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

Student Commencement Speaker

Rebekah Allen

(more information coming soon)

Commencement Speaker