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Welcome to Central Michigan University

On behalf of the Leadership Institute and the CMU community, we would like to welcome you to Central Michigan University!  Leadership Safari is the flagship co-curricular program of the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute and a beloved CMU tradition.  

Leadership Safari 2021

Leadership Safari is a three-day guided experience designed to welcome new freshmen and transfer students to CMU.  Students will join a small group led by a Safari Guide.  During the conference each group will complete a challenge course, hear from nationally-known speakers, and engage in dialogue about leadership.  Leadership Safari is the first step to a successful college career!

825103_multimedia_512x512.png REGISTER TODAY FOR LEADERSHIP SAFARI!


Safari Schedule Highlights

Leadership Safari 2021 will be held August 25 to 27.

Wednesday, August 25

Move in to your residence hall

Meet your Safari team

Safari kick off and CMU traditions

Evening entertainment


Thursday, August 26

Team challenge course

Dynamic speakers

Pizza with professors

Interactive team meetings


Friday, August 27

Conference keynote speaker

Volunteer project

Safari send off celebration

Interactive team meetings