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Visiting the Robotics Institute

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Maps

Located in n the center of Oakland, our campus is easy to find and interesting to explore. Our campus map can help guide you through our more than 140 acres in the Pittsburgh area.

The map includes the location of academic, administrative and residential buildings. Also, be sure to check out special markers for the information desk, university police, dining, health services, bus stops, parking and other highlights. The Robotics Institute Buildings Newell-Simon Hall and Smith Hall are shown in red. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Driving Directions to Campus

From the East

  • Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Exit 57, Pittsburgh/Monroeville.
  • Follow Interstate 376 West to Exit 7, Edgewood/Swissvale.
  • Turn right onto Braddock Avenue (at the end of the ramp).
  • Continue to the Forbes Avenue intersection. (Frick Park will be on the left).
  • Turn left onto Forbes Avenue and follow Forbes Avenue approximately three miles to campus.
  • Immediately at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn left into the parking garage on campus.

From the West/North

  • Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 28, Perry Highway.
  • Follow Interstate 79 South to 279 South (Exit 72).
  • Follow signs and go over the Fort Duquesne Bridge.
  • Take 376 East to Exit 2A, Forbes Avenue/ Oakland.
  • Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
  • Immediately at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn right into the parking garage on campus.

From the South

  • Take Interstate 79 North to 279 North (Pittsburgh).
  • Follow 279 North toward Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and onto the Fort Pitt Bridge.
  • Once on the bridge, stay in the far right lanes and follow signs for 376 East/Monroeville.
  • Take 376 East to Exit 2A, Forbes Avenue/ Oakland.
  • Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
  • Immediately at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn right into the parking garage on campus.

From / To Pittsburgh International Airport

Parking

  • After arriving on campus, the first place to look for parking is the East Campus Parking Garage (P7 on map), or Collaborative Innovations Center (CIC) Parking Garage (P4 on map).
  • The East Campus Parking Garage has an entrance at the south side of the garage closest to the University Center and Gesling Stadium. The south side entrance can be accessed on Forbes Avenue just past the intersection with Morewood Avenue.
  • The Collaborative Innovations Center (CIC) Parking Garage has entrances from Frew Street on campus following Tech Drive past Newell Simon Hall and down and to the right to enter the CIC lower level. There is also an entrance from Fifth Avenue, turn onto South Neville Street and follow to garage entrance. [ map 1 ] [ map 2 ]
  • Additional parking is available in other locations throughout campus and at other nearby Oakland locations. For complete details of campus parking, locate the triangle icons on the campus map. For other local parking alternatives see below.

East Campus, Gates, & Dithridge Street Garage Parking Rates

Visitor Parking

Alternative parking arrangements for Robotics Institute visitors are listed below (first-come, first-serve – no reservations):

Nearby Parking Lots Map

Carnegie Museum Parking Lot:

  • Visitor Parking Directions [ Map ]
  • Hourly Rates:
    • 0 – 1 hour: $3.00
    • 1 – 2 hours: $4.00
    • 2 – 4 hours: $5.00
    • 4 – 5 hours: $10.00
    • Over 5 hours: $15.00

Transportation Services for Visitors with Special Needs
Carnegie Mellon provides transportation services to disabled individuals visiting with members of the campus community. This service can be used to transport visitors from one of the above parking options to their meeting location on campus and back. One of the Escort Service vans is equipped with a wheelchair lift that complies with ADA specifications. Arrangements can be made by sending email to Sergeant Stephen Sabol with the University Police Department (ssabol@andrew.cmu.edu) at least 24 hours in advance. Please specify the specific needs of your visitor, including date of visit, times, and locations that escort is needed.

There are also shuttles that run hourly for visitors that do not need the Escort Van, but do need assistance getting closer to Newell-Simon Hall. Contact Sergeant Stephen Sabol (ssabol@andrew.cmu.edu) for information regarding current shuttle schedule and pick up / drop off locations.

  • Visitor Parking Page

Accommodations
Please visit the CMU Community Housing Services webpage for information about where to begin your search, whom to contact if you need temporary housing after you arrive, and an apartment hunter’s checklist.

The CMU Community Housing Service address

CMU Community Housing Office
Morewood Gardens
Norma Shaw, Community Housing Coordinator
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
(412) 268 4990

The University of Pittsburgh has the same service:
University of Pittsburgh
Commuter Resource Center
Wm. Pitt Union, Room 119
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624 7115
(412) 383 2222 (voice message: housing information 24 hours)

Places to Stay
The Carnegie Mellon University Accommodations page has a list of places to stay in the immediate vicinity and elsewhere in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Most of the major hotel chains have other establishments in the area. Other area hotels (categorized by price range or other) can be found via the All Hotels or the Rates And Availability web pages.

BridgeStreet Corporate Housing , http://www.bridgestreet.com/ (888) 309 6592 or (412) 322 3999, provides fully furnished apartments in over 15 Pittsburgh locations for nightly, weekly or monthly stays. Also, check out the Pittsburgh Bed & Breakfast Association page.

If you’re looking for longer term temporary lodging, check out the:

  • cmu.misc.market.apartments
  • pgh.apartments

newsgroups for local apartments and housing information.

Pittsburgh has a large selection of restaurants. A more comprehensive listing by area along with restaurant search engines and indexes can be found on the official City of Pittsburgh Dining page.

Yes, there are other places to go and things to do in the Pittsburgh area! Check out the official City of Pittsburgh Tourism page and the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau page.