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Maps, Directions & Parking


Visiting the Robotics Institute

To find your way around campus, download a campus map. There are other interactive maps and parking details maintained by the University at cmu.edu/visit.

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Located in 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 the highlighted area. We hope you enjoy your visit. Driving Directions to Campus From / To Pittsburgh International Airport
CMU Parking Website with rates and details.
  • After arriving on campus, the first place to look for parking is the East Campus Parking Garage (Blue EC on map, GPS 5040 Forbes Avenue), or Collaborative Innovation Center (Blue CI on map) Parking Garage (GPS 594-598 Boundary St.).
  • 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 Innovation 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 ]
  • Gates Garage (located in the lower level of the Gates Hillman Center) is another option. GPS address is 409 S. Neville St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Continue right on access road past the CIC Garage.
  • Additional parking is available in other locations throughout campus and at other nearby Oakland locations. For complete details of campus parking, locate the blue circle icons on the campus map. On-street metered parking is also available along Frew Street, Tech Street, Margaret Morrison and Schenley Drive. Meter rates and times vary.
GPS Addresses of East Campus Garage, Gates Garage, & Dithridge Street Garage Parking areas For larger groups, CMU Parking Services offers Group Transportation on Campus. Other Nearby Visitor Parking (Using Local Attractions) These alternative parking arrangements are first-come, first-serve, no reservations and not affiliated with CMU: 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 the University Police Department 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 University Police for information regarding current shuttle schedule and pick up / drop off locations.
There are many places to stay in the immediate vicinity and elsewhere in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Most of the major hotel chains have establishments nearby. Expedia's map view can help you choose a hotel convenient to campus and other needs or en route from the airport. CMU Undergraduate Admissions has compiled a list of nearby accommodations.
Map of Pittsburgh showing avaialble accomodation locations
Another option is to check out the Pittsburgh Bed & Breakfast Association page.

Student Housing 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 2017 and 2018 lists of best restaurants can be found on the Pittsburgh Magazine website.

Visit Pittsburgh has information about the large selection of casual dining options and other nightlife.

There are other places to go and things to do in and around the Pittsburgh area. Visit Pittsburgh is also a good resource for where to explore. Imagine Pittsburgh has information on the cool things to do in the Greater Pittsburgh Region.