Sari Smith, Director of Student Affairs at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley with two students

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Sari Smith, Director of Student Affairs at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley with two students

Student Affairs Office

At Carnegie Mellon University-Silicon Valley, you will have the support that you need to be successful.  Academic and Career support will be provided to you through your Academic Departments and through the Career Services Department.  All other needs and inquiries can go through the Student Affairs Office.  

The Student Affairs Office can assist you with a variety of needs:

Office Hours

Office hours are held daily for students to stop by and talk to the Director of Student Affairs. Office hours are posted weekly in all email communications by the Director of Student Affairs and outside the Student Affairs Office, located in Building 19, Room 1041 (Across from the Bay Room.)

Appropriate questions for office hours may be:

  • Transportation Cards/Ecopasses
  • Help with connecting to the Office of International Education
  • Questions with housing, transportation, etc.
  • Questions about health or wellness
  • Any student activities, events or organizations
  • Assess cards for CMIL (Carnegie Mellon Innovation Lab)
  • Help settling into the area
  • Really any question, concern or problem you may have is appropriate for Student Affairs
  • Even if you don’t know who to ask- come to Student Affairs to be directed to the right person

Personal Appointments

A personal appointment can be scheduled to discuss any topic that you want to in private with the Director of Student Affairs. To book a personal appointment, email directly to

Topics for personal appointments may be:

  • Personal issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress concerns
  • Time Management
  • Health concerns
  • Difficulty with another student or coworker
  • Depression
  • Or any personal topic that you want to talk about privately


CMU-SV Students

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We want to hear from you.

Student Suggestions Box

Please use the Student Suggestion Box to report:

  • Safety hazards
  • Ideas for new resources
  • Improvements for the campus
  • Personnel concerns
  • Provide suggestions
  • Feedback for the staff or faculty at CMU-SV
  • Anything that you want to make us aware of can be put in the suggestions box!

You have the option to give your email so we can follow up and discuss the idea or issue with you OR you can choose to remain anonymous.