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Summer Orientation

For students starting in May 2021 (The August 2021 Orientation Portal is released in late-May)

Welcome to the Heinz College Community! We are excited to introduce you to Carnegie Mellon University and life as a Heinzer. As a new student, we believe that orientation is the best way to prepare you for your upcoming experience. During orientation you will have an opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, staff, and other new incoming students. Over the course of the summer you will be invited to participate in asynchronous and live online orientation sessions. You are encouraged to attend and actively participate in as many orientation sessions as you can. The more you put in over now, the better prepared you will be for day one. 

Starting March 20th, we are excited to offer our Digital Orientation Library. This on-demand library will provide students with pre-recorded sessions that will cover themes ranging from the Heinz College student experience to suggestions for moving to Pittsburgh.

Beginning April 12th we will offer live online orientation sessions. These sessions will be hosted by our Program Director’s, Career Services team, Heinz Academic Services, Heinz Student Services, Faculty, and more! Heads up – some of these sessions will be mandatory. And of course, let’s not forget to have some fun meeting and connecting with other incoming students with activities such as a virtual escape room. Don’t forget to add these events to your own personal calendar after registering!

If you haven't received your Andrew ID, please let us know ASAP! You'll need your Andrew ID to access or participate in some orientation sessions. 

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SUMMER Orientation 2021: live & online

The orientation schedule is subject to change in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.