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Life on Campus

Be the Architect of your Heinz College Experience

Get Involved

While we take your education seriously, we also want you to cultivate a deeper connection to the Heinz College community.

We strive to provide an environment and opportunities for you to engage that connection, both in Hamburg Hall and across the Carnegie Mellon University campus.

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved in campus life outside of the classroom, from joining one of CMU's more than 400 student organizations, to using your student ID to take in a discounted theater performance featuring our rising Broadway stars. Learn about the many opportunities for you to shape your Heinz College experience below.

Today, We Work

Andrew Carnegie famously said, "My heart is in the work." Here at Carnegie Mellon University, we think about work a little differently...

Student-Led Events

Throughout the academic year, Heinz College students organize and participate in special events that foster camaraderie, educate, entertain, and benefit the entire Heinz College community.

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Heinz College students singing in a group
President Barack Obama speaking at Carnegie Mellon University

Guest Speakers

Each week, Heinz College welcomes to Hamburg Hall internationally renowned leaders in fields ranging from policy and cybersecurity to information technology and arts management.

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Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our Pittsburgh campus.

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Aerial photo of the Carnegie Mellon University campus

Hamburg Hall

Check out a video tour of Hamburg Hall, the historic building that we call home.

Maps and Parking

Campus Traditions

School spirit and traditions at Carnegie Mellon include a lot of plaid, bagpipes, buggy races, and a Spring Carnival that's the social event of the year.

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Students pushing buggys down a hill
CMU students playing in a philharmonic orchestra

The Power of your Student ID

Your Student ID Card gains you free access to city buses, CMU School of Music performances, CMU's Miller Gallery, and many museums and other venues in the Pittsburgh area.

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Carnegie Mellon Athletics

Learn more about CMU's athletic teams and facilities, including the recently constructed, 62,000-square-foot fitness center in the Jared L. Cohon University Center.

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Carnegie Mellon football helmet resting on the sidelines as the football team plays a game
Student sitting at a library working on their laptop computers

Carnegie Mellon Libraries

The University Library System offers a variety of services designed to make your learning, research, and teaching more effective.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have a singular place among the values of Carnegie Mellon University.

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Lieutenant Will Cunha, Heinz College student and veteran of the United States Navy

Resources for Veterans

Learn more about education benefits and other campus resources for veterans of U.S. military.

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a students-eye view

How do our students experience our campus and the city of Pittsburgh? See for yourself. 

Graduate Student Organizations

Unique among graduate schools, one of our hallmarks is the extent to which Heinz College students participate in organizations that shape many aspects of the school's environment.

The following is a list of graduate student organizations or publications you can join. For a complete, searchable list of the more than 400 student organizations on the Carnegie Mellon campus, click here.

Multicultural Engagement Opportunities

At Heinz College, we value the diversity of our student population and strive to provide the resources to help make our communities feel comfortable and at home. Below are some campus- and community-based multicultural organizations and engagement opportunities that you can take advantage of during your time as a Heinz College student. For an updated, searchable list of current on-campus multicultural events and activities, click here.