CASOS Summer Institute 2011 - Where to stay:

CMU Dormitory
Recommended Hotels


** Please note: Dorm accomodations at CMU are now at capacity. There are no more dorm rooms available. **

For students dormitory rooms will be available in Boss House. All other attendees will need to book a room in a local hotel. Wyndham Garden, Shadyside Inn, and the Holiday Inn University Center are the hotels closest to CMU.

CMU Dormitory Room Rates:
Please note: Dorm Rooms are not Co-ed.

  • $68/night for single occupancy
  • $38/night for double occupancy (would be sharing a room with another summer institute attendee)

Note: There are limited rooms availible. They will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

To reserve a dorm room: Email Carolyn Manley: with the phrase "CASOS 2011 Housing" in the subject line or call 412-268-1125 between 8:30-5:00pm EDT and supply the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email address
  • Arrival Date
  • Departure Date
  • Payment Method

Please reference the 2011 CASOS Summer Institute when you make your reservations. When the information is received, the attendee will be contacted within 72 hours to confirm all information is correct and obtain credit card information. Each participant will be able to pay online using his/her credit card.

You should also indicate if you will need parking. You can purchase parking passes through conference services when you reserve your dorm room.

Additional Details About Dorming:

For those individuals staying in campus housing, you can pick-up your room key at Donner House upon arrival; the Donner House office is staffed 24 hours a day and seven days a week. However please let us know if you will be arriving at some time other than between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The address to Donner House is:

5115 Margaret Morrison Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268 - 4101
You will then be directed to your housing assignment in Boss Hall (5126 Margaret Morrison Street). This is approximately a 4 - 5 minute walk from Donner House.

The following will be provided:
  • 1 pillow case
  • 1 flat sheet
  • 1 fitted sheet
  • 2 wash cloths
  • 2 hand towels
  • 2 bath towels
  • 1 bath mat
  • 1 blanket/ comforter

The following will NOT be provided:
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ ironing board
  • Toiletries
There is no formal procedure for check-out; your room key will automatically expire.

Please see the following web link for information regarding transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport to Carnegie Mellon University:

Also, an additional transportation resource can be found at the following link:

Note: Dormitory rooms are handled entirely by CMU Conference Services. If you have any questions, concerns, or problems, please contact them.

Recommended Hotels:
  1. Shadyside Inn
    5405 Fifth Ave,
    Pittsburgh PA 15232
    Ph# 412-682-2300
    When making your reservation, use this code, 6517CM.
    If you have already made your reservation, contact Shadyside Inn and add this code to your reservation.
    Located 0.67 miles from campus.

  2. Wyndham Garden Hotel
    University Place
    3454 Forbes Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Ph# 412-683-2040
    The Wyndham provides a free shuttle to Carnegie Mellon University's campus. The Whyndham Garden does have a CMU rate. When you make your reservations, please let them know you will be attending a workshop at CMU.
    Located 0.5 miles from campus.

  3. Holiday Inn - Univeristy Center
    100 Lytton Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Ph# 412-682-6200
    The Holiday Inn provides a free shuttle to Carnegie Mellon University's campus.
    Located about 6 blocks from campus.