Welcome to CMU Montrose

CMU's spring break is extended until March 29. Unless students have been notified differently by their instructor, all courses will be moved to an online format for the remainder of the spring semester starting March 30. Students should look for communication from their instructor via e-mail and the D2L course shell concerning plans for future schedules, assignments and course expectations.

Due to the Governor’s stay-at-home executive order, the Montrose Campus classrooms, staff offices and computer labs will be closed until April 13, when the Governor’s order is scheduled to end. All instruction of courses will be online. During this time, Montrose campus staff will be working from home and available for assistance. Future and continuing CMU Montrose students can reach them by email at:

Chris Wilcox (admissions, enrolling, course registration, financial aid) chwilcox@coloradomesa.edu

Tamra Aguirre (campus operations and general questions)  taguirre@coloradomesa.edu 

Gary Ratcliff, PhD, CMU Montrose Director gratcliff@coloradomesa.edu

For the latest updates about the CMU’s response to the pandemic outbreak, visit CMU COVID-19

For more information about enrolling:
View semester dates,
add/drop/withdrawal deadlines

CMU Montrose alum Ian Atha of the Atha Team - Keller Williams Colorado West Realty 

Future Students

If you are a new student, contact the Montrose campus admissions staff to learn about the next steps you need to take to become a student. Call 970.249.7009 or visit us in the Branscome Center.

At CMU Montrose, you have access to the resources and degree programs of western Colorado’s largest university with 104 majors and 46 minors. If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you can complete the first two years of coursework at CMU Montrose before completing your degree at CMU Grand Junction. If you are interested in a bachelor’s degree in nursing or teacher education, you can complete all the coursework in Montrose. Associate degrees and certificate programs are also available.

Starting your college education at CMU Montrose has many advantages:

  • If you live within driving distance, staying local makes for an easier transition to college and is less expensive than moving away to attend college. 
  • With class sizes below 30 students, you will receive personal attention from your instructors.
  • Faculty members are seasoned professionals and hold advanced degrees. 
  • Staff are friendly and easy to access. They will get to know you by name and assist you with degree planning and receiving financial aid.
  • Montrose is a safe community and large enough to keep you interested and small enough to be friendly. Its climate is mild compared to other Colorado communities.
  • When you need a break, Montrose is close to the mountains and Ouray, Telluride and Ridgway.

Students Over the Age of 60

You are eligible to participate in the CMU Golden Scholars program, which enables you to take courses at a discounted price without the requirement of earning a grade. For more information, visit the Golden Scholars program web page.

Contact Information

Branscome Center

245 South Cascade Avenue
Montrose, CO


 Staff Contact Information

Office Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8am–7pm

Friday: 8am–5pm

 Computer Lab Hours

Monday–Thursday: 7am–9pm

Friday: 8am–5pm

Sunday: 1pm–5pm