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

Everything is ready to welcome you and your family onto campus for an in-person visit. Please note, for the health and safety reasons, we're limiting campus visitors to 5 students (and their families) per day. 

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. 

If you want to explore campus on your own, download our Self-Guided Walking Campus Tour.


Family Weekend Hike on Sugarloaf

Saturday Visit Options

Check out NMU on the weekend! Saturday in-person campus visits are available on the dates listed below: 

September 12 - FULL

September 19 - FULL

October 17 (Transfer Student Focused)

October 24

November 14

Sessions run from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Pre-registration is required. 

To register for one of our Saturday visits, please call our Campus Visit office at 906-227-1709 or email

Space is limited due to CDC regulations on large gatherings, so please give us an accurate count of those who will be attending the visit with you. We are only able to acccomate 20 total people (including guests) each Saturday, so please plan accordingly.

*Saturday visits are subject to change due to new 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 Weekend

If you prefer to blend into a crowd and like a bigger production, Wildcat Weekend may be your fit. This is a large, open-house style event where you choose sessions of interest to you, tour campus and take it all in. 

(Please note: the October Wildcat Weekend event will not be held this year due to CDC requirements regarding large events. We are planning to host our March Wildcat Weekend event as planned unless there are restrictions still in place preventing large gatherings.) 

Join us for our virtual open house series, Northern Nights, October 5-9, 2020. 

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

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: Hiking

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Enjoy the little things. 

Lizzie Vitale

Lizzie Vitale

Communication Studies

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

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

Favorite Marquette Activity: Finding new places to eat!

Best Advice for Incoming Students: keep your door open and talk to everyone!

Kristalynn Hiser

Kristalynn Hiser


Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
High School: Harrison High School (RIP 1972-2019)

Group Involvement: NMU Choirs, Mu Beta Psi, Superior Edge, NMU Food Pantry Volunteer

Favorite Marquette Activity: Biking along Lakeshore Drive

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Join in on Hall/House activities! It's a great way to meet new people and get involved. 

Alli Yacko

Alli Yacko

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Hometown: Oak Lawn, IL
High School: Oak Lawn Community High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Leader Fellowship Program, Superior Edge, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Women's Volleyball, NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association). 

Favorite Marquette Activity: Going to the beach!

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Be open to anything & build relationships with everyone. 

Michaela Theisen

Michaela Theisen

Forensic Biochemistry

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
High School: St. Frances Cabrini High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Women for Women, House Co-President in her Residence Hall

Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking and Photography

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved and put in the hard work. 

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. 

Kit Collins

Kit Collins

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Hometown: Wausau, WI
High School: Wausau East High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Gamma Theta Upsilon, Model UN

Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking to Hidden Beach

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved in as many extracurricular activities as you can! 

Abby Moffett

Abby Moffett


Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI
High School: Lincoln Senior High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NMU Club Volleyball, Superior Edge, NMU Powerlifting Club

Favorite Marquette Activity: Eating at Sol Azteca

Best Advice for Incoming Students: It's not hard to make friends at NMU! A lot of us are drawn here for the same reasons so we already have a love for nature and community to base our friendships on. You'll love it here. 

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. 

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. This year the competitions will be held virtually in October and November. 

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

Our regular in-person campus visit program is suspended through July. If you are going to be in the Marquette-area during this time, feel free to contact us to talk about what your options may be to visit campus. Please keep in mind due to certain restrictions, our full campus visit experience will not be available.

*This date is subject to change based on CDC and state and federal recommendations. If NMU is able to host in-person visits prior to August 10, 2020, the change will be communicated to all those who have a visit scheduled before then. Thank you for your patience and understanding.