Northern Michigan University's physical campus has over 200 instructional rooms, each having a WIFI signal strong enough to accommodate not only the instructor but every student. Most are fitted with technology for projecting images and sound from a laptop computer. This allows virtually every room to be a computer lab, reducing the need for scheduling time in a designated location. Classrooms are a mix of tiered, linear tables, desks, and laboratories. Specialized facilities are available for designated programs and described in departmental Web sites. Instructional Media Services is responsible for servicing classrooms, described in a video.
The academic mall at NMU consists of the Learning Resources Center and Olson Library, Jamrich Hall, the Seaborg Science Complex and the Hedgcock Student Service Center, which houses the Reynolds Recital Hall. The arts plaza includes Forest Roberts Theatre, Thomas Fine Arts, McClintock, and the Art and Design Building that includes the DeVos Art Museum. The other main academic facilities are Whitman Hall, Gries Hall, the Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF), Cohodas Hall, and the Jacobetti Complex. View the virtual tours of academic facilities.
Campus parking is designated for faculty/staff, commuter student, resident student and open. A parking sticker/tag must be displayed in vehicles that are registered with Public Safety. View the parking map.
Every member of the faculty and staff receives a laptop computer, replaced every two years. Commonly used software, called the "computer image," is installed on the laptop upon receipt. Additional instructional software is available for separate faculty and student installation. Additional information on the TLC Program, available software, and repair policies on the Academic Computing Services website.