Welcome to the CMU family! Your encouragement and support are critical to the success of your student as they prepare to start their journey on campus in the fall.
There are four main ways to engage and assist your student this summer:
- You are invited to attend the first half of the Virtual Orientation program with your student on their assigned date - from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. They will then enter a smaller virtual space with their new peers. Your student will receive a unique link and log-in information via email no earlier than one week prior to their date.
- We prepared a number of pre-recorded, self-paced sessions specifically for family members on this page available all summer long.
- All CMU departments are accepting phone calls and virtual appointments throughout the summer. Call, email, and set up virtual appointments to meet your individual needs.
Finally, we are offering an optional 1-hour Family Friday webinar at 12:00 pm (EST), the Friday following your student’s assigned orientation date!
Family Friday is a one-hour live webinar introduction to campus and academic life, with content designed specifically to answer your frequently asked questions. This event will be hosted by CMU professionals, with additional opportunities to talk with current students about their personal experience in special areas of their life at Central Michigan University.
Once your student has registered for Orientation, you are automatically enrolled in the Friday program following your student’s Orientation. If you do not receive your personal invitation link by the Tuesday prior to your date or wish to attend a different date, please
The Family Friday dates following your student’s Orientation week are as follows:
Week 1 (May 26, 27, 28):
Family Friday, May 29
Week 2 (June 2, 3, 4):
Family Friday, June 5
Week 3 (June 9, 10, 11):
Family Friday, June 12
Week 4 (June 16, 17, 18):
Family Friday, June 19
Week 5 (June 23, 24, 25):
Family Friday, June 26
Additional questions, please contact our