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Wildcat Willy cheering in the stands at Northern Michigan University's homecoming game

Homecoming

Friday, September 20
Noon – 2 p.m. Alumni Awards Luncheon (invite only)
5:30 p.m. Homecoming Parade
6:30 p.m. Social and Dinner, Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
7 p.m. 125th Anniversary Outdoor Concert 


Saturday, September 21
9-11 a.m. Campus Tours & Library Family Activities, Beaumier Center Tours
9:30 a.m. Golden Wildcats Reception - 1974 & PRIOR
11 a.m. Pre-Game Tailgate Party
1 p.m. Homecoming Football Game
Evening Individual Affinity Reunions/Alumni Meetups

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Three alumni in Northern Michigan University gear pose for a picture at the alumni reception

Alumni Fridays

Join fellow Marquette County alumni & friends for a lively Happy Hour! Reconnect with old friends, make new connections, and share memories of our alma mater. Don't miss this opportunity to network with fellow Wildcats and strengthen your ties to the NMU community.

  • June 14, 11 a.m. NMU Historic Walking Campus Tour with Dan Truckey '90 BS, director/curator of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
  • June 14, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Alumni Friday at the Landmark Inn
  • July 12, 11 a.m. NMU Historic Walking Campus Tour with Dan Truckey '90 BS, director/curator of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
  • July 12, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Alumni Friday at the Mather Inn
  • August 23, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Alumni Friday at Blackrocks Brewery 

July 4  Marquette parade and festivities
July 6 Ishpeming parade and festivities
July 13  Negaunee Pioneer Days parade and festivities

August 1 Opening, Jack Deo Photography Exhibit, DeVos Art Museum
August 21 NMU Fall Convocation
August 23 Alumni Business Partnership Celebration  
August 24 Opening, 125th Exhibit, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

November 6 Sonderegger Symposium, hosted by Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

December 14 Mid-year Commencement 

*125th Anniversary Celebration events for WellBeing, diversity/inclusion, sustainability, Native American History month (November), summer Alumni Fridays, and academic panels are being planned and will be added to the schedule as details are finalized.

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Flyer discussing NMU alumni photo scavenger hunt

Alumni Fridays

Campus Photo Scavenger Hunt

Discover Campus!

Talk a walk down memory lane or see how the campus has changed. The photo scavenger hunt can be done at your own pace throughout the summer. Submit your pictures by tagging us on social media for a chance to win an NMU swag bag.