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CMU Makes Living On Campus Mandatory For First, Second Year Students

No commuting for freshmen and sophomores.

December 06, 2018 - 3:00 pm
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(WWJ) Starting next fall, all freshmen and sophomore students at Central Michigan University will be required to live in on-campus dorms.

Previously, the university's rules said all freshmen and sophomores had to live on campus, but that was rarely enforced for second year students due to occupancy issues, said spokeswoman Heather Smith.

The policy will be strictly enforced starting next fall, with the Board of Trustees approving the move today.

Why the change? Smith said data proves students are more successful when they live in student housing.

"Our number one priority here at CMU is student success," Smith said.

To make it happen, the school will have 5,725 beds available in dorms by next fall. The board also approved a $13 million dollar residence life improvement project to make upgrades to housing.