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Anchored by a fundamental commitment to student learning, character development, and student success, the Colorado Mesa University Student Services division strives to actively engage students of all backgrounds with intentional and purposeful on- and off-campus services and activities.

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The departments within Student Services include IRISStudent Life, the University Center, Residence Life, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Safety, Campus Recreation, as well as Student Health and Counseling Services. Within these departments , dedicated staff will engage, serve, and mentor students to help them succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Additionally, staff within Student Services is dedicated to providing quality customer service to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests.


Student Services also serves as the referral point for emergencies encountered by students or if students need to be contacted by their families in the event of a family emergency. Issues such as messaging for emergencies while a student is in class are determined on a case-by-case basis. It is important to note that the office cannot guarantee a contact with any student due to their highly mobile behavior, but a good faith effort will be made. This service is not for non-emergency situations.

Student Absences

If a student must miss class for an emergency, or due to illness, students can submit a Student Services Absence Notification Form which will send an email notification to instructors from the Student Services Office. The email sent on behalf of the student is a courtesy notification to notify instructors of absences: the notice does not excuse the student from their class, unless stated in the class syllabus. Students are still responsible for connecting with each of their instructors regarding the course expectations as outlined in the course syllabus, specifically regarding absences and make up work. Documentation regarding absences will be kept on file for one year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Services at [email protected] or 970.248.1366.

Need Assistance?

The growth of our students and superb customer service are priorities of the University and the Office of Student Services. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to call us at 970.248.1366 or visit our office in Lowell Heiny Hall, Fourth Floor.


Have a concern about accessibility at CMU? Let us know!  If you have encountered a physical barrier on campus, such as an inoperative elevator, non-functioning handicap button, blocked access ramp, etc, please complete the form above to give us more information. If there is an urgent request or need during non-business hours - please contact Facilities directly at (970) 254-4357.