INI Open House for Accepted Students

Time: March 25, 2011 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: DEC@CIC, 4720 Forbes Ave. Room #1201, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


To help with your graduate school decision, the INI has planned an open house event for students who have been accepted for the 2011-2012 academic year. You will get valuable information from our faculty, career services staff, enrollment staff, and the Director of the INI. We will host discussions with advisors and current students to help answer all the questions you have.

INI Open House for Accepted Students is a one-day event that will take place on Friday, March 25, 2011, with a campus tour offered on Saturday, March 26.

The primary location will be the Distributed Education Center at the Collaborative Innovation Center (DEC@CIC), MAP to DEC@CIC.

Please RSVP online. Please make your accommodations with Nancy Doyle by March 17 (see below).

For those who can not attend, the event will be video-recorded and posted online immediately following the event. A link to the video will be provided in the Google group for accepted students.

Event Details:

Schedule for Friday, March 25

9:00 - 9:30 am: Registration and breakfast at the DEC@CIC
9:30 - 10:00 am: Welcoming remarks from Dena Haritos Tsamitis, INI Director
10:00 - 10:15 am: MSIN overview

10:15 - 10:30 am: Break

10:30 - 10:45 am: MSISTM overview
10:45 - 11:00 am: MSIT (-MOB, -IS, -SM) overview
11:00 -11:45 am: Faculty presentations

11:45 - 12:00 pm: Break

12:00 - 12:45 pm: Lunch and student panel, career services

12:45 - 1:00 pm: Overview of the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus
1:00 - 1:45 pm: Faculty presentations

1:45 - 2:00 pm: Break

2:00 - 2:30 pm: Faculty presentations
2:30 - 3:00 pm: Faculty Advisor panel
3:00 - 3:15 pm: Next steps

3:15 - 3:30 pm: Walk to Danforth Lounge, University Center
3:30 - 5:00 pm: INI Open House Reception for Accepted Students

5:00 pm: Return to the Shadyside Inn

6:00 - 8:00 pm: GOINI Happy Hour

Schedule for Saturday, March 26

11:30 am: Campus Tour


The open house registration and presentations will take place at the DEC@CIC. The DEC@CIC is located at 4720 Forbes Ave. Room #1201, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, MAP to DEC@CIC.

While on campus, please also visit us at the INI Building:

Information Networking Institute
4616 Henry Street MAP
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


The INI will reimburse students up to $300* ($400 for international students) for travel expenses.

*The amount of reimbursement will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Students must save all their travel-related original receipts and provide their mailing address in order to be considered for reimbursement.

Driving directions to Carnegie Mellon can be found under Visitor Information. 

Transportation from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT):


Shadyside Inn Suites

Accommodations for Thursday and Friday night will be provided courtesy of the INI, but in order to be arranged, your reservations must be made through the INI. Please contact Nancy Doyle, by March 17.

If you have questions, please contact Kari Gazdich, Director of Admissions, at