What is the IMPACT program?

The IMPACT program is an interactive experience focused on mentorship and making strong campus connections.  IMPACT designed specifically for our new students of color and highly encouraged for Multicultural Advancement Scholars and Lloyd M. Cofer Scholars.  This program specifically assists students with their social, academic and cultural transition to college life.  During the program, the students will be put into small groups (families) of 8-10 students.  These families will be led by two upper class mentors who will guide the group through conversations focused on academics, campus life, involvement, how to be successful at CMU and more.

Do I have to be a student of color to attend?

No, IMPACT is open to all students.  The program, however, is designed to meet the unique needs of incoming freshman and transfer students of color.

What the dates for IMPACT 2020?

IMPACT will take place August 13th & 14th, 2020.  The program will begin at 3pm on August 13th

 Why should I attend IMPACT?

IMPACT is a fun and high energy program that will give you access to campus resources before you start classes.  It will also connect you with other incoming students of color.  Lastly, you will receive advice from CMU faculty, staff, and upperclass students who will prepare you for life at CMU.  Research shows that students who attend IMPACT report feeling more prepared for CMU and more connected to the campus and resources.

How do I register?

You can register for IMPACT at https://leadershipsafari.apps.cmich.edu

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

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

If I register for IMPACT do I have to register for one of the Expedition Safari sessions?

Yes, if you register for IMPACT you must register for one of the sessions.  They take place on Friday August 14th, Saturday August 15th or Sunday August 16th.

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

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

 How much does IMPACT cost, and when/where will it be charged?

There is no charge to participate in the IMPACT program.

 I live off campus and do not have access to transportation. What should I do?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation at this time. Feel free to come to email impact@cmich.edu or call us at (989)774-3016 so we may discuss alternatives and options.

Do I have to switch rooms after IMPACT?

Nope! When you move in during your scheduled appointment, you will move directly into the assigned residence hall that will be yours for the year.

 What if my student does not wish to continue at CMU?

Cancelling enrollment at CMU does not cancel registration for the conference. Please be sure to get in touch with our office ASAP if you choose to withdraw from the university.

Are the Chippewa Achievement Program (CAP) students eligible to participate in IMPACT?

Yes, CAP students are eligible to participate in the IMPACT program.

How can I stay connected to the IMPACT Program?

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For any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at (989)-774-3016 or impact@cmich.edu