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Congratulations And Welcome to Heinz College!

Welcome and congratulations on your admission to Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy!

In addition to the Heinz-specific information within this portal, be sure to also review CMU's online resource for new graduate students at The site offers information about graduate life, such as student services, professional development and financial assistance.


First steps to complete:

Orientation Dates: Attendance is Required

Questions regarding Orientation?

Email your questions to or call 412.268.2164.

Visiting Campus

We welcome your visit to campus!  Please ask for our help in scheduling a meeting with your academic advisor, or other administrators. Email or call us at 412.268.2164.

Visits are available during our regular business hours (Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 5:00 pm) and in the early evening (Monday - Thursday) with advanced notice. To schedule your visit, please contact us by calling 412.268.2164 or by sending an email to  

If you are a newly-admitted distance-learning student or will be relocating to Pittsburgh prior to starting classes, please let us know when you schedule your visit. That way, we'll be sure to provide some information on things to do in Pittsburgh while you are here. You may also find it helpful to explore information for visitors on our website.