Opportunities to Visit

The School of Design is a special place and we welcome the opportunity to have you experience what makes us great.  This year, since the university has decided to cancel all admission related on-campus visits and group tours for the foreseeable future (https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/visit), we are working out plans for virtual visits to meet with you whether you are currently in the application process or looking towards applying in the future. During these visits you can meet members of our community, talk to current students, and tour our facilities. In addition, online live Virtual Campus Tours are available for Registration here: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/cmu-online-visit

Interested students can also take part in Design Experience Day. The School of Design Experience Day is an event that happens once during the fall semester and once in the spring semester. It provides you the opportunity to experience the culture, the work, and the people (faculty, staff, and students) that are the life of the School of Design. The Design Experience Day will collocate with the Turn Tartan Overnight program and be held via a Zoom on Thursday October 28th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST). You will be provided an overview of the school and its programs, the studio experience, and the opportunity for Q&A. Register through the Turn Tartan Experience site.

Please note, our website is full of helpful information and our staff and faculty can answer your questions fully if you email us.   


Check out CMU’s Student Experience for more information about life on campus, and this overview of what’s happening in Pittsburgh to get a sense of where the city is headed. When the university approves visitation to campus,  you can also take a general campus tour or attend an information session offered by the Office of Admission. You may even learn firsthand what life on campus is like by participating in a Turn Tartan Overnight weekend stay.

Get to know Oakland (the neighborhood where campus is located) and be sure to leave time in your schedule to visit nearby design attractions like The Warhol, the Carnegie Museum of ArtFallingwater, and the Mattress Factory.