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Alumni Takeover Weekend

Come back to campus July 21st - 23rd to relive your college days!

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Watch the 90-second Alumni Takeover Weekend recap reel below.

Alumni Takeover Weekend 2023

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Click the '+' to see the schedule for each day of the Takeover Weekend.
**Activities are subject to change without notice.

    Noon | Residence Hall Check-in

    4:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Parking Lot Party

    Grab your tailgate supplies, wear your CMU gear, and some special surprises! This event kicks off the weekend; you don't want to miss it!

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | LGBTQIA+ and Ally Wine and Cocktail Social

    This event is hosted by Alumnus Bill O’Dell, on July 21, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at 510 S. University Ave., between campus and downtown at a private residence. We will meet/greet and discuss how we can best support our Alma Mater, Alumni, and each other. Wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at no cost. RSVP to by July 19.

    6:30 - 9:30 p.m. | The Dots at Rubbles Bar
    If you were at CMU in the 80s, you remember The Dots playing the Foolery! Rock out with the original members playing power pop & new wave hits from the 70/80s.

    9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. | Dance Night at the Wayside
    Enjoy drink specials and dancing!

    9:00 p.m. | Pajama Party in the Lobby
    Games, cards, and great reminiscing!

    7:00 - 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast in the Residence Hall
    The East Community residential restaurant, Dine and Connect, will be open for breakfast! See how campus dining has changed since you remember it.
    (Included in Alumni Takeover Weekend package.)

    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Back to Class! | $30
    Select up to three classes. Learn the expertise and hobbies of fellow alumni by going "back to class!".

    10:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Gentle Friday on a Saturday
    Relive the relaxing vibe of Gentle Friday on a Saturday in Warriner Mall. Bring your own lunch and enjoy acoustic/mellow tunes, hackysack, cornhole, frisbee, and more. Please note: Alcoholic beverages and drug use are strictly prohibitedin Warriner Mall.

    6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. | Mt. Pleasant Bar Crawl
    Explore food and beverages across town. Maps and a suggested schedule will be available on the Meet Mt. Pleasant App.

    9:00 a.m. - Noon | Check out of the Residence Halls
    If you are staying in a residence hall, you must check out by noon so that conference services can prepare your room for the next guests!

    9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Send Off Brunch | Cost: $20
    This is not your average brunch! CMU Catering will create an incredible 5-star culinary experience. Cap off an amazing weekend with your friends and reminisce about all the fun you had!

    Fired up for more?
    Visit this link to find resources and opportunities!

    Create your own adventure

    Fill the Chip! Canoe, Kayak, or Tube down the Chippewa River

    Reservations required; contact for more information:

    Explore downtown Mt. Pleasant

    Head downtown and see everything that Mt. Pleasant has to offer. Learn more here.


    For more information about courses and tee times, visit this page.

    Enjoy the great outdoors

    See the list of outdoor adventures available to you at this link.


    Support the local economy! See the listing of retail options here.

    Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort 

    Check out Soaring Eagle information here.

    Mission Street Tattoo

    Mission Street Tattoo is offering “Chip Stamps” to anyone who wants them (average cost $60-100). They are also offering free color or 20% off on any “Get What You Get” tattoos that weekend if you are wearing CMU apparel. Contact Kylee at (989) 317-0888.

    Thank you to Meet Mt. Pleasant for these resources.