Of all the things you can find at Central Michigan University, boredom isn’t one of them. CMU and Mount Pleasant are home to more than 500 events a year, many of them free: performances, festivals, sports and more. From local talent to world-famous acts, you’ll find events that are lively, entertaining, engaging, thought-provoking, inspiring and eye-opening.

  • Fire up your CMU Chippewa cheer during homecoming weekend and at Division I-A football games.

  • Wear your maroon and gold at the John G. Kulhavi Events Center​ and McGuirk Arena. When our wrestling, gymnastics and basketball teams aren’t battling there, national performers vie for attention.

  • Movie stars Jeff Daniels and Kal Penn, comedians Demetri Martin and Lewis Black, musicians Ke$ha and Dan + Shay, and activists Dr. Jane Goodall and Gen. Colin Powell have all been our esteemed guests!

  • Find inspiration at art, fashion and photo exhibits.

  • Creative genius is on stage from nationally recognized musicians, actors and artists, and from gifted faculty, fellow students — and soon, perhaps you!

  • Off campus, you’ll find music, extreme sports challenges and the Maple Syrup Festival.

  • Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and Mackinac Island are easy day trips. Major-league sports and entertainment in Detroit and Chicago are just a short trip via bus, train and car.
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What’s going on at CMU? Check out the events calendar.