Customized Individual Visit
Customized in-person visits are tailored to your interests and needs based on a menu of options. Your visit may include a campus tour with a current student, a meeting with an admissions counselor, and meetings with faculty members and various other departments. See the registration form for a full list of options.
Additional visit options
Wildcat Weekend - NMU's open house events - March 15 - 16, 2024 and October 18 - 19, 2024
Saturday Visit Dates for Fall 2023
February 17 - UP 200 Weekend
March 16 - Wildcat Weekend
Please contact our Campus Visit Program office at 906-227-1709 or at email@example.com to register for one of these listed Saturday visits.
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 already admitted and know a lot about NMU already, 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.
Bringing a group of students to explore campus? Call or email our Campus Visit office at 906-227-1709 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with one of our group tour coordinators. * Please do not fill out the campus visit request form for group tours.
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?
Emily Rose Bonneville
Hometown: Boyne City, MI
High School: Boyne City High School
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Catholic Campus Ministry, Wildcat Marching Band, Swing Dance club, Prolife club
Favorite Marquette Activity: Swimming in Lake Superior, hammocking, hiking, and anything outside.
Best Advice for Incoming Students
It's ok to change your mind or be unsure of what your future looks like! it is just as important to figure out what you don't like as it is what you do like! It is all a part of the journey, just enjoy where you are at.
Nursing Major & Business minor
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Community College: Foothill College
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Multicultural 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:
Be where you are.
Don’t worry about what you aren’t doing or think you need to do more.
Strive to be a high achiever and not a perfectionist.
Hometown: Marquette, MI
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Gender/Sexuality Studies Student Association, Queers and Allies, Campus Cinema, NMU Hoop House, Native American Student Association
Favorite Marquette Activity: Swimming in the lake, going to local festivals and events, and hanging out at the local coffee shops.
Best Advice for Incoming Students:
- Try going to your professors’ office hours the first week of class to introduce yourself. This will allow you to find their offices easily if you need their help later in the semester and help you to get to know your professors.
- NMU provides tons of resources for student...
David Mendez Cruz
Social Work & Spanish
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Marine Leadership Academy
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Latinx Student Union, NMU Greek Council, Student Social Work Organization, Superior Edge, House Government (Sunset Strip), NMU Student Ambassador, National Association of Social Workers
Favorite Marquette Activity: Exploring the local restaurants and thrift stores, swimming at McCarty's Cove & watching the northern lights at Wetmore Landing.
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Be authentically you. Never change your ways to please others and put yourself out there. After your time at NMU, all we have are memories and a degree so enjoy every minute you can!
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
High School: Bloomfield Hills High School
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Hunt Hall Government, Toon Town Government, NMU Student Ambassador, Student Leadership Fellowship Program (SLFP)
Favorite Marquette Activity: I love going to the beach after class in the summertime, and going skiing after class in the wintertime. I also love going to the farmers market on the weekends!
Best Advice for Incoming Students: College is a big change! It's okay if it takes longer to adjust than you originally attended. Get to know the people you live around, and befriend you RA's. Everyone's here to support you!
Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management
Hometown: Jenison, MI
High School: Jenison Senior High School
Community College: Grand Rapids Community College
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NMU Rowing
Favorite Marquette Activity: Attending community events the city or businesses organize through the year, and exploring Marquette trails and beaches.
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Go to campus events that sound fun to you, and put yourself out there to try new things that sound interesting.
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.
Hometown: Stephenson, MI
High School: Stephenson High School
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Wildcat Marching Band and Catholic Campus Ministry.
Favorite Marquette Activity: I LOVE going to all of the local coffee shops! Currently, Cruisin' Coffee is my go-to, but I also love Babycakes! I also love hiking around Presque Isle and Sugarloaf Mountain, especially when the Northern Lights come out!
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things! College goes by WAY faster than you might think. Remember that your mental health is important, though, and be sure to make it a priority as you enter college.
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!
Hometown: Saint Paul, MN
High School: Roseville Area Highschool
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Club Lacrosse Team, Student Leader Fellowship Program, Honors Program, Swing Dance Club, Superior Edge, Fencing Club.
Favorite Marquette Activity: Running, Hiking, Skiing, Fishing, and Hunting in the surrounding wilderness.
Best Advice for Incoming Students: Be yourself! Take advantage of all the amazing things NMU and Marquette have to offer! Treat everyone with kindness.
Political Science and Philosophy
Hometown: Linden, MI
High School: Flint Powers Catholic
Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): ASNMU (student government), Phi Sigma Sigma, Student Leader Fellowship Program, previous Resident Advisor, Feminism for All
Favorite Marquette Activity: Hanging out in coffee shops :)
Best Advice for Incoming Students: It is okay to not have it figured out! Find joy in not knowing and take the opportunities along the way. Whether that's waking up to see the Northern Lights at three am, or an impromptu trip to Duluth, or even an internship you didn't expect. Life is what you make it here, enjoy the ride.
Other Options for Visiting Campus
Presidential Scholars Competition is an opportunity for high achieving high school seniors to compete for scholarships. Stay Tuned for upcoming competition dates (usually held in October and November).
Summer Camps for high school students focus on sports, culture, the environment and more.