
Every year, members of the Carnegie Mellon community are invited to an informal breakfast with campus and community interfaith leaders, followed by conversation about the life and legacy of Dr. King through the lens of faith, activism, and social justice. This year, please join us for a virtual gathering featuring a keynote by Dr. Eboo Patel.
Dr. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, civic engagement, and the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles, and is a frequent keynote speaker at colleges and universities, philanthropic convenings, and civic gatherings, both in person and virtually. He served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council.
Registration required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 27.
January 29, 10 - 11 am: International Student Welcome Session
January 29, 2 pm: Touring with the Tartans Virtually: Key Campus Locations for Spring 2021
January 29, 3 - 4pm: Campus Partner Breakout Sessions
- Understanding Your Meal Plan and On-Campus Dining: Zoom
- Learn how to use your dining plan at campus dining locations, how to use our GET online ordering platform for contactless food ordering and pick-up and hear from dining’s registered dietitian about special dining needs options.
- Civic Engagement Panel: Zoom
- Join Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement (SLICE) and Partners Allied in Civic Engagement (PACE) will host a panel to review opportunities to participate in civic engagement opportunities at Carnegie Mellon and in Pittsburgh.
- Undergraduate Research for Every Discipline: Zoom
- All CMU students are encouraged to participate in research and creative inquiry -- as early as their first year. Learn how the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) supports student research via Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship (SURA), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), and other programs. The URO team will discuss the importance of research, how to get started, and how it can lead to opportunities such as external fellowships and scholarships. They will also discuss summer research opportunities available for 2021.
- International Student Perspectives Panel: Zoom
- Join us for a live panel of international students as they share their experiences at CMU and in Pittsburgh. Come and ask your questions as well!
January 29, 7 - 8 pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Tartan Cultural Exploration hosted by International Student Union: Zoom
- Which culture are you curious about? We are interested in learning more about yours! The International Student Union welcomes you to a casual discussion for new and current students of all backgrounds to meet friends and spend a moment to share insights and explore their cultural curiosities. The event is hosted by the International Student Union, but similar to all other ISU events, its purpose is to create a welcoming space for anyone interested to engage and explore CMU's cultural melting pot!
- A Beginner Salsa Lesson hosted by CMU Ballroom Dance Club: Zoom
- Come join us for a beginner salsa lesson with CMU Ballroom Dance Club. Back by popular demand! Zero experience in any form of dance needed. No need for a partner either. Come dance with us!
- Feminism and Intersectionality in our Everyday Lives hosted by Feminists Engaged in Multicultural Matters & Education (FEMME): Zoom
- In this session, we will be discussing feminism and intersectionality, specifically on campus. We will be discussing experiences people have had and how we can all support each other. Anyone participating can share as little or as much as they feel comfortable with.
- Game Idea Pitch-a-Thon hosted by Game Creation Society: Zoom
- Wonder what it’s like to design a game? Come join the Game Idea Pitch-a-thon! It's a super chill event: you brainstorm game ideas and pitch them to the rest of the group! If you come up with something interesting, come join the Game Creation Society where you learn how you can make your pitches a reality!
January 29, 8 - 9 pm: Escape Rooms
January 29, 8 - 9 pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Financial Literacy Trivia hosted by Moneythink CMU: Zoom
- Moneythink is a national organization connecting college volunteers with local high school students to improve financial literacy in our society’s youth. We mentor students on personal finance-related topics such as investing, taxes, and banking, host an annual idea hackathon, and teach a CMU stuco course 98-272 Intro to Financial Literacy. If you are passionate about financial literacy topics such as investing, taxes, and banking, interested in volunteering, or have a desire to mentor and teach high school students, you can find us on Facebook at Moneythink CMU. This is a great opportunity in college to learn more about finance as well as give back to the community. Join us for financial literacy trivia with prizes alongside the current Moneythink mentors. See you there!
- Staying Social on a Virtual Campus hosted by Sigma Nu: Zoom
- Welcome back to CMU! We'd like to invite you to meet Sigma Nu brothers and discuss ways to stay social through an isolating semester. Come and join and get to know us! Afterwards, participate in a Skribbl.io tournament for a chance to win multiple prizes! Skribbl.io is a free online-game in which one player draws a specific word whilst the other players attempt to guess the word based on their drawing. We'll have a few breakout rooms and the winners of each room will win a prize. No installation is necessary, just join us in Zoom! For more details, please contact our recruitment chair Alistair McMillan at email@example.com. We hope to see you soon!
- Among Us hosted by Delta Tau Delta: Zoom
- Join the Brothers of Delta Tau Delta for relaxed socialization and to play some Among Us! This will be a great opportunity to meet new people and get to know our fraternity and what we do on campus.
January 30, 7 - 8pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Subtle SASE Game Night hosted by Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE): Zoom
- Join the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) for a chill game night with options of Codenames, Geoguessr, or other social deduction games on Zoom.
- BINGO Game hosted by the Asian Student Association (ASA): Zoom
- Asian Student Association is a great way to meet new people and get connected with upperclassmen! Join us at our Icebreaker-themed Bingo game to get to know each other better and learn how to get involved in ASA.
January 30, 8 - 9 pm: Escape Rooms
January 30, 8 - 9 pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Winter Social hosted by ScottyLabs: Zoom
- Interested in tech and design? Come join ScottyLabs to play fun games and learn more about what we do, life at CMU, academics, and much more!
- Another Year, Another ________ hosted by Klesis Christian Fellowship: Zoom
- Join Klesis Christian Fellowship as we usher in the new year with our welcome night. Meet other students, connect, and hear a talk about life & why we're doing what we're doing. We'll be ending with some games and raffle prizes (gift cards, hydroflask, etc)!
- Navigating a Balanced Life as a CMU Student hosted by Asian Christian Fellowship: Zoom
- How do I maintain a well-balanced life as a CMU student? How can I make sure my academic, physical, and spiritual needs are being met? Join Asian Christian Fellowship in a free-flowing Q&A session, and ask our experienced panel members any questions that you might have! As upperclassmen, we want to share the tips & tricks to navigating CMU and college-life so you can succeed and find happiness and purpose!
January 30, 9 - 10 pm: Student Org/CORA Breakout Sessions
- Come learn about Buggy! hosted by Sweepstakes: Zoom
- We will start with a short presentation about buggy, followed by breakout room sessions where you will get a chance to talk to students who are currently involved! During these sessions, students will be available to answer questions or talk about their experience.
- Game Night hosted by Taiwanese Students Association (TSA): Zoom
- Come hang out with the members of CMU TSA! We'll be playing some of your favorite online party games and board games, or just stop by for a quick chat!
- All-In for 2021: Online Poker Tournament hosted by Alpha Tau Omega: Zoom
- The brothers of Alpha Tau Omega invite all CMU students to our Online Poker Tournament! $70 is up for grabs (no entry fees!) to be split among the top 3 finishers. Contestants of all skill levels are welcome to compete! Come raise the stakes with us, as we enter into a new year! For more information about Alpha Tau Omega, make sure to visit cmuato.org! We look forward to meeting you all soon! Registration is required for this event and will close 60 minutes prior to the event.
January 31, 1 - 3 pm: Orientation Refresher for Residential Students
January 31, 7 - 7:30pm: Relaxation Rituals
January 31, 8 - 9 pm: Residential Floor Meetings
Week Two: Monday, February 1 - Sunday, February 7
February 1, 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Strolling into 2021 with the Divine 9
February 2: Groundhod Day Trivia and Shadow Viewing
February 2, 8 pm: Groundhog Day Movie Showing
February 3, 8 - 9:30 pm: Speed Friending
February 4, 12 - 1 pm: Soup Cooking Demo - National Homemade Soup Day
February 4 is National Homemade Soup Day! Join Chef George from Chartwells for a soup cooking demonstration to learn how to make soup for this national soup day. He'll be making a Chicken & Toasted Brown Rice Soup: A twist on a classic chicken soup made with toasted brown rice,with celery, carrots, onions, and fresh herbs. Join us on Zoom!
February 4, 11 am - 3 pm: Soup Pick Up - National Homemade Soup Day
Let's warm up and celebrate National Homemade Soup Day! After you've watched Chef George cook some soup during the soup cooking demonstration, stop by one of the dining locations on campus to pick up your free cup of soup between 11am-3pm.
- Cohon Center Marketplace
- The Exchange
- The Underground
February 4, 8 - 9:30 pm: Greek Night
February 5, 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Scotch 'n' Soda Sub Troupes
Ever wonder what it's like to create original theatre on campus? Scotch'n'Soda has got the inside scoop! If you want to learn more about sketch comedy, improv comedy, or writing new shows, you won't want to miss this. Featuring performances by our own Tisbert Sketch Comedy, the No Parking Players, and New Works Coffeehouse. Plus, stick around after the show for different workshops where you can meet current members and try theatre out for yourself! Join us on Zoom!
February 5, 8 pm: Virtual Paint Night
February 6, 9 - 10:30 pm: Lunar New Year Celebration
February 7, 11 am - 4 pm: Hot Chocolate Pick Up
It's Sunday, your first virtual week of classes is complete for the spring semester, and you deserve a free hot chocolate. Stop by one of the below locations between 11am-4pm for a free hot chocolate to-go!
- The Underground
Week Three: Monday, February 8 - Saturday, February 13
February 8, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: LGBTQ+ Mixer
February 8: AB Films Movie Night
February 9: Volunteer Appreciation Day
February 9, 8 - 9:30 pm: PACE Service Project: Transcrib-a-Thon
February 10: 5 - 6 pm: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture: A Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
February 11, 4:30 - 6 pm: THE virtual FAIR
February 11: Arts Pass Day
All graduate and undergraduate CMU students can gain free access to eight Pittsburgh venues with their Carnegie Mellon ID.
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Carnegie Museum of Art
- The Andy Warhol Museum
- Carnegie Science Center
- Mattress Factory
- National Aviary
- Phipps Botanical Gardens
- Heinz History Center
Many of our partner museums have modified their policies and procedures due to COVID-19. Please review the information on the Arts Pass page before planning your trip to learn the most up to date information.
February 12, 9pm: Lip Sync Battle
Are you a fan of Lip Sync Battle? Do you find yourself singing along to your favorite playlist as you're zooming along your day? Now is your chance to sing for us all! This Lip Sync Battle will give you a chance to text in your requests, then our DJ spins the track. Students who want to participate sing and battle it out!
You participate by clapping for your favorite "Lip Syncers" and in between the DJ will play music, lead some dances, and keep the party going. Wondering what you can win? We got you covered. You'll have the chance to win the College Lip Sync Golden Microphone Trophy as well as gift cards and other prizes.
Interesting in adding your name to the line up early? Email Andrew Greenwald in SLICE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 13, 6pm: Bhangra in the Burgh Showcase
Bhangra in the Burgh is an organization that brings together Bhangra teams from across the nation to compete on one stage in a night of music, dance, and South Asian culture. Throughout the past 14 years, the competition has grown immensely in popularity and acclaim. Bhangra in the Burgh, now deemed the largest student-run event in Pittsburgh, is also a non-profit organization that raises money every year for a local charity. This year, our charity of choice is the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting the Bhangra in the Burgh Showcase in an online format, allowing Bhangra teams from around the country to showcase their talent and efforts during quarantine.