Fall enrollment timeline

Once you officially become a CMU Chippewa, you will begin to receive important communications regarding housing, orientation, and financial aid. 


Begin your housing application

You will receive the Residence Life Living Guide in your cmich.edu email inbox beginning January 11. The guide contains residence hall information and instructions on beginning the online housing application.

Part one of the two-part housing application opens on January 11, 2021 at 9 a.m. (ET). Find more details at reslife.cmich.edu.

Choose your orientation date

Registration opens January 11 for your required summer academic orientation session. During orientation, 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.

Financial aid packages

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

You must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with CMU to receive your award package.

Register for Leadership Safari

Look for an invitation in your mailbox and your inbox with instructions on how to register for Leadership Safari, a three-day guided experience designed to welcome new students to CMU at the beginning of the semester. 

Students who attend Safari say this is the best start possible to their college careers! Registration is limited so sign up early. 

Finish your housing application

Submit or defer your first housing payment by June 1. 

Look for an email in early May from the Office of Residence Life containing instructions on completing part two of the housing application. This is where you will update your housing and roommate preferences.