Winter Counselor Bus Trip

NMU offers three options for high school and community college counselors to visit our campus. We offer an individual counselor visit program, a Winter 2019 Counselor Bus Trip, and a Summer Counselor Visit Program.  We hope you can join us!

Winter Counselor Bus Trip

The Distinctive NMU Experience –

A campus visit designed for college guidance professionals 

February 7 – 9, 2019

Our Winter Counselor Bus Trip is planned for high school counselors/college advisers who work with juniors and/or seniors, and for community college advisers.  This event takes place on NMU’s campus on the shoreline of Lake Superior in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.  A visit to our campus during the winter is guaranteed to show you why they call Michigan a winter wonderland!


The weekend’s activities will include:

  • round trip transportation - via luxury coaches for counselors from Lower Michigan; Illinois/Wisconsin; and Minnesota
  • lodging for two nights at the Landmark Inn in Marquette
  • all scheduled meals while on campus
  • several social activities including:
  • meetings with faculty and staff members from a variety of areas
  • most importantly, you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with current NMU students

NMU admissions counselors will be onboard each luxury coach to act as escorts and answer any questions you may have en route.  Participation in the Counselor Visit Weekend (all of the above activities, lodging, and on-campus meals) is at no charge to you.  NOTE: Sorry, but we will not be able to accommodate spouses or other family members for this trip.  


If you are interested in taking part in our bus trip, please complete the registration form.  Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.  Preference will be given to those who have not previously taken part in this experience.  All registrations must be made by January 7, 2019.  Reservation confirmations will be sent via email along with additional information regarding departure times and locations.  Departures/bus pick-ups begin on Thursday morning, February 7.


For more information please email Gina Lombardini, Program Coordinator, at or call (800)682-9797.  We look forward to meeting you!


Comments from past visitors

Since 2000, NMU has hosted nearly 300 high school and community college counselors from throughout Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  Here’s what some of them had to say about their experience:

“Everything that we experienced helped with the ‘big picture’ and smaller details of what NMU has to offer to students.”

“I felt totally pampered the entire weekend!  The lodging, meals, NMU staff and faculty, tours, hockey game, etc., all gave me a great feel for NMU and the programs offered there.”

“I feel like I can now highly recommend NMU with first-hand knowledge...”

“I would recommend this event for any high school or community college counselor... I had read in ‘Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges’ that NMU students reported ‘simply being happy being at NMU’.  That’s the feeling I came away with too...”

“After this experience, I can say with certainty Northern Michigan University would be a place that I am sure many students would be happy to call ‘home’”.

“It was first class all the way (even the blizzard!).”

“I would recommend that any counselor or advisor take advantage of this visit.  The information was helpful and I was in awe of the facilities and programs that you offer.  The information I learned will be very helpful when I meet with students.  If my kids were at that age of going to college, I would recommend NMU in a heartbeat.”