Prepare to make the most of the Information Fair by reviewing this list of departments. Representatives will be eager to answer your questions.
Housing & Residence Life (HRL) — This office coordinates all residence hall living at NMU. Bring your questions about our suite-style housing, housing assignments, roommate assignments, meal plans, room and board rates and programming in our residence halls.
Center for Student Enrichment (CSE) — This office works with all NMU student organizations and provides volunteer opportunities and leadership development programs. If you are looking to get involved at NMU, this is the office to see!
New Student Orientation — All first year students are required to attend an orientation session. Stop by our table to learn how to register for orientation and what you can expect during your session. We want you to feel at home during your time at NMU and part of making Northern your home-away-from-home starts at orientation.
Financial Aid — The Financial Aid Office is a great place to learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Plus it has lots of information about grants, student loans, need-based scholarships and additional forms of aid. Specific questions about your award letter can be directed to a financial aid counselor in the “Ask a Wildcat” area on the 2nd floor. Private meeting space available.
Disability Services — This office provides assistance for students who are qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act to receive required accommodations. Typical services provided for eligible students include extended test time, quiet room testing, note taking services, alternate text formats and assistive technology.
Multicultural Education & Resource Center (MERC) — This office partners with students, faculty, staff and alumni to build a vibrant, stimulating and safe learning community where cultural diversity is highly valued, differences are respected and people from all cultures and backgrounds flourish.
Recreational Sports — If you hope to be involved in playing sports on NMU's campus or are just looking to stay in shape, this is the office to see. Recreational Sports oversees club and intramural sports teams as well as NMU's fitness and recreational facilities.
Health Promotion Office (HPO) — HPO's mission is to “work toward a healthier and safer student body" by providing programming and information on topics such as alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, sexual assault and gambling and gaming.
Honors Program — The Honors Program at NMU provides academically qualified students the opportunity to challenge themselves by taking honors-level classes, engaging in many out-of-class learning experiences with other honors program students and faculty, undertaking a senior capstone project, and earning an "honors" designation on their college transcripts.
Freshman Fellowship Program — The Freshman Fellowship Program at NMU provides an opportunity to understand and practice scholarship, work with a university professor and enhance overall intellectual curiosity … all while earning a cash stipend.
Career Services — NMU Career Services provides resources and services focused on assisting students with career placement and career decision-making activities. Career Services hosts several job fairs on NMU's campus every year and oversees on-campus job postings for current NMU students.
Academic & Career Advisement Center (ACAC) — ACAC is the place for answers to all of your academic and career questions. ACAC provides professional advisers to guide students through their first year at NMU, regardless of their academic major.
First Year Experience (FYE) — NMU's First Year Experience program (FYE) is a learning community initiative that helps students develop strategies to maximize academic success, become familiar with campus resources, and cultivate positive relationships with faculty and other students. Through the FYE program you will be assigned to a block of courses based on your intended academic major. When you attend orientation, you will work with an adviser to finalize your course schedule.
Education Abroad Office — Are you thinking of studying abroad during your time at NMU? Stop here to find out information about NMU's many study abroad opportunities.
U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) — The Wildcat Battalion of Army ROTC provides both Scholarships and Tuition Assistance to students seeking to serve as officers in the active U.S. Army, The Army Reserve and the Michigan National Guard. If you are interested in a way to both pay for your college and to serve your country, the Scholarships and Enrollment Officer will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about participating in ROTC.
Dining Services — There’s more to NMU Dining than just serving up delicious food! Check out some of the great programs we’ve got going on. Stop by our table to learn more about dining plans, accommodations for dietary restrictions and much more.
Music — The Music department supports a variety of exciting choral and instrumental ensembles that perform frequently throughout the school year. Although some groups require an audition, students do not have to be music majors to participate.
Veteran Student Services — If you are a veteran and would like to learn more about your benefits stop by and talk with NMU’s Veteran Resource Representative. (Make sure to say hello to Welles too.)