Academic Orientation for New Students Starting Summer or Fall Semester
Summer Sessions 2013
First Session: Classes Begin: May 13
Second Session: Classes Begin: June 24
Fall Semester 2013
Classes Begin: August 26
Central Michigan University's orientation program provides you and your family with a comprehensive introduction to the university prior to your first registration for classes. Whether you are a new freshman or a transfer student from another college, you will get answers to your questions and more at an orientation session. New undergraduate students are required to attend orientation to finalize admission.
Orientation occurs in several phases:
- Freshman Orientation
- Transfer Orientation
- Campus and Community Life Orientation
In addition to academic orientation, campus and community life orientation for new freshmen entering in the summer and fall semesters will be held August 22 through 24 before classes begin on August 26. New freshmen are required to attend three specific meetings. You will receive a meeting and event schedule when you check into your residence hall on August 22 or 23.
Reserving Your Date to Attend
Upon admission to Central Michigan University, a Welcome to CMU brochure is mailed to you which includes information regarding payment of the new student orientation fee. After the $175 fee is paid and processed by CMU, you will be able to access our online reservation system to choose an orientation date which fits your schedule.
What will new freshmen learn at orientation?
When you enter Central Michigan University, you will have to find your way around campus and live with a new set of roommates. You will have to find the library and enroll in classes. These topics, and many more, will be discussed in an orientation session. For example, you will:
- Meet classmates, student leaders, professors and academic advisors to learn about the university experience.
- Select and register for your first semester classes.
- Meet with representatives from university support offices, such as Scholarships and Financial Aid, Student Employment Services, and Residence Life.
What will transfer students do at orientation?
We recognize that the needs of new Central Michigan University transfer students are very specific. At orientation, you will have an opportunity to have your most general university questions answered as well as the most detailed. Students attending transfer orientation will:
- Meet other transfer students.
- Register for first semester classes with the assistance of academic advisors.
- Visit with representatives from university support offices such as Scholarships and Financial Aid.