At CMU, you’ll find your home away from home. You’ll learn not only from, but hand in hand with, professors who are leaders in their industries. Live alongside students with similar career goals in our living and learning communities and find a variety of restaurant-quality cuisine at our dining commons. Find some study time in our residence halls, join a student group or volunteer in your free time. Here, you’ll learn what being part of the CMU family really means.

CMU has 22 residence halls across our 480-acre campus, each just a short walk away from any other. Each hall has on-site laundry and study lounges, some feature fitness centers and writing and math centers, and most have private bathrooms.

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Living and learning communities bring students with similar academic interests, goals and achievements together to blend campus living with academic success.

Take a look at our living and learning communities
There are nearly 400 student organizations at CMU, including at least one in each area of study. Join and serve in one of more than 30 fraternities and sororities. Each of these groups is dedicated to enhancing the student experience through academic development, community engagement, leadership opportunities and public service.

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CMU is a community where you will make lifelong connections and share an unmatched spirit with your fellow CMU Chippewas. Campus feels like home — part of that is because each student, faculty and staff member, and more than 220,000 alumni around the world make up the CMU family. Fire Up Chips!

Stay connected
From President Ross and the Board of Trustees to the faculty and staff, the mission of the entire university is student success. CMU offers a variety of support services with a team of experts to help advance students’ academic, personal and social success.

See the support system
More than 12,000 students volunteer their time in the community, state and beyond through CMU’s Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center. At CMU, you’ll be part of more than the university, you’ll be part of a community that branches out from Mount Pleasant across the globe, where members are dedicated to bettering the world around them.

Learn about volunteer opportunities