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Frequently Asked Questions about the Gold Membership

Hare are frequently asked questions about the CMU Gold Membership. If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact us via email or by phone: 1-800-358-6903.

Q: May I join the CMU Gold Membership program if I am not a graduate of CMU?

A: Yes, you can! The Gold Membership program is for “alumni and friends” of Central Michigan University. “Alumni” includes both CMU graduates and those who attended CMU, while “friends” means donors, fans, advocates, parents, and so on, anyone who has an interest in supporting the university.

Q: How do I join the Gold Membership program?

A: Very simple. You can  join online or by calling us at 1-800-358-6903. If you'd prefer a hardcopy of the application, please call to request one. You can fax the completed application to us at (989) 774-7159 or via mail. Please allow approximately two weeks to receive the information.

Q: What does it cost to join?

A: There are a variety of membership types and payment plans available. View our current membership options.

Q: How many members do you have right now?

A: Currently, about 5,000 from an overall alumni database of 245,000 worldwide.

Q: What benefits do members receive in addition to the magazine?

A: Well, for starters, a 25% discount at Pearle Vision, and various discounts on entertainment tickets. For those who love to travel, you can receive discounts such as; up to 20% discount on standard room rates at about 1,400 hotels and enjoy discounts from 5-30% on rental cars from various rental car agencies. For a complete list of Gold Membership benefits.

Q: Do you provide opportunities for CMU alumni and friends to serve Central Michigan University?

A: Plenty of opportunities. You can help with student recruitment, in legislative advocacy, serve as a volunteer in a regional club, constituent association, or the National Alumni Board, and so on.

Q: How do I get a replacement membership card?

A: You may order one by calling 1-800-358-6903. ​​​