Carnegie Technology Institute

1st-Year Mentor Program

The 1st-Year Mentor Program is a new informal program introduced by GBMES for the Fall 2006 to provide first years with the resources they need to settle into CMU and Pittsburgh. First years are paired with "upperclass" graduate students who are in the same lab or building. First years are encouraged to contact their mentor with any questions or concerns they have about their transistion to Carnegie Mellon University or Pittsburgh. Please email Sanna Gaspard (see Contact Us) if you have any questions about the program.

Useful Links

Collection of Advice on writing and publishing (ex: how to write and organize your thesis), research skills (ex: how to be a good graduate student), public speaking, career development, and dissertations. While some information is addressed to CS students, it can very well be applied to the life and obstacles of the BME student. At this site you will also find tips on how to be a good advisor!

Student Life

The Graduate Student Assembly

Graduate Support Programs

Graduate Student Services

Graduate Student Financial Aid

Office of Student Activities

Recreational Programs and Resources

Discounts with your Student ID for Keeping Active Around Town

Hot Yoga - $9/class w student ID dropin.

Ballet Class - $8/class w student ID dropin. (Open Adult Division at bottom of page)

Bellydance Class - $9/class if you register for the whole session (10 classes) $12/dropin. (Current classes being held at the Bodiography studio

Ballroom Dance Classes (variety of genres) - ~$2/class if you sign up for whole session, $3 dropin

Carnegie Mellon Fitness Classes - $3/class


CMU Shuttle Service
PITT Shuttle Service Open to CMU students with your student ID.
Pittsburgh Bus Routes & Schedules


CMU Housing Services Useful info/links on living in Pittsburgh.
CMU Housing Regsitry Find housing with people affiliated with CMU only.
Craigslist Pittsburgh Apartment Listing

Health & Wellbeing

CMU Health Services


Pittsburgh Port Authority Bus/train schedules, trip planner
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Local newspaper online
Pittsburgh on CitySearch Find vendors, restaurants, etc.