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Move-in Day Schedule

The official schedule for Move-in Day on August 17, 2014 is not yet available.  For reference, refer to the schedule for Move-in Day 2013 below.

Getting Moved In and Picking up your Orientation Essentials

(Please note: Schedules are subject to change)

9:00am - 3:00pm

Residence Hall Check-In and Move-In and Pick-up of Orientation Materials
Please make sure you have a photo ID.   
(Orientation Staff will direct you 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 Park Drive (Schenley Park Drive is on 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:

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

*After 3:00pm, Room Key Pick-Up will move to the Housing and Dining Office in Morewood Gardens E Tower. 

*After 8:30pm, go to the Morewood Gardens Service Desk in Morewood Gardens.

*For students arriving after Sunday, August 18, please go the Housing and Dining Office in Morewood Gardens E-Tower to get their residence hall key during business hours.  After business hours, students will go to the Morewood Gardens Service Desk.

Orientation materials can be picked up at the Orientation Information table in the University Center.  See schedule booklet for these times.

Programming and Services on August 18

7:00am - 8:00pm Entropy+
University Center (UC), First Floor
Stop by to pick up coffee, snacks, toiletries or other essentials at our campus convenience store.
8:30am - 4:30pm   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 this 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.
9:00am - 4:00pm Postal Services UC, Lower Level
Student mailboxes are located on the lower level of the UC 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 UC as well as a package pick-up window.
9:00am - 3:30pm Orientation Information
Kirr Commons, UC Lobby
Orientation Staff will be available to answer questions or provide directions as needed throughout the day. You can also purchase your ticket for the Clippership Cruise Dance Party on Pittsburgh’s famous Rivers for Thursday evening! Tickets are first come first served! Please be prepared to present student ID.
Banking Information
McKenna Peter Wright Room, UC and PNC Branch in Lower Level of UC
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 - 3:00pm Computing Help
Cyert Hall 119
Need help connecting to the wireless network, downloading software, configuring printers? Have other computer-related questions? Visit the Computing Services Help Center. Phone (412-268-4357) and email ( support are also available.
9:00am - 12:30pm Family Welcome Area
Alumni Lounge, UC
Enjoy refreshments while meeting Carnegie Mellon students, families and staff.
10:00am - 4:00pm University Stores, UC 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!
10:45am - 11:45am & 2:30pm - 3:30pm Student Affairs Welcome and Overview of Student Services
McConomy Auditorium, UC
Students and their families are encouraged to attend this welcome address by Dean of Student Affairs, Gina Casalegno. She will be accompanied 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 will be present and available to answer your questions.
11:00am - 2:30pm Lunch: Taste of the Tartans
Wiegand Gymnasium, UC
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
Rangos Ballroom 2 and 3
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 (JUC)
4607 Forbes Ave (at the corner of Forbes Avenue and S Craig St)
The Hillel Jewish University Center is hosting a Welcome Brunch for new CMU Jewish students and their parents. Come meet the staff, students of Hillel and other Jewish freshmen. We look forward to seeing you!
11:00am–12:00pm Technology Panel
Connan Room, University Center
Students and their families are encouraged to attend this panel discussion hosted by Computing Services. Staff and student representatives will be available to answer your computer and computing resource questions.
11:00am Lutheran Student Fellowship Open House following the 11:00am Divine Service
535 North Neville Street First Trinity Church
The service is just a short walk from campus; contact us for a ride (
12:00pm - 3:30pm

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 may attend CFA (according to CFA concentration) or Dietrich College.
•Bachelor of Science and Arts may attend CFA (according to CFA concentration) or MCS.
•Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts 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, UC

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Baker Lawn Tent

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
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Baker Lawn Tent

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, UC
Learn more about Greek Life at Carnegie Mellon and what a Fraternity or Sorority has to offer you. Ask questions of members and representatives from the Greek Community.
2:30pm - 4:00pm Ice Cream Social for Legacy Students and Families
Alumni Lounge, University Center
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 Student Affairs Welcome and Overview of Student Services
McConomy Auditorium, UC
See 10:45am for description.
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, UC
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, UC
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, UC
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 Tartan Tale! For ideas, stop by the Orientation Information table in the lobby of the University Center.
5:00pm Dinner for First Year Students On Their Own
Please check with your Orientation Counselor (OC) and Resident Assistant (RA) about dinner in your residence hall.
5:15pm Catholic Mass
Baker Lawn Tent
The event is sponsored by the Catholic Newman Club.
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