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Room and Board
For more information on housing accommodations,
visit our Housing page.
Room and Board Rates
The fees listed below are the Summer 2018 rates. Room and board are included in all prices. If staying at the CMU Biological Station, there is no option to waive meals. Room and board rates are subject to change without notice.
CMU Student Rates
Standard Rates (Mission Aligned rates for all users that are not CMU students enrolled in a class at CMUBS)
Dorm - Daily Rate (per person, per day)||
|Cabin - Daily Rate (per person, per day)||$40.00|
Campsite - Daily Rate (per person, per day)||
|Room & Board||||With 20% discount|
if apply before May 1
Dorm (per person, per day)||
|Cabin (per person, per day)||$54.00||$43.00|
Campsite (per person, per day) ||
(per person, per day)
Immediate family members staying|
with faculty/staff/researcher in space
provided while on CMU business (teaching
class or doing research)
$32.00 (13 and older)|
$21.00 (ages 5-12)
$26.00 (13 and older)|
$17.00 (ages 5-12)
- First cancellation of a reservation results in disqualification of eligibility for discounted rates.
- Second cancellation of a reservation disqualifies you from making future reservations.
Per Meal Rates
(for CMU Biological Station users not lodging at the Biological Station)
|Mileage for Additional Transportation||$1.00 (per mile)|
||$150.00 (per day, 1-7 hours)|
|Bench Use (for individuals)||$25.00 (per day)|
|Classroom/Lab Use (for groups)||$100.00 (per day)|
|Dining Room Use (for groups)||$150.00 (per day)|
|Greenhouse Space Use
||$25.00 (per day)|
|Linens (Towels or Bed)|
*Note: Dorm and Cabin residents must
provide their own linens.
|$4.00 (per request)|
|CMUBS Group Tour Daily Charge||$100.00 (less than 3 hours)|
|CMUBS Group Tour Daily Charge||$250.00 (more than 3 hours)|
CMU Biological Station Scholarships
- Scholarships are available to help cover costs associated with research and coursework at CMUBS.
- Scholarship information and applications are available
The deadline for scholarship applications is March 15.
CMU Biological Station Tuition Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified and deserving undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in courses at the Biological Station during the regular summer sessions (Sessions 1 and 2).
- Information and scholarship applications are available
Suzanne and Raymond Baber, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Beaver Island Students
One $500 scholarship awarded annually to a CMU biology major or minor enrolled in a course at the CMU Biological Station.
Roy and Alice Burlington Beaver Island Endowed Award
One $500 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in an independent study (BIO 403: Undergraduate Research) in field biology on Beaver Island.
Norvall C. and Evelyn Gagnon Bovee Scholarship
One $500 scholarship awarded annually to a qualified, full-time undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in at least one course at the CMU Biological Station.
Raymond E. Hamptom Excellence in Biology Research Award
One $500 scholarship awarded annually to a second-year graduate student who is doing summer research at the CMU Biological Station.
Gil and Kay Starks Endowed Scholarship
One $500 scholarship awarded annually to a sophomore, junior or senior level student who is seeking secondary education certification in biology, has an outstanding academic background, and is enrolled in a CMU Biological Station course.
Corey Paul Woiteshek Beaver Island Endowed Award
One $500 scholarship awarded annually to a qualified undergraduate junior or senior biology major enrolled in at least one class at the CMU Biological Station.