Information on Semester Break housing

Winter '21 Housing applications ARE LIVE NOW!!!! You will find them under your applications and forms section in the housing portal through your mynmu account. 

We are currently seeking Semester Break student employees.  If you are interested in applying, applications will be available at the front desks starting Tuesday, October 27th.


Students in a Woods dorm room

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. 

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 housing requirement for undergraduate students. Learn more about NMU's housing requirement here. 

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

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