RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Central Michigan University requires that first- and second-year students live on campus. Those who reach the four-semester requirement at midyear must complete the full term of their contract for the academic year (fall and spring semester). For the full university residency requirement, click here.

We take care of each other
We take care of each other

Students at CMU and across the nation face many difficult and personally challenging situations thr...

STREET BEAT: What piece of advice would you give to incoming students?
STREET BEAT: What piece of advice would you give to incoming students?

Adrienne Holloway Elementary Education Freshman Saline "Savor every moment because it not feel like ...

STREET BEAT: What's one thing you wish you knew before coming to CMU?
STREET BEAT: What's one thing you wish you knew before coming to CMU?

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Know that No. Critical contacts for campus life
Know that No. Critical contacts for campus life

Whether you're in need of a bit of advice or a shoulder to cry on, Central Michigan University offer...

INFOGRAPHIC: The dorm dweller's survival kit
INFOGRAPHIC: The dorm dweller's survival kit

For many new students, moving to college may mean taking everything you think you need and trying to...

Major switch?
Major switch?

As students look at their degree progress, they might feel like it no longer aligns with their caree...

From the screen to the soul
From the screen to the soul

Amidst the whirlwind of academic pursuits and extracurricular activities stands a vibrant community ...

Student Support Services
Student Support Services

Central Michigan University offers a variety of support services to assist you: Academic AdvisingYou...

Parks ignite synapses and souls in Mount Pleasant
Parks ignite synapses and souls in Mount Pleasant

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Budget bonanza
Budget bonanza

For a lot of students, college is the first time living away from home, without supervision from a p...

Roommate 101
Roommate 101

Going to college is most likely a major adjustment from what you were used to before. Living with ro...

How to have a smooth transition to a new school
How to have a smooth transition to a new school

Many will say that the four years of college fly by, but what about when you only have two or three ...

Food for thought
Food for thought

The cultural stigma says college diets are synonymous with inexpensive pizza and off-brand canned be...

Hitching a ride: How to get around campus and Mount Pleasant
Hitching a ride: How to get around campus and Mount Pleasant

We are undoubtedly a people on the move. According to Forbes, in 2021, there were some 278 million p...

A place for family, philanthropy and friendship
A place for family, philanthropy and friendship

Central Michigan University is home to 10 social fraternities, 11 social sororities, five academic f...

Colleges at the university
Colleges at the university

Central Michigan University academics are divided into seven colleges that administer some 300 acade...

Getting to know you
Getting to know you

Whether a first-year student just dipping their toes in the water of higher education, a transfer ma...

My advice? Make college what you want it to be
My advice? Make college what you want it to be

I closed out my first year as an undergraduate student at CMU with a long car ride in a vehicle pack...

A practical guide to all things housing
A practical guide to all things housing

Coming to a new college or university inevitably means a slew of decisions: What to study, whether t...