Transfer Orientation dates available for spring 2019
Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Friday, January 4, 2019

Student will be able to select a spring 2019 academic orientation date beginning mid-September.

Transfer Orientation dates for fall 2019 will be mid-January

*Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis.  If you do not see a date that is listed above when registering for orientation, then the orientation session has been filled to capacity 
and is no longer available.

  If you have questions, please call the orientation office at 989-774-6629. 

​Orientation, Advisement, and Registration

Soon you 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.

Orientation Schedule
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 enrollment reservation deposit, 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 if you have submitted an updated official transcript.

Enrollment Reservation Deposit and CMU Tuition
The enrollment reservation deposit 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 or MTA agreement. Completing the MACRAO and MTA 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