Explore & Visit

Why visit our campus?

Sure, we could just tell you what life is like at CMU. Or, you could see it for yourself with a campus visit.

Hear from admissions on all things applications, scholarships and programs and take a tour of campus led by the best experts there are – our students. All you need to do is pick your visit, grab your comfy shoes and bring along your support crew.

Students walking around campus during orientation. There's a sign pointing to various places on campus such a building and dorms.

Step 1: Explore your academic passions – During our specialized events, talk to experts about the best way to choose a major, what your first-year experience will be like and what hands-on experiences you’ll get in your major.

Step 2: Get Fired Up for campus experiences – Hear about our over 300+ student organizations, including Greek life and how you can join in.

Step 3: Tour campus – We would love to show you rather than tell you about CMU. See a few of our academic buildings, a residence hall showroom and other commonly used spaces.

Step 4: Talk to admissions – Have questions about the application process, scholarships or financial aid? We've got expert admissions reps to help!

What type of visit is right for you?

    Join us for a campus visit that includes:

    • A presentation from a member of the CMU admissions team that covers the following:
      • See how you will learn by doing.
      • How CMU support its students.
      • Admissions process, scholarships and next steps.
    • A guided walking tour of campus lead by a current CMU student to see:
      • Academic buildings
      • Residence Hall showroom
      • Student Activity Center

    Register for a Presentation and Tour

    We're looking forward to hosting you!During your visit, you will:

    • Meet with an academic advisor and review how to use your credits towards your degree.
    • See where you'll put your learning to action – tour campus and active learning spaces with a current student.
    • Connect with a panel of current transfer students pursuing their passions and making an impact.
    • Hear from our Admissions team – learn about the admissions process, financial aid & scholarship opportunities and our campus community.
    Please note:These sessions do not replace the required Transfer Orientation Session, during which you will schedule your courses.

    Sign up for a Transfer Visit Day

    We welcome high school groups to visit campus, connect with the CMU Admissions team and engage with current students. Your students will discover the value of a Central Michigan University education – from our modern approach to academics to our vibrant and supportive community.

    About the visit
    After a presentation from an Admissions staff member, you will embark on a 90-minute group walking tour to see areas of campus, including a residence hall room, the Student Activity Center, Park Library, Bovee University Center and two academic buildings. This program runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    View our counselors' site for complete information about a group visit.

    If none of these dates work for you, please contact us at cmuadmissions@cmich.edu, noting that none of our published visit dates work for your group.

    Reserve a date for a group visit

    Virtual tour

    Join us at one of our events!

    Join us at one of our events, where we offer a variety of tailored experiences for prospective students and their families. From Junior Visit Days guiding juniors through college preparations and the Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) focusing on inclusivity, to Discover CMU showcasing hands-on learning, there's something for everyone. We can't wait to see you there!


    Virtual Options

    Unable to visit in person? Join us for an online real-time presentation with the Admissions team, or schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment to get your questions answered. You can also go on our virtual tour, anytime!

    Explore Mount Pleasant

    While you're in town, explore Mount Pleasant – your home for the next few years! It's a small-town feel with big-city amenities. Mount Pleasant is a great community to live in during your college career. 

    Inclement weather

    Program events may be altered at the discretion of our office to ensure the safety of our campus visitors and tour guides.

    The campus walking tour will be replaced with a virtual tour presentation and a student panel discussion under the following conditions:

    • Thunder/lightning.
    • Tornado watch/warning.
    • Other severe or dangerous weather conditions.

    During this alternative presentation, you'll still get to see the campus (virtually) from the eyes of a current student. Our student Campus Ambassadors will be there to answer your questions and discuss their experiences as CMU Chippewas. 

    Please note that non-threatening conditions will not alter visits. Visits may occasionally occur in the rain and uncomfortable temperatures. Please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if necessary.

    In the rare instance when CMU experiences a weather-related campus closure, all admissions programs and tours will be canceled. The admissions office will contact all scheduled visitors via call, email and/or text if a tour needs to be canceled.