Homecoming football game

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 1, 2021

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

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Band performing

Homecoming Reception

7:00-11:00 p.m.
Northern Center | Ballroom I + II + III

Join your fellow 'Cats for an evening of fun, music, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Campus Walking Tour

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Northern Center | Outside Barnes & Noble

See how the campus has changed with a walking tour of NMU! Attendees will be led through the recently renovated Northern Center, Jamrich Hall, Academic Mall, and residence halls. Led by a current student, hear the latest updates about NMU and learn what a day in the life of a current student is like. Free Admission, All Ages. Contact 906-227-1709 or cvp@nmu.edu to sign up (walk-ins welcome).

ON DISPLAY Architecture of NMU Exhibit

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

“A Beautiful Location: the Architecture of NMU,” looks at how Northern Michigan University went from a one building campus in a remote part of Marquette, to its expansion as a modern campus of the 1960s and the wired-community of today. Admission is free and open to the public.

ON DISPLAY Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of the Paulson Fontaine

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
DeVos Art Museum

Exhibit features a range of fine-art prints, quilts, and sculptures, including abstract and formal imagery by African American artists who helped shape contemporary art conversation in the California Bay Area and beyond.

Homecoming Welcome & Check In

1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Northern Center, First Floor

Stop by the check in table to get the schedule of events on paper, some NMU swag, and meet up with friends!

Campus Open House

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Take a walk through campus and see what's new. You can visit your old professors, employers, and see how things have changed. All doors will be open, we're excited to see you!

Campus Walking Tour

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Northern Center, outside of Barnes & Noble

See how campus has changed with a walking tour of NMU! Attendees will be led through the recently renovated Northern Center, Jamrich Hall, Academic Mall and residence halls. Led by a current student, hear the latest updates about NMU and learn what a day in the life of a current student is like. Free Admission, All Ages. Contact (906-227-1709) or cvp@nmu.edu to sign up (walk-ins welcome.)

Back to Class: Indoor Agriculture 101

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
NMU Indoor Agriculture Lab, Room 221 in the Jacobetti Complex

Come learn about indoor agriculture with instructors Kim Smith Kolasa and Evan Lucas.

Campus and Marquette Bus Tour - hosted by Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Northern Center, outside Barnes and Noble

Take a trip down memory lane as the Beaumier Center's director, Daniel Truckey, leads a bus tour through NMU's campus showing how it has changed over the decades. Then you will drive through Marquette's commercial and historic districts, seeing the location of old off-campus hangouts and stories from years past. Free Admission. Please call 906-227-2549 or email at heritage@nmu.edu to register.

Homecoming Happy Hour

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Northern Center, Wildcat Den

 

Pre-Parade Party

4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Superior Dome

Students will be decorating floats and getting in the Homecoming spirit. 

NMU Volleyball vs. Saginaw Valley

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Vandament Arena

Come cheer on the NMU volleyball team to kick off the athletic events of homecoming.

Homecoming Awards Show

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Forest Roberts Theatre *invite only*

The Awards Show will feature Sports Hall of Fame Inductees & Alumni Award Recipients Recognition. 

A welcome reception will be held in the lobby from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

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Football team running on field

NMU Football vs. Wayne State University

4:00-7:00 p.m.
NMU Superior Dome

Support the Football Team as they play against Wayne State University in their homecoming game.

Wildcat Fun Run 5K

8:00 - 10:00 a.m
Academic Mall, Wildcat Statue

 

The NMU Alumni Association is excited to bring back the Wildcat Fun Run to Homecoming!  Wildcats near and far can participate, with in-person and virtual options. $25 general, $15 students. Register here!

Homecoming Welcome & Check In

8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Northern Center, First Floor

Stop by the check in table to get the schedule of events on paper, some NMU swag, and meet up with friends!

Bagels & Books Storytime & Crafts

9:30 - 10:30 a.m
Lydia M. Olson Library, Harden Hall

Wildcat Willy and NMU students from the McNair Scholars program and Students’ Art Gallery lead family friendly story time, games, and crafts. All ages.

Read Wild, Live Wild

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lydia M. Olson Library, Harden Hall

Join NMU alumnus and children's book author Mylan Murphy as he reads his book and talks about motivation and determination. Recommended for ages 6-16.

 

Film: Put Your Hand on the Line

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Jamrich Hall 1100

A Michigan-made documentary film about the inspiring store of the 1975 Northern Michigan University championship football team. Featuring interviews with Steve Mariucci, Rich Eisen, Tom Izzo, and more. Presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. Free admission and open to the public.

Campus Walking Tour

12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Northern Center, outside Barnes & Noble

See how campus has changed with a walking tour of NMU! Attendees will be led through the recently renovated Northern Center, Jamrich Hall, Academic Mall and residence halls. Led by a current student, hear the latest updates about NMU and learn what a day in the life of a current student is like. Free Admission, All Ages. Contact (906-227-1709) or cvp@nmu.edu to sign up (walk ins welcome.)

 

ON DISPLAY: Architecture of NMU Exhibit

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

“A Beautiful Location: the Architecture of NMU,” looks at how Northern Michigan University went from a one building campus in a remote part of Marquette, to its expansion as a modern campus of the 1960s and the wired-community of today. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Back to Class: Learn About Concussions

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
NMU Concussion Clinic, 841 W. Washington Street

Learn about concussions with instructor Maggie Moore

NMU Volleyball vs. Wayne State

2:00 - 4:00 p.m
Vandament Arena

Cheer on the NMU Volleyball team as they face Wayne State University. 

Homecoming Parade

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Third Street

Line up: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Tailgating

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Behind Superior Dome

Explore Marquette!

7:oo p.m+