After you enroll

Once you submit your enrollment reservation deposit, you will begin to receive important communications, including instructions regarding housing, orientation, and financial aid. Here is a general timeline of when you can expect each piece to arrive.

OCTOBER – Merit scholarships mailed
Merit scholarship notifications will begin in October. You were automatically considered for these awards as part of your application for admission. Students who applied after October will receive their merit scholarship letter approximately two weeks after receiving notification of their admission. Complete financial aid packages will be mailed in February.

DECEMBER – Begin the housing application
The Residence Life Living Guide will be mailed in December. If your deposit is submitted after the initial mailing, you will receive your guide 7-10 days after your deposit has been processed. The guide contains residence hall information and instructions beginning the online housing application. You may complete part one of the housing application at this time. Find more details at reslife.cmich.edu.

JANUARY – Schedule an orientation session

Instructions to register for an academic orientation session will arrive in your mailbox and your cmich.edu inbox beginning in January (or September if you are beginning classes in the spring). During the required orientation session, you will meet advisors and other students, explore majors and minors, register for classes and get your campus ID card. Find more details at cmich.edu/orientation.

FEBRUARY - Receive your financial aid award package

Personalized financial aid award packages are expected to be mailed to your home and emailed to your cmich.edu account by mid-February. 

MARCH - Register for Leadership Safari

Look for an invitation in your mailbox and your cmich.edu inbox with instructions on how to register for Leadership Safari. Those who attend Safari say this is the best start possible to their college careers! Registration is limited so sign up early. 

MAY - Finalize housing arrangements
Your first room and board payment is due at the beginning of May. Later in the month, part two of the online housing application will open, allowing you to select your room and roommate preference. Look for an email in early May and refer to the Residence Life Living Guide, or reslife.cmich.edu, for instructions.