MainStage to represent over 300 campus organizations, departments

Several in-person events planned for start of semester

An aerial view of Franklin Street as Mainstage gets underway, Sunday, Aug. 29.

MainStage is once again kicking off the Fall 2022 semester for students at Central Michigan University. 

On Aug. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m., MainStage will be held on Franklin street across from the Park Library. Over 300 tables representing registered student organizations (RSOs), campus departments, club sports and more will be available for students to learn more about and sign up for. 

MainStage was created to highlight the many student clubs and organizations that students at CMU can join. The event, run by the Student Activity and Involvement center (SAI), offers students food, entertainment, resources and several giveaways. 

“Research shows that when a student is involved outside the classroom, they’re more likely to persist through college to graduation,” said Molly Schuneman, associate director of student involvement. “We want all of our students to be successful and getting involved is a necessary step.” 

Schuneman strongly encourages students to join a student organization, student employment, or an additional activity that they enjoy as a way to become involved on campus.

Find more information below on upcoming events and opportunities CMU has planned for this semester.

Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 

Movie on the Field

8:30 p.m.

Kelly/Shorts stadium

CMU's Program Board is hosting a showing of "The Lost City." Blankets and pillows are encouraged. Email for more information.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022


7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Student Activity Center

Discover programs and services offered at the Student Activity Center (SAC) and Recreation Center. The night will include games, giveaway’s, music and refreshments. Email for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022

Dance Program Advising Session

1p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rose 127

The Department of Theater and Dance will host a dance program information session where students can learn about dancing and the program at CMU. Email for more information.

Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 - Friday, Sept. 2, 2022

String players audition for CMU Symphony Orchestra

Auditions to become a part of CMU's Symphony Orchestra begin the first week of classes. Non-music majors are welcome to audition as well. The sign up is on a bulletin board in the music building. Students are expected to play a short piece for their audition. Email for more information.

Monday, Aug. 29, 2022

Central Welcome Breakfast

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Bovee UC Rotunda

Students can receive a free grab-and-go breakfast while meeting several university offices and programs. Email for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022

On-Campus Job Fair

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bovee UC Rotunda

Students will have the opportunity to speak directly with over 25 departments face-to-face, find a part-time job or check work study eligibility with Student Employment Services. Email for more information. 

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022


7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Student Activity Center (SAC)

The LGBTQ Office and Gender Equity Programs presents this event as they "provide a safe place for new and returning students to learn about the office and meet with other students" according to CMU's website. Email for more information.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022

Get Acquainted Day 2022

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Warriner Mall

Students can ask questions and learn about the campus and community as well as meet other students and staff at CMU. Email for more information.