Accommodations & Living in Pittsburgh

Arriving in Pittsburgh

Upon arrival in Pittsburgh, you will need to check in with OIE and attend the International Student Orientation. You will also be able to obtain your student photo ID at The HUB — details will be provided in the Next Steps Brochure. 

  • Rather than waiting in line to get your picture taken on-site for the student ID card, send a photo of yourself to The HUB before you arrive in Pittsburgh.

CMU is an urban campus sitting on 143 acres, and is surrounded by an infinite number of housing options. Students often secure accommodations before arriving in Pittsburgh through and Craigslist, or enlist the help of their mentor. 

  • For information on local hotels, directions to campus and a campus map, visit the CMU website.
  • Take the Port Authority Bus 28X from the Pittsburgh International Airport directly to the CMU campus and local Oakland hotels near campus. For a complete list of bus schedules, visit the Port Authority website.

Contact the Foreign Student Coordinator

Lisa Currin, Associate Director of Admissions: