Directions, Maps & Parking

Directions, Maps & Parking


Our mailing address is:

Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Our physical address (for GPS and sat-nav devices and online mapping programs) is: 4902 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA.
Use this link for directions via Google Maps:


The Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science is in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood and is accessible from Interstate 376 via Exit 72A (eastbound), Exit 73B (westbound) and Exit 74. 

Frequent bus service along the Forbes Avenue corridor is provided by Port Authority of Allegheny County to points in Downtown Pittsburgh and the city's East End. The 28X bus connects the Carnegie Mellon campus with Pittsburgh International Airport.


» Download a map of the SCS complex and nearby parking areas

Most offices and classrooms used by the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science are located in these six buildings on our Pittsburgh Campus:


Gates Center for Computer Science

  • Computer Science Department
  • Machine Learning Department

Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies

  • Computational Biology Department
  • Language Technologies Institute

Newell-Simon Hall

  • Human-Computer Interaction Institute
  • Robotics Institute

Smith Hall (behind Hamburg Hall of CMU Heinz College)

  • Robotics Institute (offices and labs)

Wean Hall

  • Institute for Software Research

Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center

  • Located between Forbes Avenue and Newell-Simon Hall
  • Research labs for Intel, Apple and affiliated organizations

Off-Campus Facilities

South Craig Street: Some offices and labs are located on South Craig Street (about one block west of the campus)

Mellon Institute: 4400 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Software Engineering Institute : 4500 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Entertainment Technology Center: 700 Technology Drive, Hazelwood area (about 2.2 miles from the main campus, near the intersection of Bates Street and Second Avenue. Shuttle buses connect the main campus with ETC)

National Robotics Engineering Center : 10 40th Street, Lawrenceville area (about 3 miles from the main campus)


» Download a map of the SCS complex and nearby parking areas

Parking is at a premium on the Carnegie Mellon University campus.

Paid parking is available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis at the following garages:

  • Collaborative Innovation Center (enter at railroad crossing on South Neville Street - MAP)
  • Gates Center Garage (enter via access road under Collaborative Innovation Center - MAP)
  • East Campus Garage (enter at intersection of Forbes Avenue and Devon Street - MAP)
  • Dithridge Street Garage (located at Software Engineering Institute; enter from South Dithridge Street - MAP)

Limited on-street parking is available on Frew Street, Tech Street and Margaret Morrison Street, and adjacent to the campus in Pittsburgh's Schenley Park. Prices vary. Parking is controlled by electronic meters, which are vigorously enforced by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. You will need cash or a Visa or Mastercard to use these meters (or you can pay using the Go Mobile PGH app!).