student working on laptop in Lodge

Customized Virtual Campus Visit

Meet one-on-one with a faculty member in your academic area of interest, chat with an admissions counselor, take a video-tour through campus while talking with a current student and many more options. Our virtual visits are all conducted via live Zoom interaction. 


tour on campus

On-Campus Visit

Starting July 1, 2021, NMU will be lifting capacity limitations to our in-person campus visit program.

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.

In-person campus visits are subject to change due to new university COVID-19 guidelines, or mandates from the state or federal government. We appreciate your understanding and patience.



Student Section at an NMU hockey game

Wildcat Fridays

Just want to take a campus tour? Maybe get an overview of NMU? 

Check out a Wildcat Friday and join us for an admissions presentation and a campus tour. It's a great way to learn about NMU before you start your weekend! 

Dates: Fridays May 7 - August 13

Where: In-person on NMU's campus in Marquette, MI


8:30-9:00 Pre-registered guests check in

9:00-10:00 Admission presentation

10:00-12:00 Walking Campus Tour


*Space is limited. 



Family Weekend Hike on Sugarloaf

Staying in Marquette

Participants in NMU's in-person Campus Visit Program can receive 50% off ONE night room rate from select lodging establishments in Marquette. The coupon is good Sundays - Thursdays only. Please inquire about the coupon when scheduling your in-person campus visit with NMU's Campus Visit Office to get all the details. Restrictions may apply

While you're here, make sure to see all that Marquette has to offer. Check out the Travel Marquette website for information on hotels, things to do in the area and events during your stay. 


Want to see the students who will be showing you around?

Olivia Crandall

Olivia Crandall


Hometown: Plainwell, MI
High School: Plainwell High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NMU Dance Team, Student Leader Fellowship Program, Superior Edge, NMU Student Conduct Board, Anthropology Club. 

Favorite Marquette Activity: Going to local coffee shops such as 231, Babycakes, and Velodrome.

Best advice for incoming students: Don't be shy! There are so many opportunities to make relationships with students and professors. The friends you make in college will be lifelong friendships. The student to professor relationships that you make throughout college will make your learning experience here at NMU much more enjoya...

Cheyenne Slaughter

Cheyenne Slaughter

Public Relations

Hometown: Grandville, MI
High School: Grandville High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)

Favorite Marquette Activity: Talking my dog on walks with my friends. 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Never be afraid of having big ideas. There are so many people at NMU that want to help those dreams become a reality. So Dream Big! 

Luke Tschmperlin

Luke Tschumperlin

Art and Design: Digital Cinema

Hometown: Beaver Dam, WI
High School: Central Wisconsin Christian High School 

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Honors Program, Freshman Fellows, President of Campus Cinema, Chi Alpha, Protect Life at NMU

Favorite Marquette Activity: Photography at Wetmore Landing

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved on campus and meet everyone you possibly can! But make sure to not overwork yourself and take time doing what you love!

Nick Jones

Nick Jones


Hometown: Dexter, MI
High School: Dexter High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), Residence Life and Housing, Student Ambassadors.

Favorite Marquette Activity: Walking along Lakeshore Boulevard (Which is right on Lake Superior!)

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to reach out for help, no matter how big or small your situation is there are resources that are available to help you! 

Brianna Sartin

Brianna Sartin


Hometown: Marlette, MI
High School: Marlette Jr/Sr High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), Black Student Union, Superior Edge, campus job in NMU's University Marketing and Communications Department. 

Favorite Marquette Activity: Hammocking at Wetmore Landing (weather permitting) 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Find your niche! There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus and that's where you'll meet life-long friends. 

Mia Hickey

Mia Hickey

Public Relations

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
High School: Whitefish Bay High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Public Relations Student Society of America, Student Leader Fellowship Program, Superior Edge

Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking to Hidden Beach with my friends. 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Put yourself out there! Going to college is the best fresh start you will ever get, so take advantage of it! 

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Multimedia Journalism

Hometown: Waukesha, WI
High School: Catholic Memorial High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): PRSSA, Student Leader Fellowship Program, Superior Edge, Club Volleyball, Photo Club

Favorite Marquette Activity: Skiing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, and Hammocking

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get to know your professors. 

Nathan Born

Nathan Born

Public Relations

Hometown: Larsen, WI
High School: Winneconne High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): PRSSA, House and Hall Government, and Housing and Residence Life Parapro.

Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking Sugarloaf to watch the sunset. 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Be your most authentic self and leave yourself open to experience new things!

Mary Kuligowski

Mary Kuligowski

Earth Science

Hometown: Shelby Township, MI
High School: Romeo High School

Groups and Organizations: Phi Sigma Sigma, Greek Council, House and Hall Government, Teacher's Assistant for Math and CS Department, ASNMU (Associated Student of Northern Michigan University), and Superior Edge

Favorite Marquette Activity: Getting coffee at Contrast and then going to Presque Isle to look out over Lake Superior

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get to know the people around you and build those relationships! It will be beneficial to you during your time at NMU! 

Lauren Zimny

Lauren Zimny

Biology: Physiology

Hometown: Watertown, SD 
High School: Castlewood High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): HSO (Honors Student Organization), Conspectus Borealis, Superior Edge, and Pre-Med Club

Favorite Marquette Activity: Watching the sunset on Presque Isle :)

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Go to every event you can! You’ll find friends in places you’d never expect, and you might find that you have interests that you wouldn’t anticipate. 

Charlotte Deyoung

Charlotte Deyoung

Construction Management

Hometown: Hartland, MI
High School: Hartland High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Northern Michigan Constructors Club 

Favorite Marquette Activity: Watching the sunset at Presque Isle 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved in your program and get to know your professors! There are so many amazing opportunities to take advantage of. 

Sophia Diekevers

Sophia Diekevers

Art and Design: Photography

Hometown: Grandville, MI
High School: Grandville High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Women's Club Volleyball

Favorite Marquette Activity: Going for a hike anywhere around Marquette, then getting coffee at Babycakes afterward.

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved with clubs, organizations, and groups! You will make amazing friendships and the best time! 


Isabel Thompson

Forensic Biochemistry

Hometown: Manton, MI
High School: Manton Consolidated High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Play on the NMU club volleyball team, student leader in Intervarsity Christian fellowship .

Favorite Marquette Activity: Love to hike, camp, urban exploration, and hanging with friends 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Explore as much as possible there is always a new adventure to be had. 


Hannah Wenzel


Hometown: Frankenmuth, MI
High School: Frankenmuth High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Nurses Association, House and Hall Government

Favorite Marquette Activities: Snowboarding and going to the local coffee shops!

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Go to all the events you can during your first semester and put yourself out there, it is the best way to meet people!

NMU Student Outside in the Winter

Growing up in the U.P., my family and I visited Marquette often. I have always felt comfortable [in the city], and I decided to come to NMU because it was the only college that truly felt like home.

Kendall Burmeister

Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Other Options for Visiting Campus

Presidential Scholars Competition is an opportunity for high achieving high school seniors to compete for scholarships. Stay Tuned for 2021 competition dates (usually held in October and November). 

Summer Camps for high school students focus on sports, culture, the environment and more.