We are excited to welcome our returning and new students to campus this spring. If you and your family are new to
CMU, know that we are committed to meeting the high standard of support and service that you expect as you make this
important academic and social transition.
If you plan to begin at CMU after the spring 2021 semester, please visit our
Undergraduate Admissions page.
The spring 2021 semester begins Jan. 11 and ends with exams May 3-7.
Instead of a weeklong spring break, five "wellness days" of no classes have been added to the calendar over
the course of the semester. The spring wellness days, which also include replacements for the traditional Gentle
Thursday and Friday before exams, will be held:
These dates are intended to provide time away from homework, class activities and meetings and other stressors, so
students and faculty can enjoy a much-needed and well-deserved break.
Travel for university purposes remains suspended until further notice, unless it is deemed essential by the appropriate division vice president. CMU travel permissions, when granted, will follow federal and state restrictions and the advice of CMU Health, as informed by recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, particularly when travel includes visiting any identified high-risk location.
All travelers should carefully review and adhere to the CDC guidelines and recommendations related to travel, which can be found at the CDC travel website.
Before traveling, students, faculty and staff should carefully consider how their trip may impact the health and safety of their classmates, colleagues, friends and families. Please refrain from participating in high-risk activities and remember to wear a mask, wash your hands often and practice social distancing.
CMU does not require travelers to quarantine following domestic travel; however, travelers are encouraged to get tested before and after traveling outside of Michigan.
For those traveling internationally, follow CDC guidelines found here.
Personal responsibility is critical to keeping our community safe. According to the CDC, in general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
Learn what factors to consider before you go out. Remember: Your activities can directly impact the safety and wellbeing of your colleagues.
CMU is continuing its HyFlex course model for the spring semester. HyFlex allows students
to attend in-person classes or participate in the live class through a synchronous online session. Use of HyFlex
could mean, for example, that some students attend class in person one day and remotely the next class session based
on direction from their instructor. Or a student could choose to participate in class by sitting in a classroom on
campus, or to attend that same class, at the same time, remotely from another location.
Most HyFlex course sections plan to offer the opportunity to attend in person from 50% to 100% of the time. These
variations are based on classroom space, course capacity and course needs.
This spring, we are offering four different educational delivery modes:
Any student with a COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms will access classes remotely.
Please note: Some courses may require students to be present in person for hands-on work or use of
specialized equipment. Students will receive information from their instructors about how HyFlex will be used in
each of their courses as the semester begins.
Spring and Summer 2021 Study Abroad programs are canceled. Decisions on Fall 2021 Study Abroad programs will be announced at a later date. Students with questions or concerns regarding Study Abroad should contact the Office of Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-774-4308.
Find the latest information about residence halls and campus apartments on the Residence Life FAQ for 2020-2021.
Information about dining options, locations and hours can be found on the CMU Campus Dining website.
Students use the online platform
Blackboard for online and in-person classes to access communication from
their instructor, assignments and other course documents.
Whether a course is HyFlex, hybrid, face to face or online, instructors want students to succeed. The video "How
to Succeed in Your Online Class" gives practical tips for success.
Student success is at the center of everything we do. If your learning has been challenging since the pandemic began,
we have support that may make it easier, such as advising, tutoring, writing and mathematics centers and more.
Student Disability Services to register for academic
Students who need a quiet space on campus to study or participate in an online class can find a list of available
on this website. Please
the times available for each classroom and the rules outlined for use of these spaces.
The Office of Global Engagement has
created a webpage
with frequently asked questions for international students. New or continuing international students with questions
or concerns should contact the
Office of Global Engagement.
Your $175 enrollment reservation deposit can be paid immediately or deferred until Feb. 1, 2021. Register for
Student Orientation and pay or request to defer your deposit
Housing and tuition will be posted to your account in December 2020 for spring 2021. We offer payment plans.
Otherwise, your payment for housing and tuition not covered by student loans or financial aid will be due
If your financial situation has changed significantly, please reach out to
Student Account Services and
Billing by emailing
email@example.com or calling 989-774-3618.
There's still time to apply to join us for the spring or fall 2021 semesters as a freshman or
student. Explore the process on our
Undergraduate Admissions page. New student
class registration is an online experience. Housing applications are still being accepted, and each
will be at reduced density for the health and safety of our students.
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