Shared bedrooms suite in the woods.

Living On Campus

Northern Michigan University could be your home away from home. Whether you are a returning student or new to NMU, you will find that the experience of living in a residence hall community will add significantly to your college experience. 

Learn more about campus life and what it means to LiveUP and BeNorthern. You can also learn about all of the opportunities you have with recreational sports through NMU's Rec Sports.

Our residence hall staff will help you achieve your academic goals, learn more about yourself, and deal effectively with the challenges associated with being a college student. You'll meet new people, build lasting friendships, and experience a positive, well-rounded community.

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Three students in a common residence hall area

NMU's Housing Requirement

Northern Michigan University’s requirement for on campus residency is intended to provide students with a living environment rich with opportunities for personal growth and social development. Residence hall communities, primarily through the unique interpersonal environment and opportunities for involvement and participation, maximize opportunities for social involvement for students and it is that involvement that accounts for the contributions made toward the gains they experience.

NMU has a two year student housing requirement for undergraduate students. Learn more about NMU's housing requirement here. 


resident advisers spell out LiveUp

Work for Housing and Residence Life!

Working with the Housing and Residence Life is a unique experience, one where you will make great friends, have a lot of fun and make a difference in the lives of others. Although we typically fill open positions for the Fall Semester at the end of the previous school year, we occasionally have some openings due to schedule changes. 

portrait of Karine Pratt

"Of my on- and off-campus activities, being a part of residence life has been the most rewarding. I did not come into my first semester with any interest in leadership roles, but after meeting so many wonderful people and gaining the opportunity to go to Live Learn Lead, I knew that was where I wanted to be. My involvement in residence life inspired me to be an RA and an orientation staff assistant."

Karine Pratt

Resident Adviser, Magers Hall

Explore NMU's Student Housing Options

You can also contact us directly with any questions you may have:  |  906-227-2620