What is Expedition Safari?

Expedition Safari is a one-day version of Leadership Safari, one of Central Michigan University's greatest traditions. The program is designed to help new students learn about CMU, leadership, and themselves Participants are placed in small groups of approximately 10 students led by student facilitators referred to as Safari Guides. Guides, along with other staff members, accompany participants through various experiences such as team builders, leadership activities, and campus resource exploration. Open to all first-year students, including transfer students, this program is the perfect way to start your CMU journey.

When does Expedition Safari take place?

Expedition Safari will take place on three different dates: Friday, 14 August, Saturday, 15 August, and Sunday, 16 August. The conference will begin at 2:00 P.M. and end at 9:00 P.M.

Paricipantt will attend only one session on the day following their Residence Life move-in appointment.

How Do I Register?

Registration for Leadership Safari 2020 is now available online. To register, a student must have access to their CMU Global ID.

What is my global ID? Your ID will be the beginning of your email address before the @cmich.edu.

I registered for Leadership Safari before the changes to the academic year. What do I do now?

There is nothing further you need to do to participate in Expedition Safari! If you registered for Leadership Safari, you do not need to register again. Your registration will automatically be updated.

Now that the date has changed, I am no longer able to attend, can I cancel?

Yes. To cancel your Safari registration, please visit https://leadershipsafari.apps.cmich.edu by 10 August, or email safari@cmich.edu.

How Much is the Conference?

The Leadership Institute is pleased to offer Expedition Safari at no cost. 

I Signed up for IMPACT, Do I Need to Attend Safari?

Yes, IMPACT and Safari are connected but different experiences. IMPACT is designed specifically with the needs of historically underrepresented students, first-generation college students, and multicultural students. After attending IMPACT, all participants then join Leadership Safari. 

Where do I Live During Safari?

If you are living on campus with Residence Life, you will move into your residence hall room early. If you live off campus, you'll need to provide your own transportation to campus, but meals and all activities are included!

Where Can I Get a Feel for the Conference?

Since 2011, we have hired a videographer to document the Leadership Safari experience. Click on the links below to get a feel for the incredible energy of this conference!

What Should I Bring?

Different residence halls allow different items so we suggest browsing the residence life website to see different dos and don'ts of packing for CMU. Attached is a link directly to these lists: https://www.cmich.edu/ess/residencelife/Pages/your-room-contains.aspx 

Where Can I Ask Questions? 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Leadership Institute staff with any questions you have as you prepare to make this important transition to CMU! You can call us at 989-774-5323 or email at safari@cmich.edu.