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Fall 2018 classes start on August 20. Are you ready? Here is a list of things you will want to know before the semester kicks off.

Things to Know for Fall 2018


Aug. 17-19

If you’re not in the FYI or MVP programs, you can move in to your new residence hall starting Aug. 17. Find details including the Move-In Map with the best place to park for unloading your stuff into your new room. More info on residence hall move in.

Parking permits

Purchase a permit online through Parking Services beginning August 1. More info on parking permits.

Student workers 

All paperwork and other business regarding student employment is handled in the Human Resources office on the second floor of Lowell Heiny Hall. More info on student employment.


First-time freshmen and their guests are invited to participate in CMU Convocation.

Saturday, Aug. 18
Brownson Arena, Maverick Center
Doors open at 10:30am, program begins at 11am

Following the program, mascot Rowdy and his brass band will lead the way to the Plaza for a big picnic. More info on convocation.

Welcome Week

Aug. 18–25

Get your Maverick spirit on during Welcome Week. Dance at a Glow Party. Go to a free BBQ. Try your hand at Grocery Bingo... and much more! Check out the Welcome Week schedule.


IRIS (Integrated Resources for Information and Solutions) is your number one source for answers regarding financial aid, advising, student accounts and registration. So if you have a question, go to the first floor of Lowell Heiny Hall and ask IRIS. More info on IRIS.

FYI and MVP programs

Aug. 13–18

Are you attending FYI/MVP? Check out the pages for FYI or MVP for your move-in and other schedule information.

Important Dates

Full semester and first module classes start on August 20. But what about all the other important dates for the semester like breaks and finals week? Check out the fall semester calendar.

Download the App

Check your class schedule on the go and stay up-to-date with upcoming events and recent news, all through the CMU Mobile App. Search "CMU Mobile" in the App Store or Google Play.


Purchase your textbooks online to avoid the lines at the The Maverick Store. Online ordering for Fall 2018 textbooks is available starting Monday, July 30. Orders placed online can be picked up starting Friday, August 17 in the parking lot next to the Bookstore and Albers Hall.