Academics, research and creative activities are fully back on campus this fall. To protect the health and safety of our campus and community, everyone is asked to follow these guidelines.
August 30 — Classes begin for Fall 2021
Sept. 6 — Labor Day – no classes, university offices closed
Oct. 11-12 — Fall wellness break — no classes, university offices remain open
Nov. 24-28 — Thanksgiving break – begins at 5 p.m. on Nov. 24
Dec. 11 — Classes end for Fall 2021
Dec. 13-17 — Exam week
Dec. 18 — Semester ends
Find the full 2021-22 academic calendar on the Academic Calendar webpage.
Due to rising cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 and low regional vaccination rates, CMU requires everyone, regardless of vaccination status,
to wear a mask or face covering in all classrooms, labs and other instructional spaces at least through the end of September. The university will continue
to closely monitor and assess the situation and will communicate any policy changes to the university community.
This fall, CMU is offering four different educational delivery modes in addition to traditional in-person classroom and lab sections.
Study abroad programs remain cancelled for Fall 2021, but you can still learn about study abroad programs and schedule a meeting with a study abroad advisor by
visiting the CMU Study Abroad webpage.
Decisions about Spring 2022 study abroad will be announced later this year.
CMU's Office of Global Engagement actively monitors updates to immigration regulations, visa processing and travel restrictions that may impact our international students and scholars.
International students who have questions about the fall semester can visit the Office of Global Engagement's Frequently Asked Questions page.
The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support offers many tools and resources for faculty.
Contact the Office of Information Technology for technical assistance.
Faculty and staff, if Student Affairs informs you that a student in isolation or quarantine is medically cleared to resume regular activities and return to classes,
know that Student Affairs has worked with CMU Health Services to make that determination.
Please note: Faculty or staff should not contact Health Services or Student Affairs to “verify” the medical sufficiency of a return-to-class note from Student Affairs
or the date upon which the return slip is effective. Such verification requests are redundant and create a bottleneck of vital staff resources dedicated to other critical activity.
Please contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies for specific questions related to research, lab and field safety, and other concerns.
Protect yourself. Protect others.
Current Mask Guidelines