- Do you live in a nearby town (Gwinn, Harvey, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Skandia, etc.)?
- Do you live off campus?
- Do you come to campus for classes at least once per week?
- Do you live near campus in an apartment?
- Do you live in a house with your family?
- Do you own your own home?
- Do you ride the bus to get to campus?
If you answered with at least one “yes” to the above questions, you are a commuter student.
An adult or non-traditional student is not necessarily defined by age (usually over 24); they are also students who may have life circumstances different from the typical traditional student. These circumstances include, but are not limited to students who are:
- married, divorced or once married, now single
- caring for elderly parents
- returning to college after a period of time in the work force or working in their home
- entering college for the first time, not right after high school graduation
- full-time, part-time or seasonal employees
- distance learners
What makes adult students unique from other students and similar to each other is the multiple roles they assume in order to attend college.
Carpooling and Public Transportation
Need a ride? Willing to give a ride? Want to save on gas? There are many opportunities for carpooling on a daily basis and for weekend trips. There is public transportation available to and from our campus. Located near Flagstar Bank in the Northern Center is a Commuter Connection Board with tips for commuters, and a place to post and find rides. You can also use one of the links below to obtain carpool connections that are available in the area.
Want to find out if there’s a Snow Day? Call the B-R-R-R line (906) 227-BRR
Or sign-up for NMU's Emergency Text Alert Program.
Getting involved with a student organization is the best way to meet other students on campus! There are nearly 300 student organizations on campus, so there's something for everyone. If you already have a great idea for a student organization but it doesn't exist, you can start a new one!
- Full Semester: Built in Lock - Bottom Floor Harden (See Olson Library Main Desk)
- No fee!
- Short Term Borrow: Jacobetti Complex, PIEF Recreation Center, McClintock (See the Music Department)
- Bring your own locks!
Lost Something? Contact NMU Police Department at (906)227-2151.
Access Spending Money
ATM's are in the Northern Center (main floor near the bank) and Harden Hall (lower level).
Sun Therapy Lamps
Located throughout campus for year round use. Check the locations here through ASNMU services and programs.
Popular Study Spots
- Jamrich Hall (All three floors)
- Hedgcock Atrium (3rd floor, in front of Melted)
- Commons Area of Jacobetti Complex
- Northern Center (In front of Barnes and Noble)
- PEIF (2nd floor)
- Superior Dome (near Cats Corner Store)
- Jacobetti Complex* (Commons Area*)
- Harden Hall Lower Level* (Outside the Languages Lab)
- 2nd Floor of Hedgcock* (Between Financial Aid and Admissions)
- 3rd Floor of Hedgcock* (Next to Melted)
- 3rd Floor of Hedgcock (Veteran’s Lounge)
- Art and Design Building* (Main Floor, Room 167)
- PEIF Concessions
* These locations also have vending machines nearby.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find a listing of student services on campus?
Student services can be found on our current student resource page.
Where can I park on campus?
View the campus parking map.
Where are academic buildings located on campus?
There are a number of academic buildings on campus. Students are encouraged to determine the location of their classrooms using their course schedule and the NMU campus map.
Where can I find the NMU campus map?
View the NMU Campus Map.
Where do I find the Wildcat Shuttle schedule?
For information visit the Wildcat Shuttle.
Is there a lost/found on campus?
How do I withdraw from just one or all of my classes?
Withdrawal information can be found on the Dean of Students website - read carefully.
What hours is the library open?
Visit the library website for library hours and services.
What should I do if I need to miss class?
If you are too sick to get to your classes, you should always e-mail your professors before classes start. If that is not possible, do it as soon as you can.
- Professor contact information is available on the NMU directory or your class module in EduCat.
- Let them know you are missing class because you are sick.
- Ask them if they can let you know what material you will miss. You should do this for each missed class.
- When you are feeling better, we suggest you meet with your professors during their office hours to talk about making up missed work.
How can I contact my professors?
E-mail is the preferred method of communication, as it provides a written record of your correspondence.
Professor contact information can be found on your syllabus or the NMU directory.
How do I find out what is happening on campus, outside of class?
Check out the NMU Events Calendar.
How can I get involved with student government?
Visit the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University (ASNMU) web site or stop in the ASNMU Office and ask for the Off-Campus Student Affairs representative.
Where can I find out about part-time campus jobs?
The NMU Career Services web site provides updated job listings for part- and full-time positions. They also host resume workshops, interview workshops, and job fairs.
Is there an on-campus health care service provider?
Yes. The Vielmetti Health Center is located on the lower level of Gries Hall. Visit their web site for more information or call them at 906-227-2355 for an appointment.
What are the blue-lighted poles around campus?
NMU began a proactive program with the installation of "code blue" emergency telephones that provide two-way communications from the phone site directly to Public Safety dispatch 911 emergency line. The purpose of these phones is for emergency contact to Public Safety allowing immediate response by patrols. The phones are located strategically throughout campus at 21 different locations. Assessments for new installations are made during new construction projects.
Where can I work out while on campus?
The Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF). For specific information about hours, rates, and facilities, visit the PEIF site.
What if my question is not listed here?
Please feel free to contact the Dean of Students office: via phone at 906-227-1700 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.