Mask Protocol

Northern Michigan University does not have a university-wide mask requirement. If COVID-19 case levels on campus get high, one may be implemented, but there is not a requirement in place at this time. However, anyone who wishes to mask is encouraged to do so.  NMU provides free masks at the Dean of Students Office (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays) and NMU Police Department (24 hours/day).

Vaccinations and Testing

Northern Michigan University does not require vaccinations or boosters, although they are strongly encouraged. Northern does provide isolation lodging for residence hall students, when needed. Northern is no longer doing weekly surveillance testing, although symptomatic testing is available at the NMU Health Center.


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Visit Campus In-Person or Virtually

Either way, we're excited to show you around campus. Both the in-person and virtual options provide opportunities to meet one-on-one with a faculty member in your academic area of interest, chat with an admissions counselor, take a tour through campus while talking with a current student and many more options. 

Our virtual visits are all conducted in-person via virtual interactions (Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc).

I tested positive. Now what?


There are just a few simple steps to take if you are an NMU student or employee who as tested positive, starting with five days of isolation. Students should email and provide your name, NMU ID and information about whether you live on campus or off. Employees should contact your supervisor and fill out the COVID exposure form on the MyNMU portal (Employee tab, Safety and Training box). In both cases, you’ll receive an email with more information.

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Faculty and Staff Page

Providing Proof of Vaccination

Students and employees can quickly and conveniently upload vaccination cards or other types of vaccination documentation through The Bridge App. After you upload your image the NMU Health Center medical staff will review your document and mark your NMU record with a COVID-19 vaccination flag.

Uploading your documentation results in a $100 dining voucher to use at any NMU eatery.