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.


NMU Giving Day, April 18, 2024

A New Giving Day...Coming April 18, 2024!

A day to show your Wildcat pride!

Inspired by Northern Michigan University's founding in April 1899, NMU will launch a new Giving Day on April 18, 2024. A day to celebrate the collective power of giving back. A day to remember what binds us.

Get ready to...

  • Help the departments, programs and teams you love.
  • Move student-centered projects forward
  • Support campus community initiatives.
  • Give back to our amazing students!


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.


Pit Spitters logo

NMU Alumni Night at Traverse City Pit Spitters

Saturday, June 22 at 7:05 p.m. EST

Northern Michigan University Alumni are invited to join as the Traverse City Pit Spitters take on the Rockford Rivets at the Turtle Creek Stadium with host Brendan Franklin '13 BSN!

For questions, please contact Ian Williamson with the Pit Spitters at 231-943-0100 ext. 204 or


Detroit Tigers

NMU Alumni Night at the Detroit Tigers

Saturday, August 17 at 1:10 p.m. EDT

NMU alumni are invited to join fellow Wildcats and President Brock Tessman at Comerica Park on August 17th for NMU night! Witness the excitement as the Detroit Tigers take on the New York Yankees in what's sure to be a thrilling game.

Fans who purchase tickets through this special link will receive an exclusive NMU-themed Quarter Zip (while supplies last).

Additionally, $5 of every ticket sale will support the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Attendees can redeem the special item by heading to Section 332 and scanning their ticket at the kiosk.

Groups of 10 or more can take advantage of this personalized service by contacting Jordan Collins at (313) 471-7176 or via email at

Get your tickets today and join NMU Night at Comerica Park!


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.


Homecoming 2024: Sept. 19-21


Save the date! Homecoming 2024 will take place September 19 - 21, including the celebration of NMU's 125th anniversary. See you then, 'Cats!


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.