Parents and Family

​​Families welcome. Always.

Central Michigan University is your son’s or daughter’s home away from home. Central is known for its caring, friendly atmosphere — and you’re part of our extended family.

We’re here to help you support your student and to ensure his or her future success. Though we’re one of America’s 100 largest universities, CMU is a close-knit community focused on student engagement, strong academics, leadership opportunities and campus safety.

You’re always welcome to visit. We encourage parents and family to become immersed in the Chippewa spirit at events and activities, including orientation, Siblings Weekend and sporting events. Visit Family Central for important dates, campus news and insightful stories that help parents support their students.