Student in cap and gown looking toward the stage

Fall 2023 Commencement

The ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Superior Dome.  Speech-to-text service is accessible for attendees via smartphone or tablet at

At this time, masks will not be required at Commencement, but that is subject to change if COVID cases rise measurably in Marquette County. There are currently no limitations on attendees.

Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, December 15 at 2:15 p.m. in the Superior Dome.  Saturday students will assemble in Vandament Arena at 9:30 a.m. before they march to the Dome.

Student regalia can be purchased from the NMU Bookstore: Bookstore's Grad Fair will be on October 19th from 1pm to 5pm.

A reception will be held immediately following Commencement in the Grand Ballrooms of the Northern Center.  All family and friends are invited.

December 2023 Commencement Speakers


Photo of Rebekah Allen

Student Commencement Speaker

Rebekah Allen

Her high school graduation ceremony was canceled by the pandemic, but Rebekah Allen will make her Northern Michigan University commencement especially memorable by serving as the student speaker. The first-generation college student from Davison, Mich., will also earn a bachelor's degree in English-creative writing at the Dec. 16 ceremony in NMU's Superior Dome. 

The full article can be found here: Allen Named Student Commencement Speaker | Northern Today (


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Commencement Speaker

Stacy Boyer-Davis

Stacy Boyer-Davis, associate professor of accounting, will be the faculty keynote speaker for Northern Michigan University's Dec. 16 commencement. She also serves as assistant department head of accounting and the MBA program in the College of Business.

Boyer-Davis was selected as speaker through a nomination process overseen by ASNMU, the student government organization. 

The full article can be found here: Boyer-Davis is Students' Choice Commencement Speaker | Northern Today (