Visitor Information

Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The greater metropolitan area has more than 2 million residents. The campus encompasses approximately 100 acres and adjoins a 500-acre city park and residential communities with abundant student housing.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department's main office is located in Hamerschlag Hall. ECE personnel are also located in Porter Hall, Roberts Hall, Wean Hall, and Hamburg Hall.

ECE tours and information sessions for prospective undergraduate students are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Tours are led by current ECE students and provide insights into the ECE academic experience, campus life, and available metacurricular activities within the department. A Q & A session will follow. To schedule a tour for the current semester, please click here.

Please note: This information session is for prospective undergraduate students interested in ECE. To make the most of your visit, we encourage you to also contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission. They are your best resource for all undergraduate admission-related questions. They offer both campus tours and information sessions. We do our best to schedule our tours so that prospective students who are interested in ECE have the opportunity to participate in both tours.


By car

If you are driving to our Pittsburgh campus, use the box below to get directions via Google Maps.

Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

If using a GPS, the follow address will take you to the East Campus Parking Garage:
5100 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


After arriving on campus, the first place to look for parking is the East Campus Parking Garage, a pay-as-you-park facility.The West Entry/Exit of the garage is currently closed for construction. All garage traffic will be directed through the Beeler Street Entry/Exit. Additional parking is available in other locations throughout campus. For complete details, see the campus map.

By air 

The Pittsburgh International Airport is 22 miles (approximately 45 minutes driving time) from the Carnegie Mellon campus. For more information, please visit FlyPittsburgh or call 412-472-3525.

Ground Transportation
Once you arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport there are several transportation options to bring you to campus or to your hotel:

  • Taxi service. The average taxi fare from the airport to campus is about $40-$45, plus gratuity. There are typically taxi cabs outside of the airport, but if you need to call a service, call Yellow Cab (412-321-8100) or Classy Cab (412-322-5080).  
  • Rental Car. You can rent a car on-site at the Pittsburgh International Airport. For more information, including a list of car rental agencies and phone numbers, please refer to the transportation services section of the Pittsburgh International Airport website.
  • Public Bus Transportation with Port Authority Transit. The 28X Airport Flyer bus stops in the heart of the Carnegie Mellon campus and typically takes 45 minutes en route to the airport. The trip is free for Carnegie Mellon students and costs $3.75 for other passengers. For more information about schedules and rates, please visit the official PAT website or call 412-442-2000.
  • Super Shuttle. Super Shuttle provides shuttle service between the airport and downtown hotels. For reservations, contact Super Shuttle at 1-800-258-3826.
  • Hotel Shuttle Service. Because many hotels offer a complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel and then on to Carnegie Mellon, please inquire about this option when making your lodging reservations. Please refer to the transportation services section of the Pittsburgh International Airport website for further contact information.

By bus

The Greyhound Lines bus terminal is located less than eight miles from campus in downtown Pittsburgh. For a detailed transportation schedule, call Greyhound at 1-800-231-2222. The Pittsburgh station is located at 55 11th Street and can be reached at 412-392-6513.

By train

The Amtrak Train Station-Pittsburgh is located at 1100 Liberty Avenue, less than five miles from campus. For information on rates and schedules, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245. 

Schedule a visit with ECE

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Contact Information

Bari Morchower (Pgh Campus)
Advisor for ECE Student Organizations and Tour Guides

Brittany Reyes (SV Campus)
Advisor for ECE Student Organizations and Tour Guides