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Travel to Campus

When to Arrive

ARRIVE: Thursday, June 10, 2021 / check-in to room after 3:00 p.m.

DEPART: Saturday, July 31, 2021 / check-out of room by 12:00 noon

All students must arrive on Thursday, June 10, 2021, and depart on Saturday, July 31, 2021. These dates are the required arrival and departure dates in order to check-in to housing and be prepared for required orientation the following morning, and then to attend the graduation activities and check-out of housing. Exceptions are offered on a very limited basis and only when exceptional circumstances beyond your control will prevent you from arriving on time.

  1. Campus Maps
  2. Flying to Pittsburgh

Book your flight through our university travel agent, People’s Travel, by April 25, 2021.

Travel from Airport to Campus

The Pittsburgh International Airport is 22 miles from Carnegie Mellon. We recommend that you take the Port Authority Airport Flyer. Port Authority Transit (PAT) 28X Airport Flyer Bus: The bus stops in front of Carnegie Mellon University. The trip takes about 45 minutes and the cost is about $3.25 per traveler (exact change is required). The most recent schedule can be found at For additional information or questions, contact PAT at 412-442-2000. A taxi from the airport to CMU is about $65. Uber and Lyft will cost about $40.

  1. If Driving to Pittsburgh

Make sure you let us know in advance if you would like to bring a car to campus – we’ll have to make special arrangements so you can park your car on campus for the duration of the program. Contact Ross Reilly at for more information.

Directions: 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Traveling by car from the East − Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Exit 57, Pittsburgh/Monroeville. − Follow Interstate 376 West to Exit 7, Edgewood/Swissvale. − Turn right onto Braddock Avenue (at the end of the ramp). − Continue to the Forbes Avenue -inter-section. (Frick Park will be on the left). − Turn left onto Forbes Avenue and follow Forbes Avenue approximately three miles to campus.

Traveling by car from the West/North − Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 28, Perry Highway. − Follow Interstate 79 South to 279 South (Exit 72). − Follow signs and go over the Fort Duquesne Bridge. − Take 376 East to Exit 2A, Forbes Avenue/ Oakland. − Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.

Traveling by car from the South − Take Interstate 79 North to 279 North -(Pittsburgh). − Follow 279 North toward Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and onto the Fort Pitt Bridge. − Once on the bridge, stay in the far right lanes and follow signs for 376 East/Monroeville. −Take 376 East to Exit 2A, Forbes Avenue/ Oakland. − Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes 1.3 miles through the Oakland -business district to campus.