Northern Michigan University’s physical campus is made up for more than 50 facilities. It is located just minutes from the shore of Lake Superior and from downtown Marquette, Michigan.
The campus was named one of the “most unwired” (wireless) campuses in the United States in 2005. It is also completely wired.
The campus’s main quad, or academic mall as it is called at NMU, consists of the Learning Resources Center and Olson Library, Jamrich Hall, the Seaborg Science Complex and the Hedgcock Student Service Center. The arts plaza is right down the sidewalk from Jamrich and includes Forest Roberts Theatre, Thomas Fine Arts, McClintock and Art and Design buildings. The other main academic facilities are Whitman Hall and the Jacobetti Complex.
NMU uses various facilities for classroom space, labs and faculty offices from one end of campus to another. However, the majority of classes are held in Jamrich, the New Science and West Science buildings.
There are 10 residential areas on the campus. The campus also features several high-end specialty computer labs, a speech and hearing clinic, two art galleries, two on-campus radio stations, a public TV station, a university center with a bookstore, and one of the premier sports complexes of the Midwest, which includes the Superior Dome – the largest wooden dome in the world.
One aspect of the NMU campus that students say they enjoy is that everything is within easy walking distance.