Commencement Ceremony


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With 30+ online and campus-based programs to choose from, Northern's graduate education can help you get to the next level in your professional career. You have accomplished so much already, but now it's time to really immerse yourself in your academic passion. 


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Your education is ready when and where you want it. In addition to flexible learning options, online learners will receive in-state tuition rates regardless of where they reside. 

Northern Michigan University, Maisie Zahn, Sports Science major, COVID, safety

“I loved being face-to-face this fall. Being able to learn in person was so important to my future.”

Maisie Zahn

Sports Science major from Chattanooga, Tennessee

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NMU Shifts to Remote Learning, Working

November 16, 2020 — Northern Michigan University will adhere to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ executive order regarding higher education by switching to remote learning effective Wednesday, Nov. 18. Employees who can work remotely must begin to do so by the same date.

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NMU Holds Virtual 2020 Commencement

November 18, 2020 — NMU will hold a virtual celebration honoring all 2020 graduates at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The event will include messages from President Fritz Erickson, Board Chair Steve Mitchell, May 2020 graduate Cecilia Ruiz and student-selected faculty speaker Kia Jane Richmond of the English Department.