Carnegie Mellon University

The ORIGINS Experience is a three day pre-orientation program for historically and socially minoritized first-year students, specifically focusing on those social identities in gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, as well as those who are the first generation in their family to go to college and Pell grant recipients. 

The experience will allow incoming first-year students the opportunity to connect with various community members including upper-class students, faculty, staff, and alumni. During the three day pre-orientation program, students will cultivate a sense of belonging, reflect on their transition to CMU, and build a network of resources.

The experience will call on students to engage in workshops, social activities, community outings, as well as networking sessions with various departments and administrators. 

The ORIGINS Experience participants move into their residence halls the Wednesday prior to the start of First-Year Orientation.