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The School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University welcomes undergraduate and graduate program prospective students to engage with us during the academic year while semester coursework is in session. In-person tours, remote information sessions, and online one-on-one appointments via Zoom are available on select weekdays during the fall and spring academic semesters. The prospective student experience is limited in the winter months and in the summer when the undergraduate and graduate programs are not in session.

We respectfully request that visitors do not enter the School of Architecture design studios or facilities outside of an official tour (register below). Please review CMU’s Visitor Protocol guidance prior to scheduling an on-campus visit. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure the health and safety of our community.

We continue to encourage prospective students and families to connect with our community through our online visit opportunities that let you explore Carnegie Mellon’s campus and residence halls, chat with an admission counselor, sit in on an information session, and hear from current students. To complement these remote offerings, the university offers registration for campus visits including an On-Campus Information Session, an In-person Campus Tour, and an Outdoor Campus Walking Route.


During the tour you will be able to observe student and faculty collaboration as you visit the architecture design studios, Shop, and Digital Fabrication (dFAB) lab.

In-person prospective student visitation for the Fall 2023 semester has concluded. We will offer one week of Winter 2024 prospective student tours during the week of February 19-23. Spring 2024 visitation will begin on April 1 with comprehensive programming for admitted students and high school Juniors.

Schedule a tour

Undergraduate Info Sessions

On select weekdays this fall, the School of Architecture will offer architecture undergraduate admission information sessions in a live, remote format (via Zoom) with Q&A for prospective students to engage with our students and faculty. Register for one of the one-hour sessions listed below:

Wed. September 20 | 8:00-9:00pm ET

Wed. October 25 | 8:00-9:00pm ET

Wed. November 29 | 8:00-9:00pm ET

Admission Appointments

Prospective undergraduate and graduate students can schedule a weekday appointment to meet with Alexis McCune Secosky, Director of Recruitment & Enrollment, to discuss academic programs and application questions. All appointments are hosted remotely on Zoom.

Schedule Admission Appointment

Graduate Application FAQ Sessions

Please reference the Graduate Program Admission section of our website and the subsequent Graduate Admission Process FAQ webpage for answers to more specific questions. We will update the FAQs as we see necessary, so please reference the FAQ section for extensive answers to your questions.

We understand that as applicants work through their application materials, specific questions and/or the need for clarification may arise. We will address these through our upcoming Graduate Program Admission FAQ information sessions to be hosted on Zoom to discuss frequently asked questions and answer remaining questions. Register for one of our upcoming sessions as your see fit:

Tue. December 12 | 10:00-11:00am ET

Tue. January 9 | 10:00-11:00am ET

Tue. January 23 | 10:00-11:00am ET

Graduate Admission FAQ