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Move-In Day Schedule

Information and the official schedule for Move-In Day on August 17, 2014 can be found below.  For any questions, comments, or concerns, contact Anne Witchner at

Wi-Fi Access

  • Parents/Guardians Only
    • Locate CMU-GUEST in the list of available Wi-Fi networks.  When prompted for a password, enter DML8UT6W to log in.  This code expires at midnight on August 17.
  • Students
    • Locate CMU-SECURE in the list of available Wi-Fi networks.  Use your AndrewID and password to log in.

Move-In and Pickup of Orientation Materials

(Please note: Schedules are subject to change)


Residence Hall Check-In, Move-In and Pickup of Orientation Materials
Please make sure you have a photo ID.   
(Orientation Staff will direct you to parking after you unload)

Obtain your key at the Margaret Morrison Street Check-In Tent if you reside in:
Boss House
Doherty House
Donner House
Hamerschlag House
Henderson House
Maragret Morrison Apartments
McGill House
Resnik House
Scobell House
Welch House
West Wing
Woodlawn Apartments
Look for blue signage that directs you to enter Schenley Drive (Schenley Drive is off Forbes Avenue). The road takes you around the campus to Margaret Morrison Street.

Obtain your key at the Forbes Avenue/Morewood Avenue Check-In Tent if you reside in:
Morewood Gardens
Morewood Gardens E-Tower
Mudge House
Stever House

Obtain your key at 4700 Fifth Avenue if you reside in:

Clyde House
Fairfax Apartments
Neville Apartments
The Residence on Fifth
Shady Oak Apartments
Shirley Apartments
Webster Apartments

*After 2 pm, all residents will check in at the Housing and Dining Office in Morewood Gardens E Tower. 

*After 8 pm, all residents will check in at the Morewood Gardens Service Desk in Morewood Gardens.

Programming and Services on August 17

University Dining Hours of Operation
Please see for more information.


Cohon University Center (CUC), First Floor
Stop by to pick up coffee, snacks, toiletries or other essentials at our campus convenience store.


Housing Services and Dining Services
Morewood Gardens E-Tower, First Floor
Stop by if you have questions or need assistance.


ID Card Photos
The HUB, Lower Level Warner Hall A12
If you did not submit a photo for your ID Card prior to July 12, you will be supplied with a temporary key to access your room at Residence Hall Check-In. You must report to The HUB to have a photo taken in order to receive your student ID Card. Please bring your Residence Hall Check-In envelope with you. Commuter students will receive their student ID Card at Orientation Check-In or at the Commuter Students’ Reception at 3:00pm in the afternoon.


Enrollment Services
The HUB, Lower Level Warner Hall A12
Visit The HUB to speak with a Student Services Specialist regarding general student account, financial aid and student loan inquiries. Questions regarding tuition payments, ID Cards and Plaid Ca$h accounts may also be directed here. First-year course registration concerns may be addressed to individual colleges at this time.

8:30am-3:30pm Immunization Clinic
Health Services, Morewood Gardens E-Tower
Students who are non-compliant with Carnegie Mellon immunizations must report to Health Services to update their records prior to closing at 3:30pm.

Postal Services
CUC, Lower Level
Student mailboxes are located on the lower level of the CUC and are assigned by the Student Mailbox Code (SMC) available on SIO. There is also a fully functional branch of the United States Postal Services located on the lower level of the CUC as well as a package pick-up window.

9:00am-3:30pm Orientation Information
Kirr Commons, CUC Lobby
Orientation Staff will be available to answer questions or provide directions as needed throughout the day.
9:00am-3:30pm Banking Information
McKenna Peter Wright Room, CUC and PNC Branch in Lower Level of CUC
Representatives from local banks are available to answer questions and help you set up new accounts. Please note that PNC Bank has been selected as the Carnegie Mellon preferred banking partner. Students with a PNC account can link it to their Carnegie Mellon ID card, which will then function as an ATM card.
9:00am-5:00pm Computing Help
Cyert Hall 119

Visit the Computing Services Help Center for your computing and account related questions. Phone and email support are available 7:00am-7:00pm (412-268-4357 or

9:00am-12:30pm Family Welcome Area
Alumni Lounge, CUC
Enjoy refreshments while meeting Carnegie Mellon students, families and staff.
10:00am-4:00pm University Stores
CUC First Floor and Lower Level
Explore two levels of the Campus Bookstore, Art Store and Computer Shop and stock up on Carnegie Mellon supplies and accessories.
10:00am Church of the Ascension Worship Service and Free BBQ Lunch
4729 Ellsworth Avenue (on the corner of Ellsworth Avenue and Neville Street
Students and their families are invited to join Church of the Ascension for our Sunday worship followed by our barbecue lunch on the lawn. Come meet our clergy, staff, families and other students. For more information, see
10:30am Oakland Gospel Church Service
Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Avenue
Students and family members are invited to worship and meet clergy, staff, families and other students.
10:45am-11:45am & 2:30pm-3:30pm Student Affairs Welcome and Overview of Student Services
McConomy Auditorium, CUC
Students and their families are encouraged to attend this welcome address by Dean of Student Affairs, Gina Casalegno. Following her remarks about the student experience and what families can do to support their students as they transition to college life, Dean Casalegno will open the floor to questions from students and family members.  She will be joined by a panel of representatives from various campus services. Staff from Student Affairs, Enrollment Services, Housing and Dining Services, University Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Career and Professional Development Center and University Police who will be available to answer specific questions and look forward to demonstrating the web of support that exists as we welcome you to the CMU community.
11:00am-2:30pm Lunch: Taste of the Tartans
Wiegand Gymnasium, CUC
New students and family members are invited to enjoy complimentary samples of the wide variety of dining options available on campus.
11:00am-2:00pm Student Services Resource Fair
First floor lobby areas and Connan Room, CUC
Representatives from various student service departments will be available to answer your questions and provide useful literature and information.
11:00am-1:30pm Open House and Free Bagel Brunch at Hillel
Hillel Jewish University Center (JCUC) - 4607 Forbes Ave (at the corner of Forbes Avenue and S Craig St)

The Jewish Students Association invites you to satisfy any last minute nerves with more than just bagels and schmear. Upperclassman will also be available to give tours of the building and talk about Jewish life on campus. There will be food for everyone and we will do our best to accommodate allergies. 

11:00am-1:30pm Lutheran Student Fellowship Open House (12:30pm) following the 11:00am Divine Service
535 North Neville Street - First Trinity Church
All welcome! It is just a short walk from campus.  Visit for more info.

Individual College Programs
Students and family members will meet with deans and faculty members to discuss the academic transition as well as resources available to facilitate success. Please see meeting time and location listed under each college.

*BXA Programs

  • Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) may attend CFA (according to CFA concentration) or Dietrich College.
  • Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) may attend CFA (according to CFA concentration) or MCS.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) may attend CFA (according to CFA concentration) or SCS.

*Science and Humanities Scholars may attend the welcome event for Dietrich College, Mellon College of Science, or both.

Mellon College of Science
12:00pm - 1:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, CUC

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rangos Ballroom, CUC

School of Computer Science
1:15pm - 2:15pm
McConomy Auditorium, UC

College of Fine Arts
1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Architecture - Porter Hall 100
  • Art - Margaret Morrison 103
  • Design - Margaret Morrison A14
  • Drama - Rauh Theater, Purnell Center for The Arts
  • Music - Kresge Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts

Tepper School of Business
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mellon Auditorium, Posner Hall

Carnegie Institute of Technology
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Baker Lawn Tent
(Doherty Hall 2210 if tent cannot be used due to extreme weather)

BXA Meet & Greet
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Margaret Morrison A-11
The BXA office welcomes students and their families to the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs, which include the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA), the Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) and the Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA).
1:00pm-2:00pm Fraternity and Sorority Information Session
Connan Room, CUC

This session, hosted by the Student Life Office and CMU’s three Greek governing councils will provide attendees with an overview of Greek Life at CMU. Attendees will learn more about the CMU Greek experience, along with our structure, traditions, and culture. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend. 

2:30pm-4:00pm Ice Cream Social for Legacy Students and Families
Alumni House, Forbes Avenue
A legacy student is anyone with family members who are CMU alumni. All legacy students and their families are invited to attend an ice cream social to meet other students and celebrate the Carnegie Mellon tradition.
2:30pm-3:30pm Campus Tour
Warner Hall Entrance
Get acquainted with campus and learn about your new community.
2:30pm-3:15pm Temporary Housing Residents Meeting
Connan Room, CUC
This information session for temporary housing residents will address questions and concerns. Students and family members are welcome. Staff members from Student Life and Housing and Dining Services will be available.
3:00pm-3:45pm Transfer & Commuter Students Dessert Reception
Danforth Lounge, CUC
Enjoy dessert as you meet other commuter students and get your questions answered about the transition to Carnegie Mellon. Family members are also welcome to attend. Those who have not yet received their student ID can do so at this reception.
3:15pm-4:00pm Temporary Housing Hosts Meeting
Connan Room, CUC
Students and family members are welcome to attend this information session for students selected as Hosts of the temporary housing residents. Staff members from Student Life and Housing and Dining Services will be available to address questions and concerns about hosting temporary housing.
4:00pm-5:00pm President’s Address
Baker Lawn Tent
Students and family members are invited to attend a welcome address by Dr. Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University.
5:00pm-7:30pm Family Dinner and Farewell
This is an opportunity to have dinner on your own. Dine at a local restaurant or at on campus dining facility to celebrate the beginning of your academic adventure. For ideas, stop by the Orientation Information table in the lobby of the University Center.

Catholic Mass
Baker Lawn Tent
Event sponsored by the Catholic Newman Club.

5:30pm Dinner for First Year Students On Their Own
Weigand Gymnasium, CUC
8:00pm-9:30pm Floor Meetings
Ask RA for Details
•Boss House - On Floor
•Donner House - On Floor
•Hamerschlag House - On Floor
•Henderson House - Henderson Lounge
•McGill House - On Floor
•Morewood E-Tower - On Floor
•Mudge House - On Floor
•The Residence on Fifth - On Floor
•Scobell House - On Floor
•Stever House - On Floor
•Welch House - Henderson Lounge
9:30pm-11:00pm Residence Hall Activities
Margaret Morrison Block Party, Morewood Avenue Block Party, Rez on Fifth Extravaganza
Ask your OC for details.