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tour on campus

On-Campus Visit

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.

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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. 

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Student Brand Ambassadors with Wildcat Statue

Campus Visits for Transfer Students

Your Transfer Campus Visit can include:

  • A walking campus tour in the morning with your peers transferring to NMU
  • Meet with a faculty member in your academic program
  • Discuss admissions requirements and processes with your Transfer Specialist
  • Speak with the Honors Program, Music Department, Theatre, or other extracurricular interest areas
  • Options to meet with the First Generation College Students office, Disability Services, and more

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Student Section at an NMU hockey game

Additional visit options

Saturday Visit Dates for Fall 2022: 

September 17

October 15 (Wildcat Weekend)

November 12

December 10

Please contact our Campus Visit Program office at 906-227-1709 or at cvp@nmu.edu to register for one of these listed Saturday visits.

Schedule: 

8:45-9:00 Pre-registered guests check in

9:00-10:00 Admissions presentation

10:00-12:00 Walking Campus Tour

*The Admissions presentation is a general NMU presentation for those wanting to learn more about NMU. If you are an admitted student for Fall 2022, you may want to schedule a one-on-one visit or reach out to your admissions counselor to go over what option might be best for you.

Group  Visits

Bringing a group of students to explore campus? Call or email our Campus Visit office at 906-227-1709 or at cvp@nmu.edu to be connected with one of our group tour coordinators.  * Please do not fill out the campus visit request form for group tours.

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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?

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Melissa Bauer

Melissa Bauer

Nursing

Hometown: Ishpeming, MI
High School: Westwood High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Nurses Association, Superior Edge, Women for Women.

Favorite Marquette Activity: Growing up around Marquette my whole life makes this answer so difficult! However, choosing one I would have to say going to all the different events such as: The UP200 Sled Dog Races, Harbor Fest, Blues Fest, and much more! 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: College is a whole new chapter of your life. Take advantage of this and become the best version of yourself. 

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Olivia Crandall

Olivia Crandall

Anthropology

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 experience here at NMU much more enjoyable. 

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Madison Christie, Campus Visit

Madison Christie

International Studies

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
High School: Northview High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): ASNMU, All Nations Club, Spikeball League, Honors Student Organization.

Favorite Marquette Activity: Hiking to hidden beach!

Best advice for incoming students: Join at least one club and say yes to (mostly) every event/outing in your first semester!

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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! 

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Julia CVP

Julia Fleury

Pre-Clinical Psychology

Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI
High School: Wauwatosa East High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Superior Edge, Student Leader Fellowship Program, Club Rowing.

Favorite Marquette Activity: Hammocking at Little Presque Isle and walking around downtown.

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Put yourself out there and try things normally outside of your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to change your mind. Also make time to do things you enjoy outside of class and academics.

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Corra

Corra Haen

Secondary Music Education

Hometown: Popple River, WI
High School: Florence High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NAfME (National Association for Music Education), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), Superior Edge and Mu Beta Psi

Favorite Marquette Activity: Sitting on the beach watching the stars or getting chocolate at Donckers.

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Make time for what you love (especially outside of your major). When your stressed or need a break go for that hike or play an instrument or go snowboarding or anything else you want to do. Just don't procrastinate too much :)

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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! 

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Phoebe

Phoebe Martin

Nursing

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Community College:  Foothill College

Groups and Organizations: Student Nurses Association, Superior Edge, Student Fellow Leadership Program, Lake Superior Life & Care Hospice Volunteer

Favorite Marquette Activity: Volunteering, hiking, hanging out with friends, thrifting at 906 Restyle, and studying with coffee at the Crib

Best Advice for Incoming Students:

  1. Be where you are.

  2. Don’t worry about what you aren’t doing or think you need to do more.

  3. Strive to be a high achiever and not a perfectionist.

College is an experience that you get to tai...

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Adan

Adan Mulvaney

Communications

Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Taft High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Writer for the North Wind, member of the Pride Rock Committee, McNair Scholars, and Scouts BSA.

Favorite Marquette Activity: Swimming in the lake in the summer and doing my homework at the Crib on Third Street. 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Trust that whatever path you choose will be the correct one. Do what you enjoy, and the rest will come on its own.

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Hailey Rogers

Hailey Rogers

Pre-Medicine

Hometown: Jackson, MI
High School: Lumen Christi Catholic School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NMU Wildcat Marching Band, Twisted Whiskers Pep Band, Pre-Med Club, Student Leader Fellowship Program, Superior Edge, Hall Government. 

Favorite Marquette Activities: This is a hard one! My favorite activity is either going downtown to some of our local coffee shops or hammocking after a long hike. 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Try to just immerse yourself doing something that you love that is outside of an academic setting, it's a great way to make friends and can help relieve the stress from school. 

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Simon Swager

Simon Swager

Secondary Education: Integrated Sciences

Hometown: Climax, MI
High School: Climax-Scotts Jr. /Sr.  High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Catholic Campus Ministry, Marching Band, Protect Life at NMU, NMU Animal Club, House and Hall Government, Superior Edge, Student Leader Fellowship Program. 

Favorite Marquette Activity: Stocking up on snacks and then going stargazing with my telescope near Little Presque Isle! 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Find something you enjoy doing in high school and continue it in college. Whether band, sports or squirrel watching, having something constant during the college transition makes things more comfortable. 

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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!

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Hannah

Hannah Wenzel

Nursing

Hometown: Frankenmuth, MI
High School: Frankenmuth High School

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

Favorite Marquette Activity: 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!

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Gracie

Gracie Witt

Sports Science

Hometown: Bruce Crossing, MI
High School: Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Leader Fellowship Program, Superior Edge, Lutheran Campus Ministry/Common Grounds, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Platform Personalities, Honors Program, University Choir

Favorite Marquette Activity: Going for a hike along the water, hammocking, and hanging out at a coffee shop afterwards! 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Put yourself out there, try new things, and don't be afraid to say yes! It can seem intimidating, but getting involved and putting the effort to meet new people will be so worth it!

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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. 

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 2022 competition dates (usually held in October and November). 

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