Central Michigan University's home is a friendly community of approximately 25,000 permanent residents. Mount Pleasant is conveniently located near the center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, a little more than an hour's drive north of Lansing, the capital of Michigan.
The town of Mount Pleasant is noted for its parks and recreational facilities. The area has an abundance of woodlands and farms and is located near many lakes and rivers. Mount Pleasant's distinct seasons make it famous for outdoor recreational activities such as golfing, camping, hiking, boating, and downhill and cross-country skiing.
Mount Pleasant has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. Normal temperatures in January range from 10°F (-12°C) to 32°F (0°C); normal July temperatures range from 73°F (23°C) to 90°F (32°C).