Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be any COVID-19 restrictions during the commencement ceremony?
Commencement will be held in person at the Superior Dome. The Superior Dome is a large capacity arena with permanent seating for up to 8,000. Students and faculty will have assigned seating on the arena floor while friends and families will be able to choose a seat among the bleacher seating*.
There is no vaccination requirement, but all people entering the Superior Dome (or any part of the NMU campus) are required to wear a mask.
Additionally, during commencement there will be no concessions sold in the Superior Dome.
*There will be limited floor seating for those with mobility difficulties.
Will we be able to take or purchase photographs of our graduate?
Due to COVID restrictions, we will not have a photography area on the main floor. Parents are welcome to take a picture of their student walking the stage from either big screen projecting the ceremony.
Professional photographs will be taken of each student participating in the commencement ceremony. GradImages will take a photo of your student on stage and another headshot after the graduate walks off stage. Photographs can be viewed and ordered through the GradImages website.