Departmental Tours and Events

Visiting Individual Schools/Departments

In addition to the general campus tour, various individual schools and departments within Carnegie Mellon offer opportunities for prospective students and families to tour facilities, attend an information session or meet with a faculty member. If the department or school you're interested in doesn't appear below, appointments could possibly be made on an individual basis, in advance of your visit. Please call the Office of Admission at 412.268.2082 for a specific department's contact information.

College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

To arrange a meeting with the Biomedical Engineering department at least one week in advance of your visit, contact Kristin Galuska at 412.268.3955.

Chemical Engineering

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the Chemical Engineering Department offices year round. It's suggested that you contact either Janet Latini at 412.268.2230 or Cindy Vicker at 412.268.1566 to schedule a visit. We do our best to accommodate drop-in visitors in our main office at Doherty Hall 1107.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Civil and Environmental Engineering offices year-round. Contact Andrea Francioni Rooney, Director of Undergraduate Programs at 412.268.9723 to schedule a visit. We also try to accommodate drop-in visitors in our main office, Porter Hall 119.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

During the academic year (approximately September-April), informational tours of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) are offered by ECE honor society students. Prospective students are encouraged to register for this event before they come to campus. 

Engineering and Public Policy

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Engineering and Public Policy office year-round. To schedule an appointment prior to your visit, please visit the Engineering and Public Policy website. We also try to accommodate drop-in visitors in our main office at Porter Hall 126C. For drop-in visits, please contact Deborah Kuntz, EPP Program Coordinator at 412.268.3303.

Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering Department makes every effort to accommodate all requests for department visits year round. Please contact the Materials Science and Engineering office at 412.268.2700 at least two weeks in advance to schedule a visit.

Mechanical Engineering

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the Mechanical Engineering Department. To schedule an appointment, please visit the Mechanical Engineering website.

College of Fine Arts

School of Architecture

Prospective students and their families are invited to experience the School of Architecture. Weekday visits are by appointment only for a combined one-hour informational discussion and tour. Visit the School of Architecture's website for more information about scheduling an appointment.

School of Art

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the School of Art to discuss the program and tour the facilities. To schedule an appointment, contact Mark Cato, assistant head at 412.268.1531. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

School of Design

Applicants and their families are encouraged to visit the School of Design to meet members of our design community and tour the facilities. Visit the School of Design’s website to schedule a tour.

School of Drama

Daily tours are available of the Purnell Center for the Arts for prospective students who are interested in learning more about the School of Drama during Turn Tartan Overnight Weekends. Tours are not guaranteed without a reservation. Please register online to reserve a space.

Please note: Because of the sensitive nature of many of our classes, the School of Drama does not have an open door policy on visiting students attending classes. We will have classes available during Turn Tartan Overnights for students interested in attending Carnegie Mellon University.

School of Music

Students that have a strong interest in the School of Music have the opportunity to attend one of our visitor sessions to learn more about music studies at Carnegie Mellon. These one-hour visitor sessions include a question and answer session as well as a tour of the School of Music facilities. You can make your reservation online, or call 412.268.4118.

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Academic Advisory Center

Prospective students with general questions about the Dietrich College and the transition from high school to Carnegie Mellon are welcome to schedule an in-person or phone appointment to speak with an Academic Advisory Center Advisor by calling 412.268.2924.

Economics

Prospective students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Director of the Undergraduate Economics Program.

English

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of English to learn more about our majors. Contact Laura Donaldson to schedule a meeting.

History

The Department of History welcomes prospective students and their families to schedule an individual meeting to learn more about the majors within the department. Please contact History Professor Naum Kats at 412.268.6738 to discuss the major in Social and Political History. Please contact the Academic Program Manager Emily Half at 412.268.7082 to discuss the major in Global Studies.

Institute for Politics and Strategy

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to make an individual appointment to learn more about the academic programs within the Institute for Politics and Strategy (including the major in International Relations and Politics and the Carnegie Mellon Washington Semester Program). Please contact the Academic Program Manger Emily Half at 412.268.7082 to schedule a meeting.

Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages welcomes prospective students and their families and invites them to explore our course offerings (while there is no Linguistics department per se, we offer an interdisciplinary Linguistics major and minor drawing on courses in Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Psychology). To schedule a meeting with a language-specific faculty advisor, please contact our Undergraduate Coordinator Sue Connelly by email or by phone at 412.268.5669.

Philosophy

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of Philosophy to learn more about our majors. Contact Correy Dandoy, Senior Student Program Coordinator, at 412.268.3704 to schedule an individual meeting

Psychology

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of Psychology to learn more about our courses, research opportunities, and majors. To schedule an appointment, contact Emilie O'Leary at 412.268.3153.

Social and Decision Sciences

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of Social and Decision Sciences to learn more about our majors. Contact Connie Angermeier, Coordinator of Student Programs, at 412.268.3251 to schedule an individual meeting.

Statistics

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Department of Statistics to learn more about our majors. Contact Rebecca Nugent, Director of Undergraduate Studies, to schedule an individual meeting.

Information Systems

Information Systems

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to reach out via email with questions and to schedule a meeting.

Interdisciplinary Studies

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

BXA welcomes prospective students to schedule an individual meeting to learn more about our interdisciplinary programs in Humanities and Arts, Science and Arts, and Computer Science and Arts. Appointments can be made online.

IDeATe

Prospective students who are interested in adding interdisciplinary collaboration to their undergraduate experience are encouraged to visit IDeATe at Hunt Library to discuss the program. To schedule an appointment, contact Kelly Delaney. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

Mellon College of Science

Biological Sciences

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to reach out via email with questions and to schedule a meeting on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. We cannot guarantee appointments for same day requests.

Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry tries to provide opportunities for conversation regarding our programs and a short tour of the department's undergraduate laboratories to prospective students and their families on weekdays between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies by email in advance of the desired meeting and provide their preferred date and any time constraints. Unfortunately, same day requests can rarely be accommodated.

Mathematical Sciences

The Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Russ Walker would be happy to meet with visiting prospective students. Dr. Walker can be reached by email and would make arrangements to meet if given a few days notice.

Physics

The Physics Department would be very happy to have you come and visit us. If you would like to schedule a visit or if you have any specific questions, please contact our Student Program Coordinator Heather Corcoran at 412.268.2849.

School of Computer Science

Computer Science

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Computer Science Department. Please contact Mary Widom to schedule a visit to discuss the undergraduate Computer Science program.

Computational Biology

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit the Computational Biology Department. Please contact Phillip Compeau to schedule a visit to discuss the undergraduate Computational Biology program. 

Tepper School of Business

Business Administration

Interested students and their families are welcome to request an appointment with a staff member by email.

Non-Academic Departments

Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation

Students who are interested in varsity athletics should complete the Recruit Questionnaire for their respective sport. If interested in meeting while on campus, in addition to the questionnaire, prospective recruits should also contact the appropriate coach in advance by email

Students interested in finding out more about club sports, intramural sports, and other physical education opportunities should visit our Recreation website.

Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC)

Finding fulfilling summer internship and full-time work after graduation is an important component of the educational process. CPDC Career Consultants and staff are available to talk with prospective students about careers and the services we offer. If you'd like to schedule a meeting while you're visiting campus, please email us the following information:

  • Name of student/family members visiting campus
  • Date(s) of visit
  • Two preferences for times of visit. Our offices are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a 15-minute meeting
  • Carnegie Mellon college and/or major that you're most interested in
  • An email address where we can confirm your request

Please also take a look at our prospective student webpage prior to your visit. You can also read more where our graduating students are employed and attend graduate school.

ROTC

Students who are interested in the ROTC programs at Carnegie Mellon have the opportunity to tour the facilities and meet with ROTC recruiters. To schedule an appointment, contact Michael Danko at 412.268.8747.