First Year Orientation 2012
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Campus
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 130 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 19) will be geared to all family members. Move-in to the residence halls will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 19. Programs will continue throughout the day and will include: information sessions, resource fair, college meetings, overview of student services, and a welcome by Jared L. Cohon, President of Carnegie Mellon. After dinner on August 19, all new students will take part in residential activities. 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 20 through Sunday, August 26. The first days of classes will be on Monday, August 27.
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 19 program. Contact the Office of International Education at 412.268.5231 for more information.
If you have any question about Orientation 2012, please contact Anne R. Witchner, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Orientation at 412-268-4886 or email@example.com.