You are part of a CMU community that takes care of one another. The people you meet at these events will help you finalize your college plans and transition smoothly from an admitted student to an official CMU Chippewa. As you look into plans for the next step in your education, you'll find support to help you succeed academically, personally, and professionally.

Facebook Groups

Request access to join the official parent and student Facebook groups where you will find additional support and many of the events listed below.


Fire Up

Select from four dates this spring to learn all about #LifeAtCentral through a live virtual session with faculty staff and on-demand content tailored to your questions.

Live: Feb. 19 • March 19 • March 26 • April 9

Learn more and register

Meet the Presidents: Student edition

"Two leaders, one tight-knit community"
Interact with president Dr. Bob Davies and student body president Katie Prebelich in a live Q&A session. 

Live: January 25, 4:30–5 p.m. (ET)
Class of 2025 student Facebook group

Meet the President: Parent edition

"Help your student choose a safe and supportive community"
Interact with our president, Dr. Bob Davies, in a live Q&A session. He'll answer your questions and share how our core values are built into who we are and what we do every day.

Live: January 26, 7–7:30 p.m. (ET)
CMU Parents, Supporters and Guardians Facebook group

What Will I Learn at Orientation

What will we get out of the required New Student Orientation session? Did you know there are sessions specifically for family members? Hear from our director of orientation and student orientation leaders. 

Live: February 2, 5:30–6 p.m. (ET)

Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer

A representative from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will explain how to read your financial aid award offer. Financial aid offers are scheduled to be available online and mailed in mid-February to students who have filed the FAFSA.

Live: February 11, 5:30–6 p.m. (ET)
Live: March 16, 5:30–6 p.m. (ET)
(Both sessions are identical.)

MVP: Multicultural Visit Program

Be introduced to the many resources available to help you navigate college as a successful student of color. This two-day event is co-hosted by the offices of Admissions and Multicultural Academic Student Services.

Live: February 24-25, 3–5 p.m. (ET)

Applying to Live On Campus

You get a lot out of living in one of our on-campus housing communities. Statistics show it leads to higher grades and a better overall college experience. Residence Life staff will discuss the application steps and timeline. Separate sessions for students and parents are scheduled. 

Live: March 4, 5:30–6:30 p.m. (ET)

Meet Fellow CMU Parents
Interact with parents of current CMU students in this Q&A panel to see how we work hand-in-hand with you to support every step of your student's journey. 

Live: March 10, 7–8 p.m. (ET)


Individual appointments

Book a phone call or virtual appointment with an admissions representative who can work with you on an individual basis. 

Do you know your rep? You can request to meet with that person.