Did you know Central Michigan University Chippewas have our very own language? It takes time to get used to the slang of our campus, but with this helpful guide, you won't have to waste any time guessing what everything means. New students, let us help you get up to speed!
College becomes a university. June 1, 1959 Central Michigan College – strengthened by an enrollment of 4,456 students – is named Central Michigan University. CMU’s new name is confirmed by the state Legislature on Feb. 25, 1959, to be effective on June 1. Rep. Russell H. Strange Jr., class of 1956 – sponsor of the bill – and student body president Fred Mester are among those present on March 10, when Gov. G. Mennen Williams signs the bill.