Northern Michigan University will host its spring commencement at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Superior Dome. Of the 912 students eligible to graduate in May, 706 will participate in the ceremony. An additional 119 August graduates will also march, raising the total number of participants to 825. The ceremony can be viewed live on WNMU-TV 13 or online at nmu.edu/commencement.
Conforming with recently implemented security procedures, guests are allowed a personal item 8.5 x 11 inches or smaller, which may be subject to search. A demonstration area will be reserved in the grassy area between the Superior Dome and Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF).
Gov. Rick Snyder will be the keynote speaker.
“We are honored that Gov. Snyder accepted our invitation to address NMU graduates at commencement,” said Robert Mahaney, chair of the NMU Board of Trustees. “He was nominated because of his demonstrated commitment to the Upper Peninsula and his support of NMU initiatives. The governor has been a staunch advocate of career and technical education, Invent@NMU and the university’s effort to expand broadband throughout the Upper Peninsula with its Educational Access Network. He also has helped to identify state funding sources for both Invent@NMU and the EAN.”
Alexandra Camarillo-Lugo of Lake Forest, Calif., will serve as the student commencement speaker. Hayley Kukulis of Marquette will be the soloist, leading the audience in the singing of the national anthem and “Hail Northern,” the alma mater.