Michigan University (CMU) is a mid-sized university located in
Mount Pleasant, a community of 54,624 (including the student
population at CMU) situated in the center of Michigan's lower-peninsula.
CMU has a population of about 19,000 on-campus and about 9,000
off-campus students. CMU’s 854-acre main campus features 59 major
facilities, including the Dow Science Complex, a $26.5 million
science facility opened in 1992. The Park Library recently underwent
a fifty million dollar ($50m.) renovation that transformed it
into an “electronically supported 21st century information center.”
It supports about 1.3 million print volumes, manuscript collections,
microfilm reels, maps, and visual items, and supports research
on various subjects. In addition, its extensive computer stations,
adjoining café & sandwich shop, and extended study
hour section (also with extensive computer stations) make the
library the most popular place on campus. Materials that are
not available in the library can be requested through inter-library
loan. Seminar participants will have Visiting Scholar privileges
and full access to the resources of the library and computer
centers. The library also has extended study hours. The University
Center Bookstore and other bookstores near campus have large
selections of books and will order books for clients upon request.
the Park Library at
will live on-campus in one of the new University Residence
Halls, within walking distance of the Park Library,
which houses our seminar room and over one hundred computer
stations. A café and extended hour study section (with
computer lab) adjoin the main Park Library.
cost for housing is estimated at between $70- $100/week. The
Park library, the University Center, and bookstore are within
a five to seven minute walk from the Residence Hall. The residence
halls are also within walking distance of the Student Activity
Center, several restaurants, shopping area. Participants will
live in four-room air-conditioned and internet-ready suites.
Each suite has a shared living room, two baths, refrigerator,
and a telephone (local calls are free) as well as supplies cabinets.
Each room is furnished with a bed, mattress, reading desk and
dresser. Linen service is available. The halls are equipped with
a laundry facility on each floor, two student lounges, and cafeteria,
where participants can purchase hot meals. A kitchenette is available
on each floor for those who wish to cook for themselves. The
halls are also connected to CMU’s mainframe computer. Thus, participants
will have access to the Internet, be able to conduct library
searches using CMU’s computerized Centra and WEB Home page, and
continue the discussions of topics explored during the seminar.
All halls have a general TV area and seminar rooms.
the New Towers Residence Halls at http://www.reslife.cmich.edu/reslife/halls/newtowers.htm
Proudly serving Central Michigan
University since 1960, the CMU Bookstore is located on the
main level of the Bovee University Center. Students can
purchase CMU apparel, buy books, sell books, and browse our
wide selection of office/class supplies. We also offer a
variety of greeting cards, gifts, and accessories to
accommodate your shopping needs. Stop in to discover why we
are more than a college store.Visit the CMU book store at
Activity Center (SAC):
state-of-the-art Student Activity Center features a fitness
room with more than 100 exercise stations, 12 bowling
lanes with computerized scoring, six racquetball courts,
a fitness track, and volleyball, badminton and tennis
courts. For water recreation, the SAC features a pool
with a moveable floor, a deep diving pool, a large spa
and two saunas. In addition, the Fast Break snack bar
vends snacks, beverages, smoothies and sports drinks
to SAC patrons.
Activity Center at http://www.sac.cmich.edu/