Carnegie Mellon University

The Mindfulness Room

CMU students sit on comfy puff chairs in the Mindfulness Room

The Mindfulness Room is a dedicated space on campus to simply rest, breathe, and relax with no agenda.

No homework or technology allowed; this place is not for meetings or work but to recover and inspire yourself. The space opened in 2014 to offer the permission to rest and to encourage wellness practices throughout the day and evening.

A peek inside the Mindfulness Room, with yoga mats, comfy chairs and art on the walls

Equipped for relaxation and inspiration.

Step in and check out the plants, listen to a soothing waterfall wall, stretch on yoga mats, and meditate on pillows and comfortable seating. Once you're there, play in the craft corner and rotating art exhibit. Browse the bookshelf for favorite books from professors and faculty. Doodle on the white boards. Read scrapbooks filled with stories of love, laughter, failure and more in letters from alumni and upper-class students.

Student checks out hanging photos and art in Mindfulness Room Art Gallery

Open 24 Hours. Fall and Spring.

All Carnegie Mellon University community members have access to the Mindfulness Room, located on the Ground Floor of West Wing.

Student holds up chalkboard sign that reads "How do you stay present? Always think of reasons to be thankful!" in the Mindfulness Room

There are events, too, but the room mostly serves as a non-programmed space.

Practice gratitude (virtually, via Zoom) on Tuesdays from 12:30-1 p.m. Join our beginner's meditation circle on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. or one of our Peer Led Pause events on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Additional programs like watercoloring, therapeutic writing and bullet journaling, aromatherapy and relaxation workshops, mid-term exams and finals break events, and plant therapy have all been offered. Follow @CMU_MindfulnessRoom on Instagram for up-to-date announcements on our pet therapy and Peer Led Pause activity each week.

Get Involved

The Mindfulness Room is always seeking student leaders to join its team! Contact Angie Lusk, Mindfulness Room Advisor for more details. Don't forget to follow the Mindfulness Room on Instagram!


Thank you to the generous faculty and staff that have donated books, yoga mats, meditation cushions and art work of inspiration to this room. If you have a book(s), magazines and posters you wish to donate, please email Angie Lusk.