Frequently Asked Questions about IMPACT
What is the IMPACT program?
IMPACT is an interactive experience focused on mentorship and making strong campus connections. It is 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 is designed to place an emphasis on underrepresented and minoritized students to further aid in their acclimation to CMU’s campus and community.
Why should I attend IMPACT?
IMPACT is a fun and high-energy program that gives you access to campus resources before you start classes. It will also connect you with other incoming students of color. You'll receive advice from CMU faculty, staff and upper-class students which 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?
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.
How much does IMPACT cost, and when/where will it be charged?
There is no charge to participate in IMPACT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 989-774-3945 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?
Canceling 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.