Event Overview

How will Passport to Campus work during move-in week this year? Just like last year, but without the required COVID-19 testing.

Like last year, we are asking that all students who will be on campus this fall semester sign up for a Passport to Campus time if you are participating in any of the activities listed on this page. The time you register for is when you plan to pick up the many items you need for the start of the semester.

By having students sign up for preferred times, the various stations can have your items ready for you when you arrive and that decreases the risk of long lines, which helps keep everyone safer.

Passport to Campus Schedule

The Passport to Campus event will take place at the Northern Center.

Wednesday, Aug. 18 · Late orientation students
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 19-20 · 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21 ·  11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Passport Stations

Check-in, information & face masks

The check-in station is on the lower level near the main entrance. Here, you can confirm your pickups, ask questions and get an NMU face mask, if you need one.

Books & supplies

The Barnes and Noble – NMU Bookstore will be open during the Passport to Campus event, as well as with extended hours throughout the week and weekend. You can pre-order your textbooks at nmu.bncollege.com and they will be ready for you at your registered Passport to Campus time.


Laptop distribution and exchanges will take place in the Peninsula II room, second floor. You will receive an email with more information if you quality to pick up a laptop or are eligible to exchange your current computer for a newer model.

Housing Keys

The Housing and Residence Life station is where you will pick up your residence hall and apartment keys, located in the Grand Ballroom I, second floor.

*Orientation students arriving before Passport to Campus or students with campus arrivals after “Passport to Campus” hours should go to your residence hall lobby desk or the Woodland Park front desk for apartment tenants for key pickup. You will still need to sign up for the Passport to Campus event if you have other items to pick up.

Student Employment

Career Services station will assist you with on-campus job searches or to complete required employment paperwork if you’ve already been hired for a new on-campus student position. Students returning to their same student employment positions do not need to fill out new hire paperwork. This station will be located in the Founders Room, second floor.


The NMU Health Center will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the Passport to Campus event. You must register for your appointment time via the Passport link. This should be the final station you attend as there is a required 15-30 minute observation period following your shot. The clinic will have available Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The clinic will be located on the second floor in the former Wildcat Den location; look for “VACCINATION CLINIC” signs.

ID Cards

You can get your NMU identification card at the Wildcat Express Center, room 1227, first floor.

Parking Passes

The Parking Services station is where you will pick up or purchase vehicle parking passes or register your bike. It is located in the Founders Room, second floor.

What's the process?

On the morning of your chosen Passport to Campus date and time, you will receive a text or email with a link to use upon your arrival at the Northern Center. Once checked in at the table near the main entrance, you will then proceed to go to the stations you signed up to attend. For students who are not being vaccinated, your Passport to Campus activities will most likely take 10-15 minutes. For students being vaccinated, remember there is a 15-30 minute required observation period following your shot.

Sunday Arrivals

There are no Sunday, Aug. 22, hours for Passport to Campus as that is the day when the various stations breakdown and return their materials to their home base. The Barnes and Noble – NMU Bookstore will be open from noon – 6 p.m., the Wildcat Den from noon – 6 p.m., and the Wildcat Express Center from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., but all other stations will be closed.  Students arriving in Marquette on Sunday should plan to pick up their residence hall or apartment keys at the lobby front desk of their room location. On Sunday, Aug. 22, parking passes can be picked up anytime at the NMU Police Department in the Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue and notebook computers at Technical Support Services, 122 Harden Hall, from 1-4 p.m.

Parents & Friends

Parents and friends can accompany you to any of the stations on the first floor of the Northern Center, but are not permitted to go with you to the second-floor stations.


Send them to SafeOnCampus@nmu.edu or call 906-227-2526 and a staff member will get back to you as quickly as possible.