It takes a village! Meet your enrollment team:


Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor

You'll meet your admissions counselor, who will help you apply, enroll, and be with you until your semester starts. Reach out to them to update your program, ask anything, and get help with where to go for what tasks. 


Financial Aid Team

Financial Aid Team

When you file your FAFSA, the financial aid team gets to work on prepping your financials. Financial Aid Counselors are standing by to help go through your award notice or update your record.


Academic Adviser

Academic Adviser

You'll meet your Academic Adviser at your orientation session. They'll help you schedule classes, go through your degree plan, any transfer credits, and also update your program, if needed. Head to to register for your orientation session.


Housing Office

Housing Office

When the housing portal opens, you'll fill out the housing application and pay your deposit to secure your reservation. The Housing Office will then be back in touch closer to the semester start to finalize your actual arrangements.

Sign up here to receive a notification when the Housing Application opens for the Fall 2022 year. 


Parking, Career and Student Services

Parking, Career & Student Services

Wow, it's getting real! Visit the Parking Services site to grab your parking pass. Find on-campus jobs via our Handshake job portal. And check out The Hub as your student community campus resource.


Next Steps

Next Steps -- Checklist

After you've become acquainted with your enrollment team, it's time to begin the enrollment process. Follow the step-by-step guide below to get started:

Start your enrollment:


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Activate MyNMU

Activating MyNMU is not a commitment to enroll at Northern.  It will give you access to more information and next steps. 


students at orientation


Our orientation programs are designed to connect new students with the campus community and orient them to academic and co-curricular opportunities at NMU.  Participation is required for new first-year, transfer and non-degree students, and sessions are available prior to each semester. 

Orientation registration is open

Registering for orientation is your signal to us that you have decided to attend NMU.   You can also let us know your plans (yes, no, maybe) here



Students working on laptops

Plan Your Financials

Northern Michigan University’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students navigate the financial aid process and advising students of other available financial resources to ensure appropriate funding. 

First Step: Submit Your FAFSA

Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life is dedicated to student learning inside and outside of the classroom by creating unique communities for students to call home in the residence halls and on-campus apartments. Office staff, Resident Directors, Resident Advisers & Community Advisers work to make a difference in the lives of the students with whom they interact.

You're going to love it here. It's the perfect place to beNorthern!

Please check NMU's Housing and Residence Life website to see when registration will open for your incoming term. 

Matt Boswell unicycling

“I decided to come to Northern because I loved the area. I also loved the idea of smaller class sizes so that I can meet with the professors and have them know me rather than being one of thousands in the bigger schools. I also like how close everything as in its an easy cycle to get to good hiking spots or downtown.”

Matthew Boswell

Biochemistry major

Let Us Know How We Can Help

We have found that every student and family has different needs, so the steps listed below may vary for you in timing, order, or importance. No matter what your situation, please know your admissions counselor is here to listen and to help. Please contact your counselor if any questions arise.

If you are earning college credit prior to orientation, remember to request college transcripts and AP or IB exam scores sent to NMU. The earlier we receive these, the more helpful we can be in planning your first semester schedule and academic plan.

Need to change your plans?  Let us know.


Student Section at an NMU hockey game

Join the Admitted Student Facebook Page

Want to meet other students planning to attend NMU? Find a roommate, a hiking buddy or a life long friend. Check out NMU - Class of 2026 Facebook page. 

Let's stay connected!

Chat with a Current Student Monday-Thursday from 2 - 9 p.m.  If you see the "Chat with a Current Student" widget  in the lower right hand corner-- NMU current students are available to answer your questions!