Open House for Accepted Students

Time: March 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


To help candidates with their graduate school decision, the INI has planned an open house event for students who have been accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year. Open-house attendees will receive valuable information from our faculty, career services staff, enrollment staff, and the Director of the INI. The INI hosts presentations, panel talks and networking activities that allow candidates to get their questions answered while enjoying a day on Carnegie Mellon's main campus in Pittsburgh.

INI Open House for Accepted Students is a one-day event that will take place on Friday, March 25, 2016.

To assist with your planning, please plan to arrive at 8:30 for registration and breakfast. The program will begin at 9:30. Sessions will be held consecutively throughout the day. Meals will be provided, and the day will conclude with a happy hour that will allow prospective students to talk with staff, faculty and current students.

RSVP:  Online Registration by March 18, 2016


Open House Registration and Presentations

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

Happy Hour

You will also get an opportunity to mingle with current INI students, faculty and staff at the GOINI happy hour (must be 21 years old to attend) at the newly renovated INI building at 4616 Henry St.


The INI will reimburse students for Open House travel expenses*.

  • U.S. Students except for West Coast – up to $300
  • West Coast and Canada – up to $500
  • International – up to $600

*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

The INI will cover accommodations for Thursday, March 24th and Friday, March 25th. Any additional nights will not be covered by INI.  Your reservations must be made through the INI. Please contact no later than March 18th.

Virtual Sessions

For those who cannot 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.

In addition to viewing the video recording of the event online, admitted applicants may participate in a one-hour, virtual advising session.  These sessions will feature a faculty presentation and Q&A to discuss the program, curriculum, research and internships/practicums.

Online Advising Session:

MSIT – Thursday, March 24 

MSIN – Monday, March 28

MSIS – Tuesday, March 29

Register to attend one of these advising sessions.

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

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