A self-educated "working boy" who loved books, Andrew Carnegie emigrated from Scotland in 1848 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pa. Attending night school and borrowing books, Carnegie went from factory worker in a textile mill to successful entrepreneur and industrialist. He rose to prominence by founding what became the world's largest steel producing company by the end of the 19th century.
One of the university's missions is to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being.
The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a centralized career center staffed by a team of 24 enthusiastic, dedicated, and highly-educated professionals who orchestrate the career exploration, experiential learning, and career networking needs of students and alumni.
The University developed Student Consumer Information page to provide easy access to information about various types of programs, services, policies, and people at CMU.
Student Affairs is here to support and foster your intellectual and personal growth and to help you explore and experience college life. We care about you, your studies, your social growth, your well-being and your future. We want to help you enjoy a great Carnegie Mellon experience.
Demand for Internet bandwidth at Carnegie Mellon continues to increase. Computing Services constantly monitors our external connections and profiles traffic to ensure reasonable connectivity. Our campus connectivity comes to us through a combination of providers including XO, Cogent and Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER).
Faculty and staff with symptoms should contact their primary care provider for guidance. UHS services include:
At its Silicon Valley location, CMU's College of Engineering can integrate the rich heritage and resources of the Pittsburgh campus with the opportunities available in the dynamic Silicon Valley business environment. For more than a decade, we've worked with partners in the San Francisco Bay Area to establish a natural extension for the university's acclaimed graduate degree programs, innovative research, and support for entrepreneurs.
The Carnegie Mellon University campus community has a central gathering place in the Jared L. Cohon University Center. The Cohon Center contains numerous facilities for athletics, assemblies and dining as well as lounge and retail areas. It also includes space for student organizations and activities. The Cohon Center opened in 1996 and is the home of the varsity swimming and diving team.
We are pleased to launch the new Office of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement, which we fondly refer to as SLICE. The creation of this new department brings together three teams, Student Activities, Greek Life, and Civic Engagement, in an effort to create a more holistic metacurricular experience for our undergraduate and graduate students.
Carnegie Mellon University is accredited through a voluntary, peer-review process coordinated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States).