Welcome New and Returning Students

CMU students on bikes

Campus life image (c.1985) from the University Archives, available online via our Digital Collections.

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries welcomes all new and returning students, staff, and faculty to the start of the fall 2023 semester! Feel free to reach out to our friendly faculty and staff at CMU Libraries at any time to help you get acquainted with our many services, events, workshops, and technologies available to you.

CMU Libraries will be participating in several campus orientations sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education and the First Year Orientation Office. Please visit our informational booths and presentations on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Key Resources for Doctoral Students

Cohon University Center, Rangos Ballroom
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (All Doctoral Students)

Resources to Support Academic & Professional Success
Cohon University Center, McConomy
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. (All Masters Students)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Graduate Student Resource Fair

Cohon University Center, Rangos Ballroom
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (All Graduate Students)

Sunday, August 20, 2023
Family Resource Fair

Tepper Building (3rd and 4th Floor)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (All First Year Students & Their Families)

Additionally, we are hosting the following information-sharing event at the Libraries:

Friday, August 25, 2023
Bots, Books, and Blueprints: Exploring CMU’s RAD Collections

Hunt Library, 2nd and 4th Floors
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Open to All)

Stop by for a hands-on experience, learn more about our services, and get to know the Archivists and Librarians who care for these rare and distinct treasures.

Items on display will include artifacts, rare books, art books, historic photographs, yearbooks, architectural plans, and manuscripts that document the history of CMU, students and campus life, robotics, science and technology, drama, and more.

Library Tours: Hunt
Tuesday, September 5, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Wednesday, September 6, 2–4 p.m.
Thursday, September 7, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Library Tours: Sorrells
Tuesday, September 5, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Wednesday, September 6, 2–4 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Come join our staff for a tour of our libraries and learn about our services.