Be Well in Winter 2024

Be Well in Winter Events

NMU Wellbeing Wheel - Winter 2024

April Events

  • TODAY - April 10 - Drop-in Yard Games (Unplugged Series) in Academic Mall area - 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • April 11 - WildPups -  Jamrich Lobby - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • April 18 - Wildcat Wellness - Jamrich 1100 - CLICK HERE
  • April 22 - Earth Day -  events through out campus
  • April 29 - WildPups - Jamrich Lobby - 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • April 29 - WellBeing Pop-up: Self Care Corner 1-3pm Jamrich 1100 lobby area - CLICK HERE
  • April 30 - Pop-up at Commuter Lounge - create + decorate a summer bingo card - CLICK HERE

FinLit Presentations

Provided by our NMU's ESA (Economic Student Association) and NMU's KFC (Knowledgeable Financial Committee) All locations TBD and will be posted once announced

  • April 16 - Renting & Buying Real Estate 6p
  • April 23 - Elder Care & Estate Planning - 6p

Check out the Financial Literacy Page for more resources

2023-2024 Job Fairs

Future dates TBA


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Help Lines

Copper Shores Support Line:
Call 906-482-4357 or 800-562-7622. Text 35NEEDS or 906-356-3337. Chat online at

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
Call or text 988

Pathways Community Mental Health:
Call 888-728-4929

Marquette County Crisis Line:
Call 888-728-4929

Veteran’s Crisis Line:
Call 800-273-8255 and press 1. Text 838 255. Chat online at

The New NMU WellBeing Center

Northern Michigan University’s Wellbeing Center is newly constructed and now houses the NMU Health Center and the Counseling and Consultation Services Center under one roof. Dedicated to integrating health and wellness into the culture at Northern, and increasing accessibility to wellbeing for all, the new building is located near The Woods residential area and Northern Lights Dining Facility, includes dedicated parking off of Lincoln Avenue, and opened on June 26, 2023. 


Abigail Kauffman Wyche, PhD, MSW

Assistant Vice President for Campus WellBeing | she/her

Emily Meier

Case Management Services Director | she/her

Jessica Corkin, MS

Wellbeing Promotions Coordinator | she/her

Chelsey Sundberg

Executive Administrative Specialist for People, Culture & Wellbeing | she/her


The Okanagan Charter

The Okanagan Charter

Northern Michigan University is committed to embedding wellbeing into the culture at NMU, and to do that to the fullest extent, on April 26, 2023, President Brock Tessman signed the Okanagan Charter. 

The Okanagan Charter is a landmark document that serves as a guide for educational institutions worldwide to prioritize and enhance the health and well-being of their students, faculty, staff, and communities. It was first developed and endorsed at the International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges in 2015, held in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. 

The Okanagan Charter recognizes that the pursuit of health and well-being is not just the absence of illness but a holistic approach encompassing physical, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions. It emphasizes the vital connection between individual well-being and the health of the broader community and environment. The charter encourages a collaborative approach, engaging multiple stakeholders within and beyond the academic community to create healthier and more sustainable environments.

Anishinaabe Ancestral Homelands Statement

ᑮᐧᐁᑎᓄᒃ  ᒥᒋᑲᓐ  ᑭᓄᒫᑫ'ᑲᒥᑯᒃ  ᑮᐧᐁᑎᓄᒃ  ᒥᒋᑲᓐ  ᑭᓄᒫᑫ'ᑲᒥᑯᒃ  ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯ  ᐧᓯ  ᔥᑯᑌ  ᐊᑭᒃ᙮  ᑭᒋᓇᒣᐱᓂ  ᓰᐱᒃ  ᐁᔑᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒧᐧᐃᓂᒃ Marquette᙮ 

Giiwedinong Michigan Kinomaage'gamigong ayaa gete-anishinaabewaking Anishinaabe Swi Shkode Aking Gichi-namebini Ziibing ezhinikaadeg Anishinaabemowining Marquette.

Northern Michigan University is located on the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabe Three Fires Confederacy.  Gichi-namebini Ziibing is the traditional name of Marquette. Translation and permission to use it courtesy of the Center for Native American Studies at NMU.