Wildcat Fun Run 2022

Wildcat Fun Run (Virtual) - Homecoming 2022

Saturday, September 17 – Saturday, October 1, 2022

NMU Alumni Relations is hosting a virtual 5K Wildcat Fun Run during Homecoming 2022 for the NMU community to show their Wildcat pride…near and far!

Registration is required. The cost is $25 for the NMU community (alumni, friends, parents, community members) and includes Wildcat shoelaces. Northern Michigan University will use a portion of the revenue generated by registrations for the event to support the NMU Food Pantry. NMU students can register for $15 (price includes Wildcat shoelaces) and student status will be verified at registration.

Those who register before September 5, 2022, will receive the shoelaces prior to race time, so you can lace up with pride for your 5K run/walk. If you register after September 5, 2022, you will still receive the swag item, but it may not arrive in time for the race period. Participants can complete the 5K between Saturday, September 17 and Saturday, October 1. Once each participant completes the race, they will send a photo to to be entered into a drawing to win a prize and be featured on our NMU Alumni social media channels.

If you will be in Marquette for Homecoming weekend (September 23-24), you are welcome to run/walk the Wildcat Fun Run around NMU’s beautiful campus - don’t forget to snap some pics!

We are excited to continue a Wildcat tradition and celebrate Homecoming 2022 virtually with our NMU alumni and friends. #alwaysNMU #GoCats


Save the Date! Homecoming is September 23-24, 2022

Homecoming 2022

September 23 - 24, 2022

We are looking forward to seeing our Wildcats back on campus or celebrating virtually with those of you who aren't able to join us. From a virtual Fun Run and campus tours to an all-alumni reception and the football game, we hope you are able to show your Wildcat pride from near and far this Homecoming!


2021 Homecoming Awards Show

Homecoming Awards Show

Tickets for the Northern Michigan University Homecoming Awards Show are FREE and open to the public! Be part of this exciting recognition and cheer on your fellow Wildcats as they receive Alumni Awards or are inducted into the NMU Sports Hall of Fame. Reserve your spots

WATCH the Homecoming Awards Show LIVE on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.


John Baltes: NMU College of Business Executive in Residence

NMU College of Business Executive in Residence

September 27-29, 2022

Northern Michigan University's College of Business will host NMU alumnus John Baltes as the 2022 Executive in Residence Sept. 27-29. He is the retired CEO of SVA, a multi-entity professional services company. Baltes will share insights from his 30 years of leadership and business strategy experience, as well as a strong data systems background, with the NMU and Marquette communities.

Baltes will address several College of Business graduate and undergraduate courses, and meet with NMU faculty, staff and student groups. His residence will also include a Business After Hours reception open to the public hosted in collaboration with Lake Superior Community Partnership from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Northern Center Ballrooms. Light bites will be provided and a cash bar will be available. The reception will include a presentation and Q&A, as well as a meet and greet with NMU campus and community members and Marquette area business leaders.


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

Northern Now - Digital Event Series

Join us the second Wednesday of the month for Northern Now!

Northern Now is a monthly, digital event series for alumni and friends hosted by the Northern Michigan University Alumni Association. Taking place on the second Wednesday of each month, 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.