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Student & Parent Resources

The University Store strives to provide students and parents with many products and services during their time at Carnegie Mellon University. Below, we've compiled some helpful tips and links to important information. If you have any questions about how the University Store can serve you, please feel free to contact us.


The University Store provides information on textbook pricing and availability through our online bookstore.  Students can place orders online and choose to pick them up at the University Store or have them shipped to the address of their choice.  The online store gives real-time information on textbooks that allows students to find the formats and pricing that works best for their individual needs.  If you have questions about textbooks, please contact us.

University Store Gift Certificates

We understand that getting your student the supplies they need when they arrive on campus can sometimes be difficult. We offer University Store Gift Certificates at any increment you wish to purchase. Gift certificates can be mailed to you or directly to the recipient via USPS certified mail. There is a $3 mailing charge for all gift certificates. We can process your gift certificate order via telephone during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM at 412-268-1032. Please be aware that gift certificates cannot be used in Computer Sales.

Technology Educational Discounts

As an educational retailer, the University Store saves students hundreds of dollars on software, as well as offer educational pricing on computers. We offer educational discounts on Apple, Dell, HP, and Lenovo systems. This special pricing is available only to currently enrolled students. The University Store partners with academic departments to carry the technology recommended by your student's degree program. Please visit Computer Sales to take advantage of these great prices.

Diploma Frames

As graduation approaches, we know you're thinking about showcasing your hard-earned diploma. We carry a full line of Carnegie Mellon University diploma frames from Church Hill Classics and University Frames. Frames can be purchased in-store or online (an additional $27 handling fee will be applied to all frames). 

Campus Information

  1. Academic Calendar

  2. My Plaid Student
    My Plaid Student is a secure website operated by Carnegie Mellon University. My Plaid Student gives authorized users access to certain information about a student.

  3. Schedule of Classes

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