Visits for Prospective Students

Applicants and their families are encouraged to visit the School of Design to meet members of our design community and tour the facilities.

Visitation Schedule

During the school year our undergraduate program offers daily tours and periodic Q&A sessions for prospective students and their families. Q&A sessions are hosted by either Melissa Cicozi, the Assistant Head of the school, or Stephen Stadelmeier, the Associate Head.  Current students conduct design studio tours, providing program and admissions information, as well as a chance to interact with other current design students.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate drop-in visitors; every member of our staff and faculty maintains a challenging schedule of commitments. To book a visit, please choose one of the 45-minute sessions shown below, then reserve your place by emailing us

Guided Design Studio Tours

Monday through Friday, 12:30pm (during the school year only, beginning in September)   

Tours will not be offered during exam periods, school breaks and holidays.

Summer tours occur from late May to early August, and are not always available. Please email us to request a tour, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Tours are led by a current Design student

School Year Q&A Sessions (all beginning at 10am)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, January 20, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 24, 28

Summer tours occur from late May to early August, and are not always available. Please email us to request a tour, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

High school students looking for informal portfolio feedback may attend our informal portfolio critique session on Sunday, November 13. Plan to sign in at 9am in Margaret Morrison, room A14. This is for feedback only; it will not count towards your formal portfolio review.

Please email us to join us for one of these sessions.

For general campus tours, please see the Visit CMU site.

We do not encourage drop-in visits as our staff and faculty maintain very full calendars and there is a low probability of meeting with someone on the spur of the moment.