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Attention Northern Michigan University Class of 1974! 2024 marks the 50th anniversary year of your graduation from NMU!

Golden Wildcats is a program designed to recognize all alumni who have reached this special milestone. Each year, we will welcome the class celebrating their 50th anniversary.

This recognition program will be celebrated during Homecoming, alongside the celebration of NMU's 125th anniversary, with a special reception, campus tour and other activities throughout the weekend. Check back often for details as we will continue to update this website as plans develop.

Homecoming Schedule

Friday, September 20

Noon - 1 p.m.: Historic Campus Walking Tour (tentative)

5:30 p.m.: Homecoming Parade     

Time TBD: Outdoor Concert (details to come)

Saturday, September 21

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Golden Wildcats Brunch – Northern Center, Ballrooms (RSVP required. Call 906-227-2610 or email            

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of graduation from NMU ('74 and prior)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Tailgate Party – Superior Dome Parking Lot

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Homecoming Football Game v. Alma College - Superior Dome 

5 - 9 p.m.: 5th Quarter Meetups – Various locations in Marquette; find fellow alumni from your era at the following locations:

  • 1970s & Prior: Location and Hosts TBD
  • 1980s: Wooden Nickel with Alumni Hosts Doug Braunschweig '84 & Gordon Post '84
  • 1990s: Location and Hosts TBD
  • 2000s – Present: Location and Hosts TBD

Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2024: September 20-21. Learn more about the full Homecoming schedule here.

Visiting Marquette? You can find information on the area, including area hotels, here.


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Give Back to NMU

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Academics at NMU offer a unique blend of scholarship, discovery and application. Your support can help enhance opportunities for hands-on experiences, research and career building to give our students a significant advantage after graduation.

Give back to what you love at NMU!


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NMU Yearbooks

Take a stroll down memory lane and check out NMU's yearbooks.

Many digital collections documenting the history of the Upper Peninsula are now freely accessible and searchable on the U.P. Digital Network (UPLINK) website hosted by the Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives. NMU digitized materials, ranging from yearbooks and historical photos to audio interviews and videos, are now accessible online.