Heinz College Fall Visitation

Fall Viz Web Header

2017 Fall Visitation

  • Friday, October 27, 2017,  2:00pm -7:00pm 
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017,  9:30am -3:30pm 

We recommend that you make the most of your visit to Pittsburgh by attending all events. However, if your time is limited, feel free to attend those events that fit your schedule.

RSVP here to Attend

Event Schedule (download PDF)

$250 Subsidy for Strategic Partner Members

Strategic Partner Members are eligible for a transportation subsidy. We will reimburse up to $250.00 for transportation-only expenses (plane, train, bus, rental car) to travel to this event. Please email hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu for details. The Heinz College partners with a number of organizations such as AmeriCorps, PPIA, TFA, Peace Corps, and many more. Click here for a current listing of our Strategic Partner Organizations

 2017 Visitation includes information for the following Heinz Master's Programs:

  • Arts Management - MAM
  • Entertainment Industry Management - MEIM
  • Public Policy and Management - MSPPM
  • Health Care Policy and Management - MSHCPM
  • Information Systems and Management - MISM
  • Information Technology (part-time program) - MSIT
  • Information Security Policy and Management - MSISPM

We will not offer sessions for MPM (Public Management) or PhD Programs during this open house.

Friday, October 27, 2017


Sessions: 2:00pm- 5:00pm

Walking Tour of Campus

Funding Grad School 101 (also offered Saturday)

Heinz Forum: A student-led, loosely moderated policy discussion


Welcome Reception: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy a relaxed Happy Hour with current Heinz Students and Staff. This is a great opportunity to ask one-on-one questions in an informal setting.

Light appetizers and drinks provided

Location: Off campus restaurant TBD

Dress is casual

Your guest is very welcome to attend

*This event is for those 21 years of age and older/ government issued photo ID required

Event Map

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Sessions included from 9:00am - 3:30pm:

  • Program Specific Discussions: Curriculum and experiential learning
  • Faculty offer a taste of the Heinz classroom experience
  • Internship and Career Opportunities discussion
  • Life outside of the classroom: A focus on fun and your professional development
  • Behind the Admissions Curtain: Preparing your best application
  • Funding Grad School 101 (also offered Friday)

Exact schedule differsdepending upon your program of interest. Please download the PDF schedule for times.

Dress is casual

Your guest is very welcome to attend

Location: Hamburg Hall, Carnegie Mellon University Campus, 4800 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Event Map

Map of Hamburg Hall


Planning your weekend in Pittsburgh

Local Hotelshttp://www.cmu.edu/about/visit/accommodations.shtml

Staying with a current student:
We are generally not able to meet all requests to stay with a current student as our ability to do so depends upon your travel dates/ requirements and the generosity of our current students. We will do our very best to connect all who request - and you will know by 2 weeks ahead of the event. Please (please) have a plan in place (such as a hotel room booked) should we not be able to meet your request. Most area hotels allow you to cancel your reservation up to 48 hours before arrival, so there is no risk in booking ahead!

Most Heinz graduate students live off-campus (though some do live on-campus), in an apartment or shared home near campus. Those who offer to have you stay will provide: floor space for a sleeping bag, a couch, or spare bed. This is not meant to be a "posh arrangement", but rather a cheap way to spend the weekend, so your sense of adventure is a welcome addition to the arrangement!  We will match prospective students and current students by 2 weeks prior to the event  via email. We are simply a conduit for meeting - All details and arrangements will be handled by you and the current student who has offered their home.  

Campus Map: http://www.cmu.edu/about/visit/campus-map.shtml

Parking on Campus: When on campus, we recommend parking in the Morewood Parking Lot, located directed across Forbes Ave from Hamburg Hall. This lot is free and open all weekend from Friday at 5:00pm - through Sunday evening.

Getting around Pittsburgh without a car?  If you're here for just a few short days, the bus system may be tough to navigate around town. Here are a few awesome options for getting around our local Pittsburgh area: Lyft Pittsburgh: https://www.lyft.com/cities/pittsburgh    -and-     Uber Pittsburgh: https://www.uber.com/cities/pittsburgh  

Transportation to/from the Pittsburgh International Airport:
Taking a cab from the airport can cost up to $60. A cheaper alternative is the PAT Bus "Airport Flyer" 28X. This bus leaves the airport every 30 minutes and the cost is $3.75. Stops are located near several area hotels with a stop also directly on the CMU campus. For a schedule and additional details: http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/tabid/241/default.aspx

Contact us with Questions:
If you need to reach us, please call 412-268-2164 or email hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu.