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Who We Are
The University Stores are independently owned and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. We strive to serve our community with products and services to support the University's mission of collaboration and creativity. Located in the Cohon University Center, the stores sell a variety of products including branded clothing and gifts, art and stationery supplies, and technology. Stop by on your next visit to campus or place your order for CMU merch online.


Clothing & Gifts: 412-268-1036 | [email protected]
Office Supplies & Textbooks: 412-268-5591 | [email protected]
Art Store: 412-268-2968 | [email protected]
Tech Store: 412-268-2636 | [email protected]


Student Employment Opportunities:

Thanks for your interest in working with us! We currently do not have any open positions, but if we do, we'll post a link to our application form here.

Cohon University Center
5032 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The store can be accessed through exterior doors facing the Walking to the Sky statue or through the Cohon University Center's 1st floor main entrances. The Art Store, Tech Store, and general supplies are located on the basement level of the Cohon University Center.

The closest parking available is the East Campus Garage, located next to the Cohon University Center. There is also metered street parking available on campus.


Monday - Friday: 10-5

Saturday: 12-4

Sunday: Closed


Upcoming Special Hours

Closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 6)


IN-STORE SHOPPING: We are happy to welcome in-store shoppers from during our posted hours. We are adhering to policies set forth by the university and encourage you to review those policies before traveling to campus.

PICK-UP OPTIONS: Customers can choose to pick-up their order at the store vestibule (glass doors facing Walking to the Sky), or curbside pick-up (pull-off on Forbes Ave near the East Campus Garage). Please wait until you receive an email confirming your order is ready before attempting to pick it up. Once confirmed, orders are available for pick-up during our posted hours. If picking up curbside, we ask that you call us at 412-268-1036 when you arrive on campus so a staff person can meet you.

SHIPPING: We continue to offer shipping on orders placed online, over the phone, or via email. Orders normally ship via UPS standard ground and leave our facilities on our regular days & times of operation. Please note that due to COVID-19 UPS is experiencing delays and has suspended their Service Guarantee until further notice

DEPARTMENT ORDERS: Departments that wish to place remote orders should email [email protected] with the following information: items you'd like to order (quantity and SKU if available), oracle string number, and shipping address (you may ship to multiple addresses).


Gift Certificates
You can purchase gift certificates in set increments online. Certificates will be delivered digitally by email and include a printable presentation card.
If you'd like to purchase a certificate for a different amount than what is offered online please call us at 412-268-1032 or visit us in-store during normal business hours.
We do offer shipping on gift certificates for a flat rate of $5 per shipping address (we ship with tracking information).
If a certificate is partially used, we will issue a new reference number for the remaining balance. Lost or stolen certificates will not be reissued. Items returned to the store that were purchased with a gift certificate will be refunded to a new certificate.

Custom Orders
If you're interested in purchasing a branded item that is not normally carried in the store, please contact us at [email protected].

Scotty Rewards
Scotty Rewards is our loyalty program that lets you earn points when you spend. For every dollar spent at the University Stores, loyalty customers earn 5% back that can be used as dollars off future purchases. For full details, please visit the Scotty Rewards information page.

We ship via UPS or USPS depending on the recipient's location. International shipments are only considered on a case-by-case basis. If you're interested in shipping internationally please contact us at [email protected] For pricing and shipping options please see our Shipping Policy. Please note that most major US mail carriers are experiencing delayed delivery times due to COVID-19.


Returns and Exchanges
The University Stores welcomes returns or exchanges within 30 days of purchase with a valid receipt and tags attached on most items. For full details please review our Return Policy.

Scotty Goes Green
The Scotty Goes Green campus initiative invites Carnegie Mellon University departments to adopt green practices in their office spaces to create a more eco-conscious campus. To check out what we're doing to improve our space, visit our Scotty Goes Green Team Page.

The University Stores
Cohon University Center
5032 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Us | About Us

Mon-Fri: 10-5

Sat: 12-4 

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