Orientation, Advisement, and Registration
You soon will be taking the next step toward achieving your goal in higher education. Central Michigan University's Orientation, Advisement, and Registration Session will help you get started on the right foot.
During this required attendance program, you will learn about your degree requirements, obtain information from academic advisors, and register for first semester classes.
Academic orientation offers a sneak preview of your life at Central Michigan University. The session concentrates on academic advisement specific to the needs of transfer students. Students who require assistance determining their academic plan will receive advising and career assistance. Students who have decided their fields of study will learn about the specific requirements of their degrees, majors and related minors.
Orientation check-in is at 9 a.m. and your session will conclude midday, typically no later than 2 p.m. Morning refreshments and student lunch will be provided.
Orientation highlights include:
- Registration for first semester classes
- An opportunity to meet with financial advisors
- Photograph for campus ID card
- Explanation of university procedures including parking permits, billing, tuition and banking
Reserve Your Orientation Date
Once CMU has received and processed your $175 new student orientation fee payment, you will be able to reserve your date to attend using our online reservation system. You will be required to enter your CMU global ID and password to access. This reservation process will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
Space for each orientation session is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submitting a timely reservation will improve your chance of receiving your first choice of dates.
Confirmation will be sent to your CMU e-mail account listing your orientation date, time, location and parking details along with links to other important information relevant to your day's events. A few days prior to your orientation date, a reminder e-mail will be sent.
Ready to reserve your orientation date? Click here to begin.
Advice for Transfer Students
Your academic orientation will concentrate on the specific needs of new transfer students. You will receive a copy of your transfer credit evaluation and learn how the credit applies to CMU degree requirements.
Orientation Fee and CMU Tuition
The new student orientation fee collected by the Admissions office covers your orientation costs. Please do not bring money to orientation to pay for your tuition. You will receive an electronic billing statement for these expenses after registration. Tuition cannot be paid before you receive this billing.
If you will be receiving financial assistance, you should follow the instructions provided by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
Advice for Community College Students
Community colleges in Michigan have an agreement with four-year universities regarding the transfer of credits needed to satisfy general education requirements. This is referred to as the MACRAO agreement. Prior to orientation, it is recommended that you meet with the counselor or registrar at your community college and inquire about your status regarding the MACRAO agreement. Completing the MACRAO agreement could reduce the number of general education classes you need to take at CMU.
Important Phone Numbers
Orientation Office, 989-774-6629, Ronan Hall 250
Admissions Office, 989-774-3076, Warriner Hall 102
Scholarships and Financial Aid, 989-774-3674, Student Service Court, Bovee UC 119
Residence Life, 989-774-3111, Ronan Hall 270