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. 

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"I first toured NMU on a Wildcat Weekend and I felt like this was a place where I could really find myself and grow as an individual. Northern continues to amaze me with all of its opportunities and coming here has been one of the best choices I have made. As a Freshman Fellow, I was able to work directly with cancer cells under the supervision of my faculty mentor."

Veronica Line

Biology Major/Pre-Physician Assistant Program

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Today's board meeting

Board Approves Covid-Relief Funds for Students and Sets Tuition

June 30, 2020 — Northern Michigan University is using a strategic combination of investments, university and federal aid, and cost-saving efforts to address tuition rates, coronavirus safety concerns and uncertain fiscal year 2021 state funding. The strategy could amount to a zero net increase for many students for the fall semester. It also keeps NMU’s tuition and fees second most affordable in the state for the 17th consecutive year.

America's Largest Classroom cover

Thompson Co-edits National Parks Learning Book

June 30, 2020 — NMU public relations professor and alumna Jes Thompson co-edited the recently published America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn From Our National Parks, which has been nominated for the National Nonfiction Book Award. Thompson recruited NMU art and design alumna Abigail Cook to create graphics and help with the final layout and photo rendering for the book's publisher, University of California Press.