Meet Your Student’s 2019 Head Orientation Counselors!

An important, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking step for any first-year student is socializing and making new friends. It's also one of the best parts about Orientation week! Your student will have the opportunity to meet so many new people who have been anxiously awaiting meeting them, too! Orientation at CMU is a week-long experience that … Continue reading Meet Your Student’s 2019 Head Orientation Counselors!

Add This to Your List: Visit the Frame Gallery!

Although it didn't make the CMU Bucket List, a special gem right at the corner of campus is The Frame Gallery—a student-run exhibition space for art, performance, and research-based projects. Your student won't want to miss these cutting-edge, interdisciplinary works created and curated by their own peers. And, if they so desire, all students are … Continue reading Add This to Your List: Visit the Frame Gallery!

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It’s Time for a Study Break! Six Ways For Your Student to Unwind this Finals Season

With finals approaching, it can be hard for students to avoid tunnel-vision and the looming anxieties about exams and culminating projects. A psychology study at the University of Illinois, however, showed that participants who took occasional breaks from their task had an improved sense of focus and memory-retention, versus those who took no breaks. Giving … Continue reading It’s Time for a Study Break! Six Ways For Your Student to Unwind this Finals Season