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New Student Checklist
Now that you've signed up for New Student Orientation, here are the things you need to do before arriving for classes.

  • If you are living on-campus, check your mail and email for information on starting your housing application. It will be sent to you soon after your enrollment deposit is processed.

  • Send your official transcripts. In order to have your academic history evaluated and applied to your CMU record, send your final transcripts from your prior schools as soon as you have completed classes. Please email to or mail them to the following address:

Central Michigan University
Attn: Transcript Department
802 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858
Verify transfer credits, along with credits from AP, CLEP and IB, on Degree Progress.

  • Register your vehicle. If you're bringing a car to campus, make sure it's registered with Parking Services.

  • Double check your finances. If you filed your FAFSA, the government may require you to upload certain documents or provide additional information to complete the process. Check on the status of your financial aid and plan your finances by logging into your CentralLink account.

  • Purchase textbooks and course materials. New, used, rental, and digital options are available at the CMU Bookstore. You can also compare prices from other retailers.

  • Not sure about your major? Explore career options and find out more about yourself with resources available from the Career Development Center.

  • Register your computer and other networked devices.

  • Check Blackboard through CentralLink. View any posted course assignments or announcements a few days before the start of the semester.

  • Become involved. Explore student activities, registered student organizations (RSOs), and other ways to connect with CMU and community through the Office of Student Activities and Involvement.

All Students and Supporters

In accordance with public health guidance, orientation sessions from April 14 – June 25 are now being offered virtually.

Click here to learn more about the decision and what to expect with this online format.

Students starting in Fall 2020

April 14: Transfer Students
April 21: Transfer Students
May 1: Transfer Students
May 8: Transfer Students

May 26, 27, 28: Freshmen Students
June 2, 3, 4: Freshmen Students
June 9, 10, 11: Freshmen Students
June 16, 17, 18: Freshmen Students

June 23: Transfer Students
June 24: Transfer Students
June 25: Transfer Students