Front Desk

The residence hall front desk operation provides a security and a customer service function.

The desk staff help monitor the residence halls. They view video cameras and report any suspicious activity to University staff.

The front desk is staffed 24 hours per day and help assist residents with their needs and questions. The desk staff can contact paraprofessional staff on duty if there is a building issue that staff need to respond to. In addition, the front desk staff assists with mail and package distribution. They also provide residents with trash bags and toilet paper. Each desk also has a variety of supplies available to be checked out by the desk staff.

Success Centers

A Student Success Center is located in each residence halls community (North, South, East, and Towers) and is a place where student affairs/services professionals collaborate to help residents become successful students.

Success Center staff include: an Academic Advisor, Care Advocate, Success Coach, Residence Hall Director/Residence Director, Assistant Director of Residence Life, and a Community Policing Officer.

  • East Community
    Saxe-Herrig-Celani lobby
    989-774-3942
  • North Community
    Calkins-Trout breezeway
    989-774-3947
  • South Community
    Merrill-Sweeney breezeway
    989-774-3089
  • Towers Community
    Kesseler lobby
    989-774-6601

Care Advocate Program

Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, the Care Advocate Program places licensed mental health professionals directly in the residence halls. Their mission is to provide staff consultation, support, crisis intervention and proactive prevention efforts addressing mental health issues, and to act as a bridge to partner offices supporting the personal growth and academic progress of students. Services are free.

  • East Student Success Center (989) 774-1879
  • North Student Success Center (989) 774-4928
  • South Student Success Center (989) 774-3089
  • Towers Student Success Center (989) 774-6601

The Launch Project

Six weeks of topics designed to help you take charge of your life. During these one-hour interactive sessions, you'll collaborate with the CMU Care Advocates to launch a successful fall semester - and beyond!

Fitness Centers

Residential Fitness Centers are located in the East and Towers Community. These fitness centers are open to all CMU students residing in on-campus housing. You must have your campus ID to enter.

Small gyms are located in the North and South Communities, and the Graduate Apartments. To access the small gym in either the North or South Communities you must check out the key from the front desk. For the Graduate Apartment small gym, you will use your campus ID to enter.

Fitness Center Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • No classes during final exam week.
  • All classes are FREE and require NO pre-registration.
  • These classes are available to all CMU students residing in on-campus housing.
  • Participants will be allowed to enter class up to 10 minutes after the posted start time. Doors will be closed and no entrance granted if participant is more than 10 minutes late.
  • Participants need to sign-in on the provided sign-in sheet upon arrival to class.
  • Personal Training - Available all semester. Free when you participate in the Chip Fit Personal Training Program
  • Chip Champs Incentive - Available all semester. Track your attendance in the binder available in Towers or East Fitness Centers and earn prizes for working out. FREE!
  • Equipment Orientations - Learn how to use fitness equipment properly. Call or visit Towers or East Fitness Centers the first two weeks of class for available orientation times. FREE!

Contact Us: Towers Fitness Center (Campbell Hall, 1st Floor) at x2158 or East Fitness Center (Herrig Hall, 1st Floor) at x1979.

Although a Fitness Center employee will always be on duty, the Fitness Center will operate on an "exercise/lift at own risk" policy.

  1. Weight belts are not allowed on strength training machines.
  2. Appropriate attire is required at all times, including gym shoes and shirts (no skin should come in contact with any padded areas of the equipment).
  3. Only Fitness Center weight pins may be used in the weight machines.
  4. Users are recommended to bring and utilize their own towels when working out.
  5. Personal belongings are not to be brought in the Fitness Center. Backpacks, jackets, etc...can be left in cubbies located in each Fitness Center and should be cleared out at the end of the participant's workout. Keys may be kept at the Fitness Center Desk at the risk of each member.
  6. Only one set at a time may be performed on the strength training machines during peak times to allow all users equal opportunity of each machine.
  7. No food is allowed in the Fitness Center. Only beverages in spill proof bottles will be permitted.
  8. A maximum of 30 minutes is allowed on the cardio machines during peak times. Participants must sign-up in person for a time slot. If the person signed up for their time slot is late, they forfeit the reservation.
  9. Users must clean off equipment with the provided disinfectant and towels when they are done working out. Solution should be sprayed on the towel and not directly on the fitness equipment.
  10. Wet shoes are not allowed in the facility.

Laundry

Residents should not have to worry about finding coins or swiping when it comes to doing laundry.  Students who live on campus will enjoy laundry included in their semester rate.

Cable TV and Internet Access

CMU provides Wi-Fi access to all students on campus.  In each residential room, there is also ethernet hookup.

Campus cable TV services are available in all student residence halls provided free-of-charge.  CMU offers a variety of programming choices including all local network channels in high definition. 

In partnership with Charter, CMU now offers the SpectrumU app to students. Through SpectrumU, you can watch live TV from your phone or computer as long as you're connected to CMU's network. There's even some on-demand programming as well. In order to use the SpectrumU app, simply download it from your app store of choice, and open it up while you're connected to CMU's Wi-Fi. Alternately, you can access SpectrumU by visiting watch.spectrum.net in your computer's web browser. To find out more, visit it.cmich.edu/SpectrumU.