Carnegie Mellon University

ORIGINS: It begins with YOU

ORIGINS is an overnight, pre-orientation retreat 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 to go to college in their families and Pell grant recipients. This is an opportunity to connect and create community with other incoming first-year students participating in the retreat as well as upper-class student leaders and the staff in the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Students will also get the inside scoop on being successful and thriving at CMU.

Students participating in ORIGINS get to move into their residence early on Friday morning, August 16, 2019. The program starts Friday afternoon with lunch for participants, family members and key university partners. Students will depart after lunch for the retreat at Camp Guyasuta and return to campus Saturday evening, August 17, for the start of First-Year Orientation events and activities.

Spots are limited so pre-registration is required by July 29, 2019. There is a $52 ($50 + $2 processing fee) registration fee that can be paid via credit card through the CMU online ticketing platform (registration link click here). If you prefer to pay by check or money order, simply exit out of the web browser after submitting the registration form. Please make checks or money orders payable to "Carnegie Mellon University" and include participant's name in the "memo" line. Checks and money orders can be mailed to us directly:

Carnegie Mellon University
Attn: Leanna Strawoet
Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
5032 Forbes Ave., LL75
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

If you have questions or want to speak with someone about registration fee support, please csdi@andrew.cmu.edu or call at 412-268-2150.