Most students taking courses at CMU's Biological Station on Beaver Island (CMUBS) choose to lodge and eat meals at the station and this is strongly encouraged.
If you are registered for a summer class at CMUBS you MUST complete the appropriate housing registration link below if you want to reserve your housing space during the class. Your housing/meal registration should be submitted within 14 days of registering for the class or receiving notice from CMU Camps & Conferences. Housing is assigned based on the date we receive your housing registration. Your chances of getting your first housing choice is improved the earlier we receive your completed housing registration.
CMUBS Housing/Meal Online Registration
Please choose the appropriate housing/meal registration link below that corresponds with the class you are registered in. If you are taking multiple classes, please fill out separate registration for each class.
Any problems or questions related to your housing/meal registration can be directed to:
CMU Camps & Conferences
Bovee University Center Rm 211
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Housing & Meal Information
During your stay at CMUBS you have the choice of staying in the dormitory, cabins, or at a campsite (must provide your own tent). All students staying at CMUBS are required to take a meal plan during their stay. The one exception is if you choose to stay at a campsite you may opt out of the meal plan.
Cabin or Dorm (includes meals) - $35.50/night
Campsite (with meals) - $33.50/night
Campsite (with no meals) - $11.50/night
More information about housing at the station can be found on the CMUBS website.
YOU are responsible for booking your own travel from Charlevoix to Beaver Island and from Beaver Island to Charlevoix. You are strongly encouraged to arrange your transportation NOW and report your travel information on your housing/meal registration. If you do not include it on the registration, you will be contacted later. CMUBS station staff will provide transportation from the ferry dock or airports to the biological station.
Information on the three transportation providers can be found on our general information page for CMUBS.
Books and Supplies for your Class
You should purchase all of your books and supplies required for your class BEFORE you travel to CMU. NO Books or supplies will be available at the biological station. All books and supplies are available through the CMU Bookstore on CMU's Mount Pleasant campus.
Here are some non-class related items you may want to consider bringing as well(items are often more expensive on Beaver Island due to extra shipping costs):
- Sleeping Bag or Warm Blanket REQUIRED
- Pillow REQUIRED
- Towels REQUIRED
- Insect Repellent
- Warm Clothes
- Flashlight and Batteries
- Extra Shoes
- Lightweight Gloves
- Lightweight Day Pack
- Rain Gear/Hat
- Poison Ivy Block
- Sun Screen and/or Hat
- Insulated Coffee Mug
- Bike (cost extra on ferry or plane)
- Snacks or Money to buy them
NOTE: Station is 5 miles from the store, shuttles will be provided at specific times.
Billing for your class at CMUBS will occur in two parts. All charges related to your tuition will be applied to your student account BEFORE you arrive and your class begins. Charges for your housing and meals will be charged to your student account within 30 days AFTER the conclusion of your class at CMUBS.
Questions regarding the tuition payment or charges can be directed to:
CMU Student Account Services
989-774-3618 or Toll Free 1-888-610-4991
Questions regarding the housing, meals, and special fees payment or charges can be directed to:
CMU Camps & Conferences
If you choose to drop the class or need to change your housing and meal registration once submitted, please contact CMU Camps & Conferences using the contact information listed above.