Residence Hall Policies

In order to ensure that all residence hall students have the opportunity to enjoy residence hall living to the greatest extent possible and to provide students with a residence hall atmosphere which compliments and enhance their academic endeavors, a number of policies and procedures that influence certain aspects of residence hall living have been developed.

Submit a Maintenance Request:

  1. Go to the Housing Portal: mynmu.nmu.edu
  2. Click "More Tasks" then click "Maintenance Request"
  3. Fill out all information under "Submit a New Maintenance Request".  Be sure to indicate a phone number and permission for maintenance to enter if you're not there. 
  4. Click Submit

If there is a maintenance emergency, please contact your front desk, a residence life staff, or our office (906.227.2620) immediately.

Announcements

Useful Information

During Thanksgiving Break (through Saturday, November 24):

Please radio the covering resident adviser staff or call them on their room phones. 

During the academic year (starting again Sunday, November 25 at 10:00 AM):

The Housing and Residence Life Door Access System has detected the following door prop alerts in the residence halls and/or Woodland Park. Please notify the residence hall staff who will investigate the propped door.

  • 7:00 a.m. - Midnight: Please call The Woods front desk at x3000. 
  • Midnight - 7:00 a.m.: Please radio the security assistant staff or call The Woods front desk at x3000. 

General questions regarding the alert system should be forwarded to Housing and Residence Life at 227-2620 during regular business hours.

Each residence hall room/Woodland Park apartment shares a mailbox at the front desk. Mail is delivered and sorted each evening. If you have a package, you will receive a pink package slip in your mailbox. Bring the slip to the desk with your student ID to retrieve your package. The desk accepts mail from USPS, UPS, and FedEX. You can purchase stamps and send USPS mail from the desk.

How to write your address - RESIDENCE HALLS:

First and Last Name
Room # and Hall (refer to below hall names)
Marquette, MI 49855

Birch East Hall Hunt Hall
Birch West Hall Van Antwerp Hall
Cedar East Hall Magers Hall
Cedar West Hall Meyland Hall
Maple East Hall Spooner Hall
Maple West Hall  

Digital TV's (QAM Tuner Required)

Northern Michigan University's incoming cable signal is digital which means that in order to take advantage of the campus digital cable service, you need a digital TV with a built-in QAM tuner.  If the TV does not have the QAM tuner, then the TV will not display any signal or sound. If your TV does not have a QAM tuner, you should either purchase one that does or purchase an aftermarket conversion box. The iView 3500STBII Multi-Function-Converter is one that we have found to work quite well. Housing and Residence Life does not sell these converter boxes.


TV Set-Up

When setting up a TV, you will need to go into the TV's menu and scan for channels by selecting the autoprogramming mode. Make sure your TV is scanning in the cable mode and not antenna mode. Some televisions can take 15-20 minutes to complete its autoprogramming cycle, so please be patient as it sets up.


Troubleshooting

If the autoprogramming does not seem to be working in your room there are some things to try before contacting the residence life staff in your building.

  1. Try your TV and coaxial cable in a room with a working TV signal (suitemate, friend's room, TV room). If it does not work, then try using the coaxial cable from the TV that was working. If that does not work, then you need a new coaxial cable or your TV does not have a QAM tuner.
  2. Have someone who's TV is working in their room connect to the cable outlet in your room and see if their TV works. If it does, then you either need a new coaxial cable or your TV does not have a QAM tuner. If your friend's television does not work, then contact the Housing and Residence Life office as outlined below.

If you do not have a QAM tuner, the iView 3500STBII Multi-Function-Converter is one that we have found to work quite well.


Questions or Problems

If you experience problems or if the procedures above do not work, please DO NOT contact Charter Communications directly.  If you have followed the troubleshooting steps above and it appears as though the cable connection in your room is not functioning correctly, please email the Housing and Residence Life Office at housing@nmu.edu and include your name, full campus address, a description of the problem, the make and model of your TV, and a phone number where you can be reached.

All student rooms are provided with a blue recycling bin. The bin is considered part of the room inventory. Students are responsible for removing their own trash and recyclables from their rooms, and taking it to the nearest waste/recycling area in their house or to an outside collection site.

  • Recycle in Your Room: Use the in-room blue recycling bin to gather your recyclables. When the bin is full, take it to the large blue and red bins on your floor. 
  • Single Sort Recycling: Acceptable paper, glass, plastic and metal can all be mixed in one of the large recyclable bins located on each floor of the residence halls.
  • Recycle With Your Hall: The outside RED DUMPSTERS are for RECYCLABLES. Do not throw your trash in any of the red dumpsters. This contaminates the recyclables and it all becomes trash.

To learn more about NMU's recycling effort, go to nmu.edu/recycle.

NMU Grounds Department staff will remove snow from the residence hall and on-campus apartment parking lots. During the winter months, vehicles must be removed from designated lots by 11:00 p.m. each Friday prior to the Saturday listed on the schedule to avoide a $25 parking ticket.  Students who park in one of the lots scheduled for snow removal must park in any available space in any of the alternate parking lots on Friday night and Saturday until the snow removal has been completed.  

To facilitate snow removal on the adjacent sidewalks, it is also important that personal the personal property of apartment tenants be kept off of the sidewalks and out of the way of snow removal plows and equipment.

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