Athletic events— NMU has intercollegiate athletic teams in hockey, football, volleyball, swimming and diving, men's and women's basketball and skiing, golf, soccer and cross country. Check out the NMU Sports website for schedules and news. In addition to varsity sports, the United States Olympic Education Center is training world-class athletes for competitions that take place at NMU and around the globe.
The great outdoors. NMU's Recreation Center offers a number of day and weekend activities in the summer and winter. Equipment such as cross-country skis, snowshoes, tents, backpacks, canoes, sleeping bags, kayaks and gaiters can be loaned from the center daily or for the entire weekend.
Indoors— sheltered, bug-free fun. Try indoor climbing at NMU's PEIF (physical education instructional facility, usually called the PEIF— rhymes with "beef") or take a walk in the Superior Dome. The PEIF recreation area includes an eight-lane lap pool, diving tank, seven racquetball and walleyball courts, 1,450 square-foot climbing wall, basketball/volleyball courts, indoor tennis courts, rowing machines, treadmills and much more. The PEIF also offers aerobics, yoga and weight classes.
Clubs and classes are always available! Student organizations and sport clubs such as Professional Ski Instructors of America and Crew Club are just some of many clubs you can join. There are also classes you can take to get involved, such as HP 238: Winter Camping or HP 233: Snowshoeing (for more information check your NMU Undergraduate Bulletin). In the summer, classes such as HP222: Hiking or HP213: Sea Kayaking are great to get to know Marquette's surrounding wilderness areas in a safe way.