Opened in 1892 and more than 235,000 alumni around the world, Central Michigan University is a public university located in the Mt. Pleasant area! CMU has over 20,000 students and offers approximately 300 academic programs. This is a university where students, staff, faculty, and alumni learn to pursue excellence, live with compassion, be leaders, and uphold the values of wisdom, virtue, and friendship. Get to know CMU and check out our guide to popular buildings on campus. Don’t see your favorite CMU spot? Let us know in the comments!

Charles V. Park Library

Named after the former director of the CMU library, Park Library is a Central Michigan student, alumni, and visitor favorite. Spend time catching up on studies or enjoy the quiet of the first-floor quiet area or 24-hour study room. Enjoy reading fiction, non-fiction, biographies, or any genre of book on one of the four floors of Park Library or in the Copeland Suite located on the second floor. Wanting to brush up on your history knowledge? Be sure to check out Clarke Historical Library in Park Library while your there!

For more information on Park Library and books available for checkout, click here.

Bovee University Center

Another student and local hotspot, Bovee University Center provides a comfortable, service-oriented environment for students, facility/staff, and community members. While in Bovee University Center, check out the social, cultural, and educational programs offered, take a sip at the Starbucks located on the first floor or grab a bite to eat of pasta, sushi, pizza, and much more at the ‘Down Under Food Court’ in the basement of the UC, and shop in the CMU bookstore on the first floor for all your apparel, book, and office supply needs.

To shop the CMU Bookstore, click here.

For more information on Bovee University Center like their hours and menu, click here.

Kelly/Shorts Stadium & McGurik Arena

Head to Kelly/Shorts stadium home of the Chips to attend a university football game and hear the roar of CMU fans or the CMU Chippewa Marching Band. While at Kelly/Shorts, check out the new CMU Chippewa Champions Center that transforms your game day experience.

To start planning your game day experience, click here. 

Visit McGuirk Area in the John Kulhavi Events Center to see other CMU athletics like wrestling, volleyball, and basketball.

For more information on all CMU sporting events, click here.

University Art Gallery

Enjoy the hues and visit the University Art Gallery. The gallery features 12 – 14 exhibitions all year long featuring lectures, films, student and faculty exhibitions, and national traveling exhibitions.

For University Art Gallery exhibition schedule, click here.

Meet Mt. Pleasant

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