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

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.


We are open for campus visits during NMU's winter break: December 13 - 22, 2021 & January 3 - 7, 2022. The university is closed December 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022. 


Student Section at an NMU hockey game

Additional visit options

Wildcat Weekend

Join us for our open house event on March 18-19, 2022. Visit for more details.


Saturday Visit


December 4

January 22

February 19

April 23

Please contact our Campus Visit Program office at 906-227-1709 or at to register for a Saturday visit.


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

9:00-10:00 Admission presentation

10:00-12:00 Walking Campus Tour


Group  Visits

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


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 experience here at NMU much more enjoyable. 

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! 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Hailey Rogers

Hailey Rogers


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. 

Melissa Bauer

Melissa Bauer


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. 

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.