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.
If you traveled during the winter break, please review this travel guidance from the CDC prior to returning to CMU:
Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations.
If you participated in higher-risk activities during your travel, please do the following after travel:
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.
In a Dec. 18 press conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services asked colleges and universities to postpone their return to campus and in-person learning plans until around Jan. 16, 2020.
Based on this updated order, here are some important dates to note:
The East community residence halls will continue to be open for students who registered to be on campus during the break. In addition, Northwest, Kewadin and Graduate Housing remain open for residents.
Students may return to the residence halls on Saturday, Jan. 9 if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
Students not returning for spring 2021 who need to check out of their living unit will need to schedule an appointment with their Residence Hall Director/Residence Director beginning Jan. 9.
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.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases