COVID-19 Update: Due to the impact of COVID-19, we unfortunately won't be able to welcome you to campus. We encourage you to check out our online visit opportunities when you're ready to explore Carnegie Mellon University. You can also sign up for our Admission Mailing List to receive news about future in-person events once it's safe to return to campus. 

Are you interested in coming to campus? Here's what you need to know about campus visit policies and logistics. 

Carnegie Mellon University campus address:

Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

East Campus Parking Garage address:

5040 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Campus Visit Policies

For groups/organizations of 10 or more students/visitors wishing to visit campus, please visit our Group Visits page for specific information.

Due to security guidelines and space constraints, the Office of Admission will not be able to store any luggage or personal belongings during your visit. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to plan accordingly.

Out of respect for all visitors to the Office of Admission, dogs are not permitted to accompany visitors on campus tours. Dogs are permitted on campus grounds when leashed and properly attended. Dogs, cats and other pets are not permitted in any university buildings including residence halls and fraternities and sororities. Service animals are exempt from these restrictions. More information about the university's pets on campus policy can be found here.

On certain high volume visit days, we may need to limit the number of family members who can attend the information session due to space constraints.

Persons with disability challenges who may need additional accommodation are welcome to call the Office of Admission at 412.268.2082.

Please be advised that prospective and university students may be photographed randomly while in the university's common areas either by the university's photographer or third party individuals who may or may not be affiliated with the university. Photographs taken by the university's photographer may be published in marketing or other university materials. The university shall not be liable for any damages or costs whatsoever alleged by any student or third party relating to any photographs taken and/or published.

Campus Parking

Parking is limited on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Although most urban university campuses experience limited parking, there are several additional reasons that may make parking on Carnegie Mellon’s campus particularly difficult, such as construction of new facilities, symposiums or conferences, campus-wide events (like Spring Carnival every April) and a record number of prospective students and families visiting campus. Please refer to the online campus map for the location of visitor parking areas, which includes our campus garage and limited meter parking in a few locations on campus.

If space is available, park in the East Campus Parking Garage* (5040 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). Parking rates are detailed on our Parking and Transportation Services website

*Please note that because of ongoing construction projects and campus events, our East Campus Parking Garage is open but space may be limited. We offer limited meter parking elsewhere on campus. You can also look for parking slightly off campus, in a lot at the Bob O' Connor Golf Course, which is located at 5370 Schenley Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Also note that as the university becomes aware of dates that the East Campus Parking Garage will only be available to lease holders, these dates will be posted by Parking & Transportation Services. 


Our campus map (PDF format) is available if you'd like to print a copy in advance, however we also have them available in our Admission Lobby. Our online campus map is a good resource for finding locations around campus on a mobile device.

We also encourage you to look through or download specific city maps of Pittsburgh and city-wide Port Authority Transit bus schedules for your convenience.

As a reminder, our campus is experiencing a large number of construction and facility upgrade projects. We appreciate your continued patience while we work to make our maps more accurate and up to date.

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