Doctoral Open House
2023 Admitted Student Open House
March 23 & 24, 2023
Congratulations on being admitted to the Computer Science Department doctoral program! We hope you will join us for our Open House. There are informational group events and one-on-one meetings with faculty and doctoral students to help you decide if our program is the best fit for you to pursue your degree.
A customized schedule will be provided based on the research areas and interests that you provide on our information form, which you will receive via email along with detailed information inviting you to our program overview event.
Prior to your visit be sure to access the program overview, Ph.D. Handbook and Faculty Research Guide for information about the degree program and research that is currently happening across the department.
We strongly encourage in-person attendance. Due to the ongoing pandemic some remote access will be accommodated. Community members and visitors to CMU are expected to be fully vaccinated when medically possible. Proof of vaccination can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good quality masks are recommended while indoors, except while eating.
You should arrange for your own flights to/from Pittsburgh International Airport or ground transportation (train, bus, etc.) to get to Pittsburgh.
The admissions coordinator will be in contact with you to provide reservation information once your travel is confirmed. The department reserves a room on your behalf with the hotel.
Public Bus Service 28X (to and from PIT airport)
*Note that shuttles are provided to/from the hotel and to some off campus events during your visit. Please refer to the daily schedule.
Cohen University Center (CUC)
Newell-Simon Hall (NSH)
Smith Hall (EDS)
Wean Hall (WEH)
Additional information about locations on campus is available on the interactive campus map.
|Arrival - March 22||Activity||Location|
|6:00 - 8:00 PM||Welcome Dinner & Socializing||Hotel Indigo, East Liberty|
|8:00 PM||Student lead activities||Information provided at Welcome|
|Thursday - March 23||Activity||Location|
|7:00-8:00 AM||Breakfast||Hotel Indigo|
|8:00 & 8:30 AM||Travel to campus||Shuttle Service from Hotel|
|9:00-10:00 AM||Overview & Welcome
Srini Seshan, Karl Crary
|10:00 AM-12:00 PM||Appointments with Faculty||Refer to your individual schedule|
|12:00-2:00 PM||Concurrent Area Lunches||GHC 8102 - AI/ML
GHC 6121 - Graphics
GHC 4405 - PL/FM
GHC 6115 - Systems
GHC 6501 - Theory
Security is assigned based on secondary interests.
|2:00-4:00 PM||Appointments with Faculty||Refer to your individual schedule|
|3:00-4:00 PM||Q&A with Women Faculty||GHC 6115|
|4:00-5:00 PM||Queer Student Mixer||GHC 8102|
|5:30-8:00 PM||Dinner with Faculty & Students||GHC 6th Floor Collaborative Commons|
|7:30 & 8:00 PM||Shuttle Service to hotel||CUC Shuttle Stop|
|Friday - March 24||Activity||Location|
|8:00 & 8:30 AM||Travel to campus||Shuttle from Hotel|
|9:00-12:00 PM||Appointments with faculty||Refer to your individual schedule|
|11:00-12:00 PM||Women@SCS & SCS4ALL Social||GHC 6115|
|12:00-2:00 PM||Lunch & Grad Student Research Talks, Panel, & Pittsburgh Overview||GHC 6115|
|2:00-5:00 PM||Appointments with faculty||Refer to your individual schedule|
|3:00-4:00 PM||CyLab Security & Privacy Social:
Admitted students are welcome meet our students and faculty and join us for discussion.
|CIC 1201 & 1301|
|4:30-5:30 PM||Parallel Data Lab (PDL) group meeting:
We welcome all attendees interested in Systems to join us for our weekly gathering.
|6:00 & 6:30 PM||Shuttles to dinner||CUC Shuttle Stop|
|6:30-8:00 PM||Dinner||Bakery Square Galley|
|Saturday, March 25||Activity||Location|
|9:00-12:00 PM||Phipps Conservatory & Schenley Park||Meet in hotel lobby|
We will reimburse up to $750.00 USD for your travel expenses.
Please fill out the online Expense Report by April 28, 2023.
2023 IRS Mileage rate: 65.5 cents per mile.
You will receive an email from Charlotte Yano email@example.com to let you know that the reimbursement process has begun for you.
You will also receive an email from: cmu-forms-transformDONOTREPLY@andrew.cmu.edu.
This step is required for your expenses to be reimbursed — The email you receive from Carnegie Mellon will provide the link for online access to enter your electronic banking information, your postal address, scans/photos of all your receipts and answers to a few questions.
The CMU reimbursement system is data-secure, but if you have questions about the system you can call +1-412-268-3509 and talk to a dedicated staff person in Accounts Payable.
After you provide required information the reimbursement process will be completed and submitted.
You will receive an email notification that your reimbursement is being processed, and you will receive payment in approximately 3 weeks.
- Open House Chair Zhihao Jia
- Coordinator Charlotte Yano
GHC 7114 is available for breaks and socializing between meetings and events — access code is provided in your Welcome Folder.
Wireless access information will be provided in person.
For printouts, please email document to Charlotte Yano and pick up in GHC 6027.
Feeback & Decision:
We appreciate your feedback! Please use our Feedback Form following your visit.
Remember to log your decision to accept or decline CSD's offer by April 15, 2023, via the Applygrad reply form.