Don H. Bottum University Center
The University Center, or U.C. as it’s commonly called, is a key gathering place for not only the campus community, but for Marquette County and the Upper Peninsula as well. Its flexible conference facilities include the Great Lakes rooms, which can be expanded or divided for large or small groups. A total of 14 multi-purpose rooms can serve up to 600 guests. Banquet services are also available.
The Wildcat Den, a cafeteria-style restaurant on the second floor of the center, is open to the public and features a variety of food stations and daily specials.
Also in the center is the NMU Bookstore on the first floor, offering textbooks, school supplies, university apparel and gifts as well as a U.S. Post Office branch. University I.D.s and an EZ ticket outlet are located in the Wildcat Express Center near the bookstore, adjacent to TCF Bank.
Northern Initiatives, a business and community development corporation with ties to Northern, is also located on the main floor.
Also in the University Center:
- NMU Financial Trading Lab
- Student organization and activities offices
- Health Promotion Office…
- WUPX studios, the student run-radio station
- The North Wind editorial offices, the student-run newspaper
- Peter White Lounge, for relaxed studying or for small gatherings
- Student Art Gallery
- A meditation room
- The Alumni Suite, which can used by alumni for conducting business or an overnight stay
An enclosed walkway connects the center to Gries Hall.
The University Center is named after Don Hollis Bottum, who was dean of men, director of housing, and principal of the John D. Pierce Laboratory School, working at Northern from 1923 to 1959.
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