Fired Up for Spring

Student walking out of building with mask

The Central Michigan University community has faced — and overcome — immense challenges since March 2020. We continue to set the leadership standard as we face challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with our focus on advancing our educational mission while protecting health and safety.

CMU's preparedness and response plan was developed to reduce the risk of on-campus COVID-19 transmission, and has been very effective in doing just that. The university continues to be vigilant and flexible, and this plan, which remains in effect, is updated to ensure university operations are compliant with all local, state and federal laws and mandates.

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 summer semester on campus or remotely, or a combination of both.

We are Fired Up for the fall semester to begin and are engaged in extensive planning to ensure a safe and healthy return to campus. We remain committed to making decisions focused on the health and well-being of our campus community, and will update this site soon with information and resources to help you plan for a successful Fall 2021 semester.

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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