Spread over 140 acres of lush parkland on the southeast corner of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Carnegie Mellon University boasts an urban campus with a distinctly rural feel. The university’s 50 academic, research and administrative buildings each feature its own flair, from the grand hallways of the College of Fine Arts to the concrete behemoth that is Wean Hall.
Carnegie Mellon has a storied campus, full of fable and intrigue. Rumor has it that the original architect modeled the campus after a ship, with the academic mall between Baker Hall and Doherty Hall serving as the deck. Male students of Carnegie Tech used to meet with female students of Margaret Morrison Carnegie College at The Fence, a landmark which now serves as a billboard for announcements, well-wishes and even a few proposals. Anne Hathaway rode a high-tech motorcycle down the Mellon Institute steps as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
The university offers a virtual campus tour, where you can learn much more about Carnegie Mellon from the comfort of your own home. The short videos accessible from this virtual tour include much of the same trivia visitors learn on a physical campus tour.
Each of the university’s seven schools and colleges (College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Information Systems, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science, and Tepper School of Business) has left its own mark on the campus, and we encourage our students to explore what every one of them has to offer, from the incredible talent on display at the Purnell Center for the Arts to the innovative engineering taking place at the Robotics Institute. Carnegie Mellon produces some of the most groundbreaking work in the world, and no student should leave the school without seeing it firsthand.
The Tepper School of Business is housed within Posner Hall, a 22,000-square-foot building completed in August 2000 on the southeast corner of the Carnegie Mellon campus. The building features a variety of classrooms including tiered lecture halls, multiple event spaces, open-plan conference rooms to support collaboration among students and faculty, and an expansive entryway looking up at a third-floor glass walkway. Added in 2004, the Posner Center is an earth-sheltered conference center featuring special exhibits of rare and historical documents.
Download a walking map to the Tepper School from the East Campus Garage on Forbes Avenue at Beeler Street.