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Welcome to Central Michigan University!

Our mission statement reads: Central Michigan University is defined by the success of our students and alumni, and by our collective impact with the communities we serve.

From the moment you joined our university community, your success became our top priority. Our primary goal is to give you the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to succeed in life, both professionally and personally.

You have joined a diverse community of learners and leaders who believe in the power of education to transform lives and the world. Our faculty, staff and administrators are here to provide you with a positive learning experience in an inclusive, supportive environment.

While you are here, you will take classes in state-of-the-art classrooms, learn from faculty who are experts in their fields and engage in hands-on learning. You also will have the opportunity to explore your interests and passions through one of nearly 400 registered student organizations, and to hone your leadership skills through our nationally recognized leadership development programs. 

Hands-on learning is a hallmark of a CMU education, and you will have plenty of opportunities to put your knowledge and skills to work in the classroom, in the field and in the community. Many of our students connect their talents and passion by serving communities in Michigan and around the world through volunteer and service-learning projects. They complete internships and field experiences, and they travel the world through study abroad.

We focus on the teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that make CMU graduates attractive to top employers. We have been recognized by employers throughout the state and around the nation as a top recruiting university. We emphasize the real-world experience you will need to take the next steps on your journey. And, when you complete your degree, you’ll join a worldwide network of more than 246,000 proud alumni. 

Use this bulletin to explore the many educational opportunities offered here at CMU. Whether you are enrolling in your first class or preparing for your final semester, we thank you for allowing us to play a role on your educational journey.

Be well,

Robert O. Davies, Ph.D.