Support For Your Whole Self


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Physical Health

The on-campus Health Center is part of NMU's WellBeing Center, which is located near NMU's residence halls and Northern Lights Dining Facility.

This facility offers a wide variety of services, from acute care such as sore throat, UTI, pink eye and ear infections; annual physical and gynecological exams; to chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Referrals to specialists are also available. The center is staffed by a Board Certified medical director and staff physician, family nurse practitioner, registered nurses, med tech and lab tech, pharmacists and friendly and helpful office staff.

Please call 906-227-2355 to schedule an appointment. For nurse visits for immunizations and allergen shots, an appointment is not necessary but hours may be limited.  

If you have non-food allergies - it's important to document your allergies with NMU’s Disability Student Services office as this information is useful in a residence hall living environment. 

If a situation is life threatening, call the campus emergency telephone number 911, or go directly to the UP Health System's Emergency Department at 850 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette. UP Health System also offers dozens of specialty services and clinics. 

The Superior Walk In Center is also available If services are needed after hours or on weekends.


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Mental Health

Northern Michigan University Counseling and Consultation Services offer counseling and psychological services that facilitate students' personal development to participate more successfully in the NMU living and learning community. All currently enrolled students are eligible for free and confidential services. There is no concern too big, and no concern too small. Counseling and Consultation is located inside the WellBeing Center, which is located near NMU's residence halls and Northern Lights Dining Facility. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call (906) 227-2980 to schedule an appointment. 

To learn more about services offered, how we can help you, and what you may expect as a client, visit our CCS Guide to Services page. 

Other local resources include private practice psychologists and counselors and Pathways Community Mental Health

For immediate or emergency needs:

  • Dial HELP crisis hotline is available 24/7 for free, confidential, non-judgmental crisis intervention and referral services:

    CALL: (906) 482-4357, TEXT: (906) 356-3337, CHAT:

  • Pathways 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1 (888) 728-4929




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Academic Support and Beyond

Student Success Advisors
Recognizing the breadth and complexity of situations students encounter as they navigate their university experience, NMU created an advising structure that maximizes the impact of professional advising staff and faculty mentors. Student Success Advisors and faculty partner with students, helping them to develop, pursue, and reach their academic, personal, and professional goals and to address and overcome challenges along the way.


All Campus Tutoring offers free academic support for NMU students. There are study groups and walk-in tutoring for a variety of 100- and 200- level courses. The Tutoring Center also offers specialized tutoring for our skilled/professional trades classes offered in the Jacobetti Complex.

Specialty Tutoring Labs

Whether a student is having a problem speaking Linux or Spanish, solving an algebraic equation or equating Yeats to Keats, tutoring is available tailored to

  • computer science
  • languages
  • math and
  • writing 

These specialty labs offer peer tutoring from upper-division students.

Student groups such as the Physics Club, Neuroscience Club, and Clinical Lab Science Club also offer peer tutoring support and group study sessions.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 906-227-2971 or


The Wildpups are a part of NMU’s brand new Animal Assisted Therapy program. If you miss your pup back at home or need a way to ease the anxieties that come with being a college student, the Wildpups are here to help. Students and faculty are welcome to enjoy time with these licensed therapy dogs. 

Visit times vary through out the semester -- but are always widely advertised so no one misses the opportunity to hang out with these awesome pups! 

Meet the Pups


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Physical WellBeing

Sometimes all you might need is a good workout and we’ve got you covered there too. NMU offers a full recreation center, with a pool, weights, cardio equipment and drop in classes for yoga and Pilates. Also a rock climbing wall! Plus, outdoor rec gear for cross country skiing, kayaking, fat tire biking or even camping. 

Spending some time in nature can do wonders for your physical and emotional well being. 


Student Ambassadors on Campus

Disability Student Services

Northern Michigan University's Disability Services office provides assistance for students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to receive accommodations. Contact the Coordinator of Disability Services to discuss your individual situation and what support is available.   906-227-1737


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Food Allergies and Nutrition

The NMU Dining team takes food allergies and dietary restrictions seriously. Our staff receive specialized allergen training and we have an on-site registered dietitian available to meet with students free of charge.


First Generation Students

Will you be a first-generation college student? If so, NMU has a lot of great resources to help.

Here are a few: 

  • First Wildcats is the student organization that provides support and encouragement to all first-generation college students at NMU. 
  • First Gen Peer Mentoring where students will meet as a group and individually to keep on track through your first year at NMU. 
  • Personal Librarian Services to help students find the information they need to be successful at NMU. 

As a reminder, a student is considered a first-generation college student if their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. On average, about 35% of NMU students are first-generation college students.


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Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a comprehensive support program that assists first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities with earning their baccalaureate degree. 


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Wildcat Wellbeing

NMU supports the Wellbeing of all students, faculty and staff.