Carnegie Mellon Offers Travel Assistance for Overnight Weekends

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High school seniors can discover first-hand what life on campus is like at Carnegie Mellon. During the Celebration of Diversity Weekend, October 31 – November 2 or January 23-25, 2016, students will attend a networking reception with faculty and staff, interview with admissions as well attend classes, meet students and tour the campus. Of course, no weekend would be complete without sleeping in the residence halls and eating in the cafeteria. It’s a great indicator of what the next four years would feel like.

Overnight hosting on campus is only available on Saturday and Sunday night of Celebration of Diversity Weekends. Overnight accommodations aren’t available for parents of participants.

Travel assistance may be available for students with financial need who have at least a 3.3 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale and a combined SAT score of 1800 or ACT score of 27. Indicate your student will need assistance when registering. A Celebration of Diversity Coordinator will follow up with your student regarding the possibility of travel assistance. Additional stipulations for travel assistance include:

  • Students must live more than 200 miles from campus (only for students living in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico).
  • Students must qualify for financial aid (see
  • Travel costs cannot exceed $600 (students should book travel with our travel agency as soon as they are approved).
  • They cannot provide travel assistance for family members.
  • They will only provide travel assistance for attendance to one Celebration of Diversity weekend.
  • Students must initiate an application for admission.

Registration is ongoing.

Carnegie Mellon also offers Turn Tartan Overnight. An overnight program that runs from Sunday to Monday. Same type of schedule but they do not offer travel assistance. They do have a fee waiver for the $50 costs for the weekend, which includes on campus meals and a t-shirt. If you need a fee waiver, you must call a Turn Tartan Coordinator within 24 hours of registering.

Overnight housing is not guaranteed on campus – in which case students and parents would be responsible for their accommodations. There are three weekends left: October 18-19, 2015, November 1-2, 2015 or January 24-25, 2016.  Registration is ongoing

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