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The best way to decide if we're the right fit for you is to visit Carnegie Mellon. There are many ways to experience the Tartan Life. Depending on the time of year, the Office of Admission may offer information sessions and tours on weekdays and/or weekends, or overnight weekends for seniors.


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.

Connect with a Current Carnegie Mellon Student

If you have questions about campus life, student life, or going to college in Pittsburgh and would like to ask a current student, email admission@andrew.cmu.edu with the subject line “Student Insight” and we’ll connect you with a student ambassador.  

Sign up to meet for a conversation time with a current Carnegie Mellon Student during the week.  For high school seniors only.

Tour Campus

Take an hour-long Carnegie Mellon campus tour led by our Andrew Ambassadors. You’ll walk through popular areas of campus and receive a general overview of life at Carnegie Mellon. Our tour is focused on the student experience and our ambassadors sharing their unique perspective that comes from being actively engaged in the campus community.

Learn more about campus tours

Information Sessions

The Office of Admission offers on-campus information sessions for prospective students throughout the year.

Learn more about information sessions

Admission Counseling Sessions

A college admission counseling session allows rising seniors to ask questions about Carnegie Mellon's unique majors or programs of interest as well as the admission process.

Learn more about admission counseling sessions

Student Conversations

Sign up to meet for a conversation time with a current Carnegie Mellon Student during the week. For high school seniors only.

Departmental Tours and Events

Various schools and departments offer opportunities for prospective students and their families to tour facilities, attend an information session or meet with a staff member.

Learn more about departmental tours and events

Turn Tartan Overnight

See first-hand what life on campus is like when you attend one of our weekend events. Turn Tartan Overnights begin on Sunday morning and last through Monday afternoon.

Learn about Turn Tartan Overnight Weekend

Visit Carnegie Mellon in a City Near You

In the summer and fall, the Carnegie Mellon admission staff travels to various parts of the country to present our information session. We provide information about our colleges and programs, admission and financial aid, and campus life.

Learn more about off-campus information sessions

Group Visits

We'd like to welcome your group to visit campus. We can offer groups of 10 or more a private campus tour.

Learn more about groups visits