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Choose Red studentsWelcome to UCM!

We're glad you Chose Red! We're looking forward to move-in day on August 16, and we hope you are, too. For early freshman move-in, check out UCM Experience kickoff. At UCM, your education stretches beyond the classroom. From challenging yourself on our rock-climbing wall to competing with the Talking Mules in England, you'll have the opportunity to expand your world. Here are a few places to you get started.

Week of Welcome
This week starts on Sunday, August 14 and continues through Saturday, August 20. It's filled with various activities to help you get acclimated to life at UCM, meet new friends and learn your way around campus.

Check out housing's important move-in information with tips on getting started on the right track at UCM.

Get Involved
UCM is home to hundreds of student organizations and activities, which create a vibrant campus environment that Mules and Jennies are proud to call home. From our state-of-the-art Student Recreation and Wellness Center to the new Union Cinema, take time to experience life at UCM.

Freshman Seminar
At UCM, we are committed to your success, and one of the best ways to ensure your success during your first year is to take a freshman seminar class. There are major-specific sections of freshman seminar offered as well as general ones. In freshman seminar, you will:

  • Make new friends and build connections on campus.
  • Learn your way around and how to best use campus resources.
  • Enhance your academic skills, such as time management and writing.
  • Set academic and personal goals.

Join the conversation
Social media gives us the opportunity to connect and converse with our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or YouTube to stay up to date on campus news and happenings. Don't forget to share with us why you decided to #Choose Red!


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