Holiday Cooking with Chef Alden

Northern Now: Holiday Appetizers with Chef Alden

Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. Eastern

Join Chef Alden MacDonald CEC ’10 BS, instructor in NMU’s Hospitality Leadership program, for a virtual cooking segment to help prepare you for the holidays! Alongside Hospitality Management student Faith Roush, Chef Alden will evoke nostalgia with appetizer recipes perfect to bring to any gathering (including a delicious hot apple cider!). She will be cooking inside the state-of-the-art teaching kitchen at the Northern Center and guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at the facility virtually.

Participant questions will be shared live with the chefs. The event is free and registration is required. Once you register, you will receive the link to the live stream.


NMU Alumni Day at the Detroit Lions

NMU Alumni Day at the Detroit Lions

Saturday, Jan. 6 OR Sunday, Jan. 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings

Attention Northern Michigan University Alumni! The Detroit Lions are excited to offer all alumni and their family/friends a special ticket offer for this season. All game tickets include a Lions beanie.

IMPORTANT INFO: Tickets are good for the game against the Minnesota Vikings. Due to the NFL Flexible Scheduling Rules, games that weekend will primarily be on Sunday, January 7th. However, there are two game slots on Saturday, January 6th. For more information on NFL flex scheduling, please refer to:

After your purchase, you will be able to see your seat number in the Detroit Lions App. For mobile ticket help, please visit

All sales are final and there are no refunds or cancellations. The Detroit Lions reserve the right to restrict or cancel orders. Please note that tickets purchased through this offer are restricted from resale.

If you have any questions or would like assistance purchasing your tickets, please contact Brian Nordstrom at 313-262-2213 or

PREGAME MEET-UP: Stay tuned for details on a pregame meet-up with fellow Wildcats!


Northern Now: Talks with Tessman on January 17

Northern Now: Talks with Tessman

Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. Eastern

Alumni and friends are invited to join President Brock Tessman for a chat. President Tessman will share campus updates, answer questions, and virtually connect with alumni and friends of the Wildcat community. The event will begin with a welcome from NMU Alumni Advisory Board President Chris Charboneau ’93 BS.

Questions will be taken live during the event via the Q&A function on Zoom, and alumni can submit questions ahead of time during registration. Registration is required. Once alumni and friends register, they will receive the Zoom link to join the conversation. Those who register are automatically entered into a t-shirt drawing and five winners will be chosen during the event.


Green Bay Gamblers

NMU Alumni Night at the Green Bay Gamblers

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 6:05 p.m. CST

Northern Michigan University Alumni are invited to gather and cheer on the Green Bay Gamblers! On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Resch Center, NMU Alumni will have the opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni while enjoying a fantastic game and atmosphere. Your special ticket offer includes entry to the game, as well as complimentary beer, soda, water and popcorn in the Bud Light Party Pit. Fans of all ages are welcome to enjoy!


NMU Alumni Night at the West Michigan Whitecaps

NMU Alumni Night at the West Michigan Whitecaps

Saturday, June 15 at 7:05 p.m. EST

Northern Michigan University Alumni are invited to join as the West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Stick around after the game for Farm Bureau Fireworks and a spectacular Human Cannonball stunt performance! All tickets from this portal will be seated together. Alumni hosts for the event are Angela Thompson '97 BS and Andrew Thompson '98 BS.


1.) Add number of tickets to your cart

2.) Click "checkout" to complete

3.) Enter your payment info

4.) Share your Referral Link!


You will receive an email from Fevo ( with instructions to access your tickets through your Whitecaps MyTickets account.


For questions or accessible seating needs, please contact Kaitlyn at the Whitecaps at or 616.784.4131.


Timber Rattlers

NMU Alumni Night at the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Saturday, August 17 at 6:40 p.m. CDT

Northern Michigan University Alumni are invited to join the Timber Rattlers game at Neuroscience Group Field in celebration of Yooper Day. Discounted box seats are available exclusively through NMU's unique link. This is an incredible opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni, while enjoying a fantastic game.


Meet the President!

Meet the President!

Various Dates and Locations


President Tessman looks forward to meeting you at an upcoming alumni event in your area! Get an update on the University, connect with other local alumni and friends and share your Wildcat pride.


Homecoming 2024


Save the date! Homecoming 2024 will take place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, 2024. We look forward to seeing you then!


Northern Now: a digital event series for alumni and friends.

Northern Now - Digital Event Series

Stay connected to your alma mater with Northern Now!

Northern Now is a digital event series for alumni and friends hosted by Northern Michigan University Alumni Relations. The series provides a behind-the-scenes look at NMU students, departments, athletics, and more on campus with exclusive tours, interviews, and interactive events.


Throughout the year, NMU alumni staff assist groups with planning reunions of classes, athletic teams, student organizations, fraternities and sororities and more.  Planning a reunion?  Contact us to see how we can assist:  or call 906-227-2610 and Check out our Reunion Planning Guide for helpful tips to make your reunion a success.

Alumni Event Planning

Interested in gathering with alumni in your area at an event or reunion? Here are some tools that can help get you started:

Alumni Event Planning At a Glance

Alumni Event Planning Guide

Master Calendar & Homecoming

The Master Calendar includes all academic calendar dates, university events, cultural events and sporting events, etc.