Fired Up for Spring

Student walking out of building with mask

After a unique yet successful fall 2020 semester, we continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, advancing our educational mission while protecting health and safety.

CMU’s Fired Up for Spring plan remains in effect for the new semester. This preparedness and response plan, in coordination with CMU’s Leadership and Emergency Management teams, was put in place to reduce the risk of on-campus COVID-19 transmission. While the university continues to be vigilant, the plan has helped CMU to keep the incidences of on campus transmission at a minimum. The university continues to be flexible and updates the plan to ensure its operations are compliant with all local, state and federal laws and mandates.

Given the scope and nature of serving a student population of more than 15,000 on the Mount Pleasant campus, specific positions are required to have a physical presence on campus. Staff in some areas have continued to perform essential work on campus since Michigan's initial Stay Home, Stay Safe orders began in March, while many other departments transitioned to working remotely. In consultation with their vice presidents, supervisors may, when feasible, continue to assign remote work, staggered shifts/flexible schedules and rotating scheduling between working on campus/working remotely. These plans have been implemented and remain consistent with the phased return implemented in June and July.

In the pages of this website, you’ll learn what we’re doing — and what you can do — to keep CMU Chippewas safe, and find out what you need to do to prepare for the spring semester on campus or remotely, or a combination of both.

Our Shared Responsibility

Everyone has a personal responsibility to practice social distancing, frequent handwashing, cough/sneeze etiquette, proper tissue usage and disposal, avoidance of touching their face, and respecting others.

All students, staff, faculty, guests and visitors to campus are required to adhere to the policies, protocols and guidelines presented here. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary or corrective action.


Mandatory self-screening Phone App

Mandatory self-screening

CMU requires all faculty, staff and students to self-screen each day for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming to CMU's main campus or other satellite location or participating in CMU-sponsored activities.

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College Days Tour with Masked Students

Social distancing

To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, stay at least six feet — or about two arms' lengths — from others.

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College Days Tour with Masked Students

Face masks and coverings

The university requires everyone to wear a covering over their nose and mouth indoors, except when alone in residences or enclosed workspaces.

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Campus Aerial View

Safely living and working on campus

Good habits and reorganized spaces can make daily activities safer.

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Lockdown work Clinic, President's Office, Risk Assement

Safety in buildings and services

Procedures and policies are in effect to protect the health of the CMU community.

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College Days Tour with Students ft Masks

Cleaning and disinfecting

Everyone on campus shares responsibility for keeping surfaces clean in common and public spaces.

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