After you enroll

Once you submit or defer 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.

AUGUST - Schedule an academic orientation session
Instructions on how to register for an academic orientation session will arrive in your mailbox and cmich inbox once you're admitted to CMU. 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

OCTOBER - Begin the housing application

The housing application for students admitted for the spring semester opens at the end of October. After being accepted to CMU you received an email containing the virtual residence community living guide outlining how to complete the housing application. This guide will also be mailed to your home.

Receive financial aid award package

Personalized financial aid award packages will be emailed to your cmich inbox in October.

Register for Leadership Safari

Registration for Spring Leadership Safari officially opens at the beginning of October. Look for an invitation in your mailbox and inbox with instructions on how to register at the beginning of November. Those who attend Safari say this is the best start possible to their college careers. Registration is limited so sign up early.
DECEMBER - Receive housing assignment
At the end of December, students will receive their spring housing assignments through their cmich email account. 

JANUARY - Housing payment issued

All spring housing charges will be placed on your billing statement which will be released at the beginning of January. Housing charges will be due at the beginning of February (same day as tuition).