The Northern Center is booking events provided the number of guests (including vendors) and event design meets current state, CDC and university orders and guidelines. 

All event attendees must maintain a minimum six foot distance from one another. Masks must be worn at all times unless seated and actively eating or drinking (this includes presenters.)

Until further notice, catering services will be limited to full service (served) or boxed meals, and limited delivery to campus locations. Our catering team has developed an expanded selection of individually packaged meals and items for on-site consumption and delivery. Buffets and self-service stations will not be offered. Off campus delivery requests will be assessed according to current orders and guidelines.

Reservations made through Northern Center & Event Services must meet the health and safety mandates and guidelines issued by Northern Michigan University, the State of Michigan, Centers for Disease Control and other governing bodies. These may include measures that restrict capacity per event, require adjustments to catering services or event layout, or prevent our ability to provide event services at the Northern Center.

Upcoming Events

In light of recent restrictions regarding gatherings and events, please contact the Northern Center & Event Services team if you or your organization have made or would like to discuss modifications to your upcoming event or would like to explore secondary dates.

If a decision is made that affects your reservation, a member of the Northern Center & Event Services team will be in touch with you right away to discuss options and present potential solutions. As you navigate how best to proceed, reach out to our staff with questions or concerns at or (906) 227-2623. For helpful tips, check out the Resource for Event Planners on NMU's Safe on Campus Events page.

Providing Engaging, Hybrid Event Experiences

Leveraging the new facility's built in technologies and Northern Michigan University’s in-house audio visual services, the Northern Center is equipped for all of your hybrid and virtual event needs, including live streaming, fast and secure internet, and two-way video conferencing. Contact to learn more.

NMU Visitor Guidelines

Before attending an event at the Northern Center or other campus venue, please review NMU’s Visitor Guidelines and assess your wellness. Additional resources can be found below.