How can I get a job on campus?
Check out Student Employment Services in Bovee University Center 206. They update their listings all the time, so check back.
What’s the best way to find help with deciding on a major?
Good question! CMU has more than 200 programs, and many students have a tough time choosing a major when they're just starting out in school.
Here are some ways you can get started in deciding your major:
- Stop by M.A.J.O.R. Night. This event, hosted yearly in October, brings
all advising units together in one campus location and gives students the
opportunity to learn about the variety of academic major and minor program
- Visit Career Services.
Find out about what kinds of jobs you can get with different majors. You can
even sit down with a counselor and explore some of these possibilities.
- At Career Services, you can take a test called the Myers Briggs Personality Type (MBTI). This will help you get to know your strengths a little better, which is useful in exploring your academic and career interests.
- Join some clubs or organizations around your interests and see what you gravitate toward - your major should be something that holds your interest and challenges you.
Where can I eat when the residential restaurants are closed?
Visit the Campus Dining website to see a list of all locations and hours as well as information on convenience stores and snack shops.
Where can I find a list of RSOs (Registered Student Organizations) and clubs?
A complete list is available online here.
How can I get a tutor?
is available for most 100, 200, 300 and 400 level courses. CMU will provide
for up to 3 hours of tutoring per week at no cost to the student. Sign up for
tutoring in the Academic Assistance Office, Ronan Hall 250. Call 774-3465.
When do I have to declare a major?
Students are required to complete an
authorization for a major or sign a statement of intent to major by the time
they earn 56 hours of credit. Students should consult an advisor about other
deadlines and requirements, as some programs may have more specific
timelines. Source: CMU Bulletin
How many credits do you need to have before you’re considered a sophomore?
CMU considers you a sophomore when you
reach 26 credit hours; a junior at 56 credit hours; and a senior at 86. Source:
What is the best mode of transportation if you don’t have a car?
You basically have three options: 1)
walking, 2) biking or 3) iRide (bus). Walking or biking is pretty much all you
need to get around campus, since it's not very big. For trips farther out of
town, like Meijer, for example, check out the iRide.
How and when can I find out my grades?
Grades are available via CentralLink at the end of the semester. Consult our Dates and Deadlines page for the date when grades should be published online.