Studying at NMU

Northern Michigan University provides some of the most unique and immersive educational experiences and offers training for the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in the country. Plus, we're one of the most affordable schools in the region, and we've been consistently ranked as one of the safest college campuses in the country. 

NMU offers its 7,600 students over 170 academic degree programs to choose from. Our programs fall under these six main categories:

  • Arts, communications and humanities
  • Business and technology
  • Health sciences
  • Human services
  • Engineering technology, manufacturing and industrial technology
  • Science and natural resources

In addition to our traditional on-campus instruction, we also have a Global Campus, enabling students to learn at NMU from anywhere. 


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Important Dates and Contacts

NMU has compiled a list of important dates and key contacts on campus for parents. Important dates connect you with resources on campus for the following:

  • FAFSA Deadlines
  • Housing Deadlines
  • Parent Orientation
  • Family Weekend
  • and more!

The contact list contains liaisons in key departments across campus. Whatever questions or concerns you have, these are the people to point you in the right direction. 


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Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. Below you will find links to resources on-campus that are open to all students. 

Have COVID-related questions? Call the NMU COVID Information Line at 227-COVI (2684) or visit Safe On Campus.


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Getting Involved on Campus

There is something for everyone at Northern Michigan University with more than 300 student organizations, leadership programs, and hundreds of events and activities.

The hub for student involvement on campus is the Center for Student Enrichment (CSE). CSE provides NMU students with a variety of extracurricular experiences that will enable them to grow personally and professionally, to connect with the campus and surrounding communities, and more thoroughly enjoy the college experience. In the process, they will help your student develop the skills and awareness required to be an effective leader and an engaged citizen.

Jane Wankmiller & Mandy Joslyn

NMU has been everything I’ve expected it to be and more. Marquette has become my home away from home. When I came here, students always told me how friendly everyone is and how Northern Michigan’s campus atmosphere is something special that can’t be found at other colleges. Now I know for certain that this is true, and I can’t imagine attending any other college.

Mandy Joslyn

Forensic Biochemistry Major

Frequently asked questions

We know that you have dozens of questions about NMU, and we're happy to help you answer all of them. Explore the content on our Parent Q&A playlist on YouTube, click through the questions below, or reach out to us directly.

Stay up-to-date with NMU

Keep yourself informed with the latest news and updates at Northern Michigan University. Follow us on your favorite social media network, subscribe to our official news source, Northern Today, subscribe to President Erickson's  Parent Partnership Newsletter, check our university events calendar, and join the NMU parents Facebook group.

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Parental Access to Student Information

Per federal privacy law and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, student's records and specific financial information are not provided to a parent or guardian of an NMU student. However, the student has the ability to grant access to these records.

If parents want specific information about their children’s financial records, their child must provide them authorization to access his or her records in NMU's eBill.

If a student provides written permission to NMU's Dean of Students Office, individuals other than the student can be granted permission to a student’s education records.