Student Activities

Dead River Games

Sunday, Sept. 20 | 1 p.m. | Academic Mall

In the heart of campus, residence halls and student organizations will compete in one of Homecoming's longest traditions--Dead River Games. Consisting of lawn games such as mini golf, corn hole, ladder golf, the Dead River Games is an exciting and entertaining event for participants to compete for prizes. 

Sidewalk Chalk Competition

Monday, Sept. 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Academic Mall

Taking place in the center of campus, the Sidewalk Chalk Competition is a chance for residence halls and student organizations to show their Wildcat Pride and create the best design corresponding with the Homecoming theme "All Things Michigan!" 

ASNMU Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, Sept. 22 | 6 p.m. | Pavilion by Spooner Hall

A collaborative informative event with the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University (ASNMU) to promote voter registration. Teams will compete for the fastest time. Stations will be set up throughout campus at NMU landmarks. Each station will inform students of the history of NMU and voter registration.

Homecoming Parade

Friday, Sept. 25 | 3-6 p.m. | Athletic Parking Lot

Everyone's favorite tradition - the Homecoming Parade with a twist! The parade will be a reverse parade - the residence halls and student organizations will be stationary in the PEIF parking lot (enter off of Presque Isle or Fair Ave.) and the student body and community can drive through to view their designs.

NMU Football vs. Davenport

Saturday, Sept. 21 | 1 p.m. | Superior Dome

The NMU Football game will be the grand finale of Homecoming week featuring the marching band. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Campus Cinema Movie: Twilight

Saturday, Sept. 26 | 7 p.m. | The Shoreline Theatre

Get your ticket at If it rains, it will be moved to Jamrich 1100 at 6 p.m. Ticket holders and social media will be updated by noon on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Alumni Activities

The Alumni Association has a full line-up of events for alumni to enjoy, including the Alumni Fun Run 5K!

Community Activities

Homecoming Parade
Friday, September 25, 3-6 p.m.
Athletic Parking Lot

NMU Football vs. Davenport
Saturday, September 21, 1 p.m.
Superior Dome

Learn about the history of Homecoming at NMU!

The Special Events Committee works hard to bring you all the fun and exciting events that occur during Homecoming. For more information, please e-mail, or visit us at for updates and more.

The Special Events Committee is always looking for motivated and enthusiastic students to become a member of the Special Events Committee. Meetings are held Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Anna at if you are interested in learning more and/or joining the committee.