NMU Visitor Guidelines

If you are not a current member of the NMU community, please review this information thoroughly before visiting campus. If you are a current student or employee of Northern, ensure that you understand the visitor guidelines and expectations thoroughly prior to inviting others to campus. 


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Masks encouraged, not required

At this time, visitors are not required to wear a face mask when on the Northern Michigan University campus. While face masks are not required while inside NMU facilities, they are encouraged, especially for individuals with high risks for getting COVID-19. If you did not bring a face covering but would like to have one while on campus, a free disposable mask can be obtained at the NMU Police Department located on Sugarloaf Avenue. Many on-campus departmental offices also have disposable masks available for visitors. Northern's face mask protocol is subject to change based on changing COVID-19 conditions on campus or in the Marquette community.


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Honor Our Health and Hygiene Expectations

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Refrain from shaking hands and other physical contact. 
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. 
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

Assess Your Wellness

Before you arrive, we ask you to self-assess for the common symptoms of COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or feel otherwise unwell with new symptoms (unrelated to known health conditions) do not visit campus. In addition, if you have been exposed to persons diagnosed with COVID-19 or persons experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not visit campus until you have been symptom-free for 10 days. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: 

  • Cough, newly developed or worsening 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • Feeling feverish or have fever above 100.4F
  • Muscle aches 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Runny nose
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Recent loss of smell or taste