We all need a little extra love and support sometimes.

NMU ensures that you have easy access to numerous resources for any physical, mental or academic need. NMU Admissions moderated a Chat with the 'Cats session to discuss health, safety, and student support with NMU's experts:

  • Chris Greer- Dean of Students
  • Robin Aho - Medical Office Manager
  • Jeff Mincheff - Deputy Chief / Clery Officer
  • Christy Hartine - Licensed Clinical Psychologist   
  • Tricia Bush - Associate Athletic Director for Campus Recreation

Watch now to learn more.


Athletic Training Students

Physical Health

The on-campus Ada Vielmetti Health Center 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 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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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. 


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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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. The office is located in room 3405 of the Hedgcock Student Services Building, phone 906-227-2980. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year, or 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer. 

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: dialhelp.org

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


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Academic Support

NMU’s Academic and Career Advisement Center (ACAC) is responsible for new student orientation sessions, first-year student advising, academic proficiency, all-campus tutoring and the academic probation program. Advisers in ACAC can help any NMU student with choosing the best academic path for success and navigating options to be successful after graduation.


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 acac@nmu.edu.


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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.  

disability@nmu.edu   906-227-1737


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.