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Get Ready... for First Year Orientation 2014!

Sunday, August 17 - Sunday, August 24

Going away to college is a big transition, and the Orientation program at Carnegie Mellon is designed to make that transition easier. Orientation is a weeklong program organized by current Carnegie Mellon students to introduce incoming students to each other, the campus and local community. Over 220 current students will welcome new students to campus and will work hard throughout Orientation to make sure it is a memorable week and a great introduction to life at Carnegie Mellon.

The programs and events on the opening day of Orientation (Sunday, August 17) will be geared to all family members. Move-in to the residence halls will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 17. Programs will continue throughout the day and will include: information sessions, a resource fair, ‘Taste of the Tartans’ Luncheon Showcase, college meetings and an overview of student services. These programs will continue into the late afternoon. We encourage you to have dinner with your student on campus or at a local restaurant and then return to campus for a residence hall floor meeting around 7:30 p.m. Parents and family members are respectfully asked to depart campus at this point. Orientation programming will then be exclusively focused on the new students from Monday, August 18 through Sunday, August 24. The first day of classes will be on Monday, August 25.

Please note that students will not be permitted to move into the residence halls prior to August 17 unless they are involved in one of the pre-Orientation programs. Students and family members will receive detailed information about Orientation during the summer months.

A mandatory Orientation is scheduled for international students. This program will take place right before the start of the August 17 program. Contact the Office of International Education at 412.268.5231 for more information.

If you have any question about Orientation 2014, please contact Anne R. Witchner, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Orientation at 412-268-4886 or