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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! To apply, please complete our student application.

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.


Regular Store Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:00-4:00 (summer hours)

Saturday - Sunday: Closed


Special Hours

May 20 - June 17 Mon-Fri: 10-4 

June 12-14 CLOSED for Inventory

June 18 10-2

June 22 10-5 Pre College Weekend

June 23 10-2 Pre College Weekend

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.
SHIPPING: We process online orders to ship Monday-Friday. Please allow 1-2 business days during normal times for orders to be processed. During busy times, orders may take longer to ship. Our standard shipping is UPS Ground. We also offer UPS Expedited (2-Day Air) and UPS overnight air for domestic shipments. We do ship internationally on a case-by-case basis.


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).

Department orders with multiple 'ship to' addresses will be shipped through Tartan Ink (UPS service). Shipping charges will originate from Tartan Ink and they will provide tracking information to the department.


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 using certified mail 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.


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: 10-4
Sat & Sun: Closed 


Special Hours
June 12-14 CLOSED for Inventory
*Online orders will be paused June 12-16

June 18 10-2

June 19 CLOSED

June 22 10-5 Pre College Weekend

June 23 10-2 Pre College Weekend


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