Homecoming football game

Schedule of Events

Homecoming 2024 will be held on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21.

This year, Northern Michigan University is celebrating its 125th year. The below schedule is subject to change, with more events being added as we get closer to the dates. 



Outside the Upper Peninsula Heritage Center Building

ON DISPLAY: Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

NMU's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will have an exhibit on display during Homecoming Weekend and beyond. 

Located at the front of Gries Hall (across from the digital sign at the intersection of 7th and Tracy ave.), the U.P. Heritage Center is open from 10am to 5pm.


Outside the Upper Peninsula Heritage Center Building

ON DISPLAY: DeVos Art Museum

NMU's DeVos Art Museum will have an exhibit on display during Homecoming Weekend and beyond. 

 Located in the Art & Design building on the campus of NMU, the corner of Tracy and 7th Streets; open from noon - 5 p.m.

Friday, September 20, 2024

Schedule of Events (subject to change)


Photo of a fully set banquet lunch table

Alumni Awards Luncheon

We honor our Alumni Award winners and recognize all that they have done since they have been at NMU.

For more information on Alumni Award winners and to view past winners, please visit the Alumni Award winners page.

*This event is by invitation only*


A hat, t-shirt, button and can koozie all labeled "Northern Michigan University Alumni"

Wildcat Welcome

1 - 4 PM - NMU Alumni Relations Office, 1102 Northern Center (First Floor)

Start your campus visit at the Alumni Relations Office with light refreshments, Homecoming information, a memento, and more!

Academic Departments Open House, Campus Wide

Drop by and visit with the faculty/staff from your academic department.


Women on a float with poms

NMU Homecoming Parade

Join us for the annual Homecoming Parade at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will line up behind the Superior Dome and on Pine Street. The parade will start on Fair Avenue (in front of the Berry Events Center) heading towards Third street. Then go up Third, turn left on Hewitt, then go down Front Street, and finish back behind the Superior Dome.



1978-1979 wrestling team at the hall of fame awards show

NMU Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Ceremony

NMU Will Honor Wildcat Athletes of the past 

*This event is not open to the public, tickets are required. Additional tickets may be available for purchase prior to the event, check back to see if tickets are available*

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Schedule of Events (subject to change)


Graphic of a torch with the text "Golden Wildcats, Fifty Years, Northern Michigan University"

Golden Wildcat Brunch - 1974 & prior

9:30 a.m.  Northern Center Ballrooms

Join President Tessman and others as NMU celebrates alumni from the class of 1973 and prior on their 50th anniversary of their graduation from NMU. 

*Please RSVP with Alumni Relations (906) 227-2610*


NMU Carillon Towers Circa 1950s

Historical Tour of Campus

9-11 a.m. - Carillon Towers (Pictured Above; Outside Northern Center)

Take a walk through the history of campus with Dan Truckey, Director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. 


Band performing

Tailgate Party

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Behind the Superior Dome (Lot 55 & Adjacent Grassy Area)

Enjoy food, refreshments, kids bounce houses, yard games and music behind the Superior Dome!  Join us as we celebrate homecoming and the lead up to the football game. This event is free and open to the public. 


Wildcat football players on the field in gear

NMU Homecoming Football Game

1 p.m. - The Superior Dome

NMU Football vs. Alma College. Support the Football Team as they play in their homecoming game. 



Group of NMU alumni at alumni receiption

Alumni Meetups by the Decade

Stay tuned for more details and exact time frames!

Alumni Board Reunion

An event for past and present Alumni Board Members taking place at the Northern Center from 4:30 -6 p.m.

Phi Sigma Sigma Reunion

Alumni contact: Jessie Neece '02 BFA (jmsneece@mtu.edu)