Mount Pleasant — a friendly, vibrant community of 26,000 residents — fast becomes home away from home when you’re on CMU’s main campus.

We’re in the heart of Michigan, at the gateway to the north, just one to three hours from almost anyplace in lower Michigan you’d like to go — your parents’ house, an inland lake or the Great Lak​es, or to metropolitan areas such as Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing. Chicago? Trains and buses take you there!

Eclectic eateries, coffee shops, big box stores and boutique shops, art galleries, and places of worship make up more than 135 downtown options. National performing artists and fine dining await you at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. Family and friends who visit can stay overnight in one of many brand-name hotels.

Think big-city amenities with small-town service and charm.