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I have questions about how COVID-19 might affect my decision to attend or apply to CMU.
You are not alone as information about the coronavirus and its impacts continue to change frequently. Check Please take a few minutes to review CMU’s COVID-19 Information and Resources site for campus protocolswebsite for updates, resources and how to connect with various campus departments for answers to your questions.

Are any placement exams required before my Orientation session?
Yes. The CMU Math Placement will help decide what mathematics courses to enroll in at CMU and prepare you for future success. This is a free online assessment. 

Can students and family members attend together?
Students and family members may attend sessions together, but we encourage the student to take responsibility for their learning and registering for their classes. 

I need accessible materials or ASL interpreting.
To request accommodations please contact Student Disability Services.

Do I need to set up an appointment with an advisor prior to orientation?
For freshman students, you will meet with your academic advisor on your orientation day for small group advising and registration. You can also schedule a follow-up appointment with your advisor after orientation day.

For transfer students, we will arrange your required advising appointment. It will most likely occur on your assigned orientation date, but some students may complete this step before their orientation session. You will receive an email with the date and time of your academic advising appointment.

Where will I get my Central ID card?
Students will receive an email from the Central Card office prior to the start of their first semester with instructions regarding the Central ID photo submission and distribution process. Thank you for your patience!

Orientation Registration FAQs

How do I pay my enrollment deposit?
An enrollment deposit of $175 reserves your space as a new CMU student. You can be pay this either online or by mail. Online payments can be made using credit card or electronic check by visiting the New Student Orientation portal. After the payment is made (or deferred until a later date), you can complete your academic profile and select an orientation date.

I am having trouble logging in to register.
Make sure you have activated your global ID and password. If it’s not a Global ID issue, record information and call the CMU Helpdesk (989-774-3662). 

How do I change my orientation date? 
Please email or call the orientation office (989-774-6629). 

Why is Orientation required?
Research demonstrates that all students, even transfer students, benefit from a formal orientation program. The University has required the program for quite some time. 

What if I cannot make any of the dates?
Please email or call the orientation office (989-774-6629). 

Where do I send Transcripts?
Please email them or send to the following address:
CMU, Attn: Transcript Department, 802 Industrial Drive, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

I completed orientation, what’s next? 
We encourage you to view the self-paced materials on our orientation website and within the new student orientation Blackboard shell. Reach out with any questions you have, we’re here to help you every step of the way! Also, be sure to take care of items, such as:
  • Filing your FAFSA to apply for financial aid.
  • Competing your housing application, if you plan to live on campus
  • Checking your cmich.edu email account regularly for updates and information as you get ready for your first semester.

What is Campus Life 101?
This is a program with required sessions for all new FR and TR students living on campus. Information about completing this programming in August will be communicated with students later this summer.