Welcome to NMU

Find out what it means to beNorthern from NMU student Josie Hodges. 

Have more questions? If you see the Chat with a Current Student icon in the lower right corner, students are available to talk about what life is like at NMU. Student Live Chat is available Monday-Thursday from 3-9 p.m. 


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Transfer Northern 101

Sessions designed to help you understand the transfer process and get connected to NMU. 

Each of our online Transfer Northern 101 sessions feature: 

  • Personal assistance for transfer admissions
  • Scholarship Information
  • Meeting current NMU transfer students
  • Opportunities to ask all of your questions. 

  • February 8, 3 p.m. Eastern
  • March 8, 3 p.m. Eastern
  • April 12, 3 p.m. Eastern
  • May 10, 3 p.m. Eastern
  • June 14, 3 p.m. Eastern
  • July 12, 3 p.m. Eastern

(Session time is in the Eastern Time Zone.) 

Don't Fear Financial Aid - Webinar On-Demand

Scared about paying for college? Worried about taking out loans? Nervous about talking to NMU about money?

We get it! Mike and Shawn from NMU's Financial Aid Office are here to help ease *some* of your fears and make understanding how to pay for college a bit less overwhelming. We answered some frequently asked questions about the FAFSA and aid packages to help you build confidence in your financial future as you tackle your college goals. 


Students on campus tour

Interactive Campus Tour

Chat with a current student while taking a virtual tour of campus. You are also able to meet one-on-one via Zoom appointments with your admissions counselor, the Financial Aid department, a faculty member in your area of academic interest, the honors program, ROTC, veteran services, theatre, music, first generation or the Multicultural Education Resource Center (MERC). 

NMU is also offering in-person campus visits. In-person visits include a campus tour with a current student and a meeting with an admissions counselor. Additional appointments (meetings with faculty members and various other departments on campus, etc.) will be a combination of in-person and virtual experiences, all while you're here on campus.


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Virtual College Fairs and Presentations

Chat with an admissions representatives at one of several virtual college fairs. Not sure if NMU is the right fit? These college fairs are a great opportunity to see how we compare.

Health, Safety and Student Support at NMU

We know your health is important to you. Your physical, mental and academic health are important to us at NMU too. Check out this amazing panel we just recorded where you can learn all about the support you'll receive at NMU. 


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Explore NMU's YouTube Channel

Explore our YouTube channel to discover various places on NMU's campus.


Student talking with admissions counselor

Live Chat With a Counselor

Chat live with an admissions representative on our admissions homepage, nmu.edu/admissions between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday. 

Virtual Tours

Learn what campus looks and feels like though our virtual tours. Includes the residence halls and various academic departments. 


U've Been Accepted Podcast

Tap Into the U've Been Accepted Podcast

Not just for admitted students - Uniquely informative and always entertaining -  tap into the U've Been Accepted Podcast with Nichole and Jillian. Conversations about getting to, and through, college. All brought to you out of Northern Michigan University.


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Northern Nights - NMU's Virtual Open House - On Demand

Northern Nights is now available on-demand! Learn more about your academic area through our student panels, and gain NMU knowledge through our admissions kick off event. It's all here and ready for you to binge watch! 



Transfer Student Week Videos On-Demand

We’re here to help anytime, but if you want to learn more about being a transfer student at NMU, check out our transfer student playlist.

Connect with NMU on Your Favorite Social Network

NMU posts many takeovers and stories on our Instagram account where you can ask current students or alumni about their experience. Sure, we can tell you all the reasons we think Northern is great, but our students can do it SO much better. You can also check out student quotes and stories on the NMU blog.