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Carnegie Mellon Orientation 2008

Opening Day Sunday, August 17


Parking on Campus on Sunday, August 17
When you arrive on campus, members of the campus community will direct you to parking on campus and in
nearby locations. Wheelchair accessible and special needs parking will be available in the East Campus Garage
(next to the University Center).

Room Key Pick-Up


There are four locations for residence hall key pick-up on Sunday, August 17: Morewood Gardens, Doherty
House, Donner House and Rodef Sholem Synagogue which is located at 4905 Fifth Avenue. Key pick-up will
be open from 9am until 2pm. on Sunday, August 17. If you arrive after 2pm. go to the first floor of Morewood
Gardens E-tower to obtain keys and Orientation materials. Orientation Counselors and Resident Assistants as
well as members of the Housing and Dining Services staff will be on-site and available in various halls to assist
you while moving in.

8:00am – 5:00pm Orientation Information


Kirr Commons, University Center (UC) Lobby
Stop by and get information on where to go and what to do. Orientation
staff will be on hand to answer your questions and help you. You can also
purchase a ticket for the Gateway Clipper Thursday night cruise.

8:30am – 4:00pm ID Card Photo


Carnegie Mellon Card Office, Lower Level Warner Hall A15
Enrollment Services

The HUB, Lower Level Warner Hall A12


Contact an Assistant Director of Enrollment Services in The HUB for
information regarding: the financial aid application process, financial need
analysis determination, financial aid programs, student and parent loans, student
account payment plans, enrollment/financial aid questions, PlaidCa$h accounts,
academic and financial aid forms. The Assistant Directors are available
to assist you with all of your enrollment needs.

9:00am – 4:00pm Orientation Registration


Rangos Ballroom, UC
Stop by to receive your Orientation materials and Class of 2012 T-shirt,
*After 4:00pm, Orientation Registration will move to the Housing and
Dining Office in Morewood Gardens E Tower

9:00am – 4:00pm Postal Services


UC, Lower Level
Come in and start your new regimen of your daily mailbox check! And don't
forget about picking up your packages.

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9:00am – 3:00pm Family Welcome Area
Alumni Lounge, UC
Come in and beat the heat! Enjoy refreshments while meeting Carnegie
Mellon students, families and staff.

9:00am – 2:00pm Room Key Pick-Up


Orientation Counselors and Resident Assistants as well as members of the Housing and
Dining Services staff will be on-site and available in various halls to assist you while
moving in.

Obtain your key at Donner House if you reside in:


Boss House
Donner House
Global Studies
Hamerschlag House
Henderson House
Margaret Morrison Apartments
McGill House
PLACE House
Resnik House
Roselawn Terrace Houses
Scobell House
Welch House
West Wing House
Woodlawn Apartments

Obtain your key at Morewood Gardens if you reside in:


Morewood Gardens
Morewood E-Tower
Mudge House
New House

Obtain your key at Doherty House if you reside in:


Doherty House

Obtain your key at the *Rodef Shalom Synagogue if you reside in any of the
following Oakland Apartments:
Cathedral Mansions
Fairfax Apartments
London Terrace
Shady Oak Apartments
Shirley Apartments
Veronica Apartments
Webster Hall
*Synagogue is located at the corner of Fifth and Morewood Avenues

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9:00am – 3:30pm Banking Information
McKenna Peter Wright Room, UC
Representatives from local banks are available to answer questions and
help you set up new accounts. Please note that PNC Bank has been
selected as Carnegie Mellon preferred banking partner. Students with a
PNC account can link it to their Carnegie Mellon ID card, which will
then function as an ATM card.

10:00am – 8:00pm Entropy


UC, First Floor
Here you'll find everything from organic treats to laundry detergent. You
can find snacks, fruit, candy, juice, soft-drinks, water, microwaveable meals
and personal products. Most importantly, there is a coffee bar!

10:00am – 4:00pm University Stores


UC
Please come in and explore the Carnegie Mellon Bookstore. We're here to
serve you offering textbooks and class supplies, sweatshirts and--most
importantly—house supplies! Also visit the computer area to purchase specific
networking supplies such as pass-throughs, wired or wireless Ethernet cards,
cables, software or peripherals.

10:30am – 3:30pm Computing Services Help Center


412-268-HELP
Cyert Hall 119
Call or visit the Help Center if you need assistance with configuring your
computer, registering your outlet, connecting to the network or other
computing related questions.

11:00am – 2:00pm Student Services Resource Fair


Outside University Center (rainsite: Kirr Commons, UC Lobby
Representatives from various student service departments answer your
questions and provide useful information and literature.

11:00am – 2:00pm Open House / Free Mediterranean Lunch at Hillel JUC


Hillel Jewish University Center (JUC)
4607 Forbes Ave (at the corner of Forbes Avenue and S. Craig Street)
After moving in, take a break and meet other Jewish incoming freshman and
their parents and the Hillel JUC staff.

11:00am – 1:30pm First Year Students and Family Picnic


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC
Students and families are invited to join members of the Carnegie
Mellon community for a free picnic lunch. The picnic is co-sponsored by
PNC Bank, University Banking.

11:00am-12:00pm Dean of Student Affairs Welcome and Overview of Student Services


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McConomy Auditorium, UC

12:00pm – 1:00pm Fraternity and Sorority Information Session


Connan Room, UC

12:00pm – 3:30pm Individual College Programs


Parents and students will meet with deans and faculty members to discuss
academic transition and resources available to facilitate success.

4:00pm – 5:00pm President’s Address


Baker Lawn Tent
President Jared L. Cohon welcomes the Class of 2012.

5:00pm – 7:30pm Dinner on Your Own and Family Farewells


Use this time to have a farewell dinner with your family while enjoying
great food at a local restaurant or at an on-campus dining facility. For
ideas, stop by the Orientation Information desk. The following locations
are available on campus:

8:00pm – 11:00pm Floor Meetings and Residence Hall Activities

Monday, August 18

8:00am - 6:00pm House Based Orientation Programs


Get to know your house staff and community by participating in
activities and discussions. Designed to acclimate you to your new
campus home, this day will be both informative and fun.

9:00am – 5:00pm Computing Services Help Center


412-268-HELP
Cyert Hall 119
Call or visit the Help Center if you need assistance with configuring your
computer, registering your outlet, connecting to the network or other
computing related questions. Walk in service hours are 9am – 5pm;
telephone support hours are 7am – 7pm.

9:00am – 5:00pm Orientation Information


Kirr Commons, UC Lobby
Stop by and get information on where to go and what to do. Orientation
staff will be on hand to answer your questions and help you. You can also
purchase a ticket for the Gateway Clipper Thursday night cruise.

9:00am – 4:30pm ID Card Photo


Carnegie Mellon Card Office, Lower Level Warner Hall A15

9:00am – 2:00pm Banking Information


Kirr Commons, UC

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6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
Wiegand Gymnasium, UC
Remember to wear your Class of 2012 shirt!

8:00pm Line up with your House for Playfair!

8:30pm – 10:00pm Playfair


Gesling Stadium (rainsite: Wiegand Gymnasium, UC)
Get to know everyone in the Class of 2012. This is the largest icebreaker ever!

10:00pm – Midnight Late Night with Refreshments and Fun


Gesling Stadium and UC
Still have energy after Playfair? Play Ultimate Frisbee, basketball in the
UC Gym and water activities on the Cut with Student Dormitory Council
(SDC). Join campus DJ’s for music in Rangos Ballroom.

10:30pm – Midnight Fitness Tours


(every 30 minutes) Learn about all the places on campus that are available to you to
keep fit and healthy. Everyone taking the tour will receive a free gift.

Tuesday, August 19

8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast with your Orientation Group


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC

8:30am – 5:00pm Oakland Apartments Lounge


Art Gallery, UC
Looking for a spot to connect with other Oakland first-year students?
Stop by this comfortable room where you can relax between sessions
and grab resource information about living in Oakland.

9:00am – 6:00pm Orientation Information


Kirr Commons, UC
Stop by and get information on where to go and what to do. Orientation
staff will be on hand to answer your questions and help you. You can also
purchase a ticket for the Gateway Clipper Thursday night cruise.

9:00am – 5:00pm Computing Services Help Center


412-268-HELP
Cyert Hall 119

9:00am – 4:30pm ID Card Photo


Carnegie Mellon Card Office, Lower Level Warner Hall A15

9:30am - 9:50am Official Orientation Kick-Off


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Baker Lawn Tent
Meet y our 2008 Head Orientation Counselors for an official ‘Welcome’
to Carnegie Mellon. They have worked very hard to make your
Orientation an unforgettable experience. Get ready!

10:00am – 12:15pm ‘Making Your Mark at Carnegie Mellon’


Rangos Ballroom, University Center
Over 100 years ago, Andrew Carnegie made his mark on Pittsburgh and
the world by establishing the Carnegie Technical Schools, now known as
Carnegie Mellon University. Explore the rich history and traditions of this
university; learn about the achievements and contributions faculty, staff
and students are making to the city, the region and the world; and discuss
opportunities for making your unique mark on Carnegie Mellon University.

‘Community Collage’
The Community Collage is an exciting presentation by your fellow
students of their experiences, personal reflections and cultural
performances which all help to shape the diversity of the Carnegie
Mellon community. The Community Collage will allow you to gain a
foundation for dialogue, cross-cultural and cross-community interaction,
as well as a sense of the respect and appreciation for cultural differences
within our community. The talents and stories of our students will
certainly entertain and amaze you!

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch with Orientation Counselors and Resident Assistants


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC

2:00pm – 5:30pm Campus Sampler – Special Events and Activities


Take advantage of this special time to see how alive Carnegie Mellon is
with new knowledge and activities. Faculty, staff and students from a
variety of disciplines will share research, teaching and artistic creation.

4:30pm – 6:00pm Talent Show Auditions


Baker Lawn Tent Stage
Do you have hidden talents waiting for the perfect opportunity to surface?
This is it! It’s your chance to show everyone how you feel the rhythm.

6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC

8:30pm -10:30pm Event


Tent

Wednesday, August 20
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8:30am – 5:00pm Oakland Apartments Lounge
Art Gallery, UC

– 9:45am Breakfast with your Orientation Group


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC

9:00am – 5:00pm Computing Services Help Center


Cyert Hall 119

9:00am – 4:30pm ID Card Photo


Carnegie Mellon Card Office, Lower Level Warner Hall A15

9:00am – 4:00pm Orientation Information


Kirr Commons, UC Lobby
Stop by and get information on where to go and what to do. Orientation
staff will be on hand to answer your questions and help you. You can also
purchase a ticket for the Gateway Clipper Thursday night cruise.

10:00am – 11:30am Sex and Decision Making Programs


Join your peers as we speak openly and candidly about the decisions and
situations that surround alcohol, drugs and sex. Anita Barkin, Director of
Health Services will talk about effective communication and personal
decision-making.

10:00am – 12:00pm Welcome to the Neighborhood Programs


It's likely that you have been a part of many communities during your lifetime.
This session will discuss what it means to be a member of the Carnegie Mellon
community including our shared standards and values. Interactive activities
will shape our conversation.

11:30am- 1:00pm Lunch


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC

1:00pm – 3:00pm Repeat of Morning Programs

3:00pm – 5:00pm OC Group Outings

6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC

8:00pm – 9:00pm Craig Karges- Mentalist, Illusionist and More


Baker Lawn Tent
Experience the Extraordinary! You will not believe your eyes.
Craig will keep you spellbound with tables afloat and minds being read!

9:00pm – 11:00pm CitiParks Film


Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

Thursday, August 21
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8:30am – 3:30pm Oakland Apartments Lounge
Art Gallery, UC

8:30am – 2:00pm Orientation Information


Kirr Commons, UC
Orientation staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

8:30am - 3:45pm Academic Orientation


Meet the deans, professors and advisors from your college and
learn about academic expectations at Carnegie Mellon. Throughout the
day, students will be with their colleges

4:05pm Line Up for Convocation


Meet with your college to process into the Tent for Convocation.

4:30pm – 6:00pm Convocation


Baker Lawn Tent
The Class of 2012 gathers together to celebrate the beginning of your academic
career at Carnegie Mellon. This tradition brings together members of our campus
to celebrate your arrival to our community. The keynote speaker will be Jeff
Zaslow, alumni of Carnegie Mellon and Wall Street Columnist who worked with
Carnegie Mellon Professor, Randy Pausch on The Last Lecture.

6:00pm – 7:30pm Convocation Dinner


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC
Celebrate the Class of 2012 with faculty, classmates and
members of the administration.

6:45pm – 7:30pm Board Buses for Clippership Cruise


Morewood Parking Lot
The last bus will leave promptly at 7:30pm. Make sure you have your
Clippership ticket.

8:00pm – 11:00pm Gateway Clippership Cruise


Great music, three rivers, 900 classmates and a double-decker riverboat!
Get ready to dance the night away as you cruise down the rivers of Pittsburgh.
Don’t forget your ticket!

8:30pm – 11:30pm Casino Night with Ballroom Dancing


Rangos Ballroom and Kirr Commons, UC
Try your luck at blackjack, roulette and other games of chance. Prizes,
refreshments including a chocolate fountain and music will be provided.
Members of the Ballroom Dance Club will be on hand to teach you
how to work the dance floor! Salsa lessons will be offered from 8:00pm-
9:00pm and a performance by the Ballroom Dance members will take
place at 10:00pm.

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Friday, August 22
7:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00am – 12:00pm Residence House Based Activities


Your Housefellow and RA will provide you more information.

12:00pm – 5:00pm Trent Graphics Art, Print and Poster Sale


University Center Patio
This is the place to find photos, posters and artwork as well
as music and movie memorabilia.

12:00pm – 5:00pm Oakland Apartments Lounge


Art Gallery, UC

12:00pm – 3:00pm Orientation Information


Kirr Commons, UC

12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC

1:00pm – 4:00pm Pittsburgh Connections Fair


Baker Lawn Tent
Pittsburgh has been recently named one of the most "livable cities" in the
nation. Why? .. because of all of the wonderful amenities and opportunities
found in our Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Explore arts, cultural, community
service and outdoor organizations and agencies within our diverse community.
A sampling of local food vendors will be on hand distributing tasty samples
and raffling off prizes. Also don't forget to stop by the Pittsburgh Connections
table to sign up to visit some of Pittsburgh's hottest attractions. This is definitely
an event you don't want to miss!!

1:00pm – 4:00pm Variety of Activities will be Offered: Library Tours, Fitness Tours,
Academic Meetings, Advising Sessions, Student Organization
Presentations, Open Houses, etc.

1:00pm – 2:00pm How to Find an On-Campus Job


Connan Room, UC
Looking to expand your college budget? Learn how to find a job
on-campus, what positions you qualify for and the application process.

1:30pm - 4:30pm Career Center Open House


Lower Level, UC
It's never too early to think about internships, resume preparation and
career decision-making. Meet the Career Center staff and learn about the
services available at the Center.

5:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC
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7:30pm Preparation for the House Wars
Change into old clothes, because tonight is going to get messy!

8:30pm House Wars – Battle of the Elements!


On the Cut (rainsite: Baker Lawn Tent)
Get ready for the annual House Wars! Each color group will compete
in a series of physical and intellectual challenges. Come out to represent
your group, and see who will be the first to hoist the Carnegie Cup! The
event is co-sponsored by the Student Dormitory Council.

10:00pm – Midnight Almost Midnight Breakfast


Rangos Ballroom, UC
Come and enjoy FREE breakfast! Members of the fraternity and sorority
community want to meet you and make you an omelet just the way you want it.
Thanks to our sponsors - Housing and Dining Services in partnership with the
fraternities and sororities.

Saturday, August 23
9:00am – 12:00pm Residence House Based Activities

10:30am – 2:30pm Brunch

12:00pm – 6:00pm Trent Graphics Art, Print and Poster Sale


University Center Patio

12:00pm-5:00pm Pittsburgh Connections Kick-Off Events


Pittsburgh Connections Information Area at Fence
Join Pittsburgh Connections for an amazing afternoon of activities, fun
and prizes. You will have the opportunity to visit some of Pittsburgh hottest
attractions and/or win tickets for Pittsburgh attractions! This is definitely
an event that you don't want to miss!!!

6:00pm – 7:30pm Dinner: Taste of Pittsburgh ‘SmorgesBurgh’


Wiegand Gymnasium, UC
Peirogies, kielbasa, klondikes, oh my! Taste some of the ‘Burgh’s’
well known food sensations.

9:00pm – 10:30pm Talent Show


Rangos Ballroom, UC
This is it! Watch your classmates demonstrate their tremendous skills
and learn how creative and talented your class really is!

10:30pm Slide Show and Closing of Orientation 2008


Rangos Ballroom, UC
We captured your best moments on film, and we want you to relive the
memories of your first week at Carnegie Mellon.
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Sunday, August 24

10:00am – 5:00pm Trent Graphics Art, Print and Poster Sale


University Center Patio

10:30am – 2:30pm Brunch


University Center

12:00pm – 5:00pm Destination Target-Waterfront Shopping


Depart UC Turn Around
Bus departs from Carnegie Mellon on the hour and returns from Target
on the half hour. Last bus will leave campus at 4pm and return from Target
at 4:30pm. The tours are sponsored by Target.

12:00pm – 4:00pm Take Your Pick of Things to Do: Library Tours, Student Organization
Events, Recreation, Etc.

1:30pm – 3:00pm 'Where's That?!?' and ‘What About Monday?’


Meet With Your OC Group
Get the real campus tour with your Orientation Group. Find the vending
machines, the cool spots to hang out on campus, the 24 hours clusters and more.

4:00pm – 6:00pm Meet the Greeks


Quad (across from Morewood Gardens)
Join members of Carnegie Mellon’s fraternities and sororities for
music and refreshments.

5:00pm – 6:30pm Dinner


University Center

6:45pm – 7:45pm Floor Meetings

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