Summer Reunion 2011


June 23-24-25

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Summer Reunion is designed to encourage alumni to return to campus to participate in reunion activities during the best time of the year--summer. We have a wide variety of programming for all ages. Travel Information

Summer Reunion Event Map.

Already planning on being in Marquette? Take advantage of our summer activities.

Schedule includes:

Thursday, June 23  
10 a.m. Downtown Marquette Historical Tour
Led by Marquette historian Jim Koski, Q107 WMQT.

Request Wait List here.

Visit Marquette's legendary locales while listening to the tales behind the history of your favorite college town.
This is a walking tour of downtown Marquette. Wear comfortable shoes.

Free of charge but you must register in advance.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Summer Reunion Golf Event at NMU Golf Course

Join fellow alumni at the NMU Golf Course for 9/18 holes. There will be games and prizes along the course. Lunch and beverages available on the course

Special Summer Reunion rates:
9 holes with cart $18 per person
18 holes with cart $27 per person

Sign up your team by contacting the NMU Golf Course at 906-227-3111.
6 - 8 p.m. Pig Roast at Peter White Lounge--SOLD OUT

A casual picnic dinner.

This is the main All Alumni activity and open to all.
Families are welcome.
Make plans to catch up with your friends for dinner.

Entertainment by Jim & Ray.
Price will include picnic dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

Adult: $15 members, $20 non-members
Child: $10, under age 4, free.

If you would like to get on a Wait List, contact the NMU Alumni Association directly at 906-227-2610 or
1-877-GRAD NMU.


Friday, June 24  
9 a.m. - Noon Summer College for Kids

Special programming at the Seaborg Center.
Grades K - 8. Limited to the first 48 registrants.

Sessions include:     K - 4; Build It Festival
                      Grade 5 - 8; Messy Chemistry

Limited to the first 48 registrants.

$5 per child/per session. You must register in advance.
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Welcome Back Tour of Campus by NMU Historian Dr. Russ Magnaghi

Request Wait List here.

Discover how much your alma mater grown and changed during this walk through campus.
This is a walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes. Lemonade provided at the half-way point.
Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Free of charge, but you must register in advance.

11:30 a.m. All Greek Reunion Picnic

Join Greek alumni for a casual picnic lunch on the University Center lawn. Sponsored by the Greek Council.

To register, contact Phi Sigma Sigma at or 906-227-1089.

Cost TBD.
You must register in advance.

1 - 4 p.m. Campus presentations and open houses

DeVos Art Museum.

Three current exhibits; Spheres of Inspiration, Judith Brotman, and NORTH OF THE 45th PARALLEL.
Visit the DeVos web site for complete details.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center
Exhibition; Across the Border: Canadians in the Upper Peninsula.
Visit the Beaumier web site for complete details.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sugarloaf Mountain hike and activities

Special events at activities along the route, with surprises and treats at the top of the climb. Open to all ages.

Free of charge but you must register in advance.

6:30 p.m. "An Evening with Jeff Daniels" presented by Cliffs Natural Resources

Raised in Michigan, Jeff Daniels has been a professional stage and film actor for 34 years. As a singer and songwriter, Daniels has played to sold out audiences across the nation. He brings his unique collection of pointedly funny and poignant songs to Marquette.
Read more about Jeff Daniels here.

Free concert at Lakeview Arena--NOTE VENUE CHANGE DUE TO RAIN.

Saturday, June 25  
8 a.m. Wildcat Fun Run
Presented by Upper Peninsula Health Plan and The Landing Development Group

Join other alumni and walk or run this 5K course along the beautiful lakefront.
Price includes t-shirt (for the first 100 registrants), prizes and refreshments along the course.

$10 per person. You must register in advance. More info here.

11:30 a.m. APO Reunion Memorial Tree Dedication in honor of SP4 Garrett F. Lee '63.
Outside Hedgock

All are welcome to attend this special dedication for SP4 Garrett Lee '63.
The Kingsford native and member of APO, Garrett was killed in Vietnam.
A special tree will be planted in Garrett's memory.
6 - 9 p.m. Army ROTC Wildcat Battalion Reunion Social

This No-Host social (buy your own food and beverages) is open to all Alumni, Cadre, former Cadre, Cadets.
Location to be determined based on number of participants.

To register, contact Army ROTC at


We've heard from these groups who are planning reunions:

---Student Leader Fellowship 20th Anniversary, contact Jon Barch
---Delta Zeta 1970-82, contact Shelagh Williams or 313-204-0123
---NMU Police Academy Class of 1981, contract Mark Doornbos
---Dionysus House, Magers Hall 73-75, contact Karen Wittkopp

If you've been thinking about organizing a reunion for your group, this is the summer!

Make sure and let us know so we can add you to the list.

We have some helpful Reunion Planning Tips here.

Please check back here often as we are adding new things daily.

Need lodging information?
Visit the Lake Superior Community Partnership or Marquette Country CVB.

Summer Reunion is brought to you by the NMU Alumni Association.
Not a member? Consider joining today.

Special thanks to the following companies for their support of Summer Reunion 2011.




There are still a number of underwriting opportunities available.
This is a great chance to market your business to thousands of NMU alumni, locally and nation-wide.
For details on the opportunities available, contact Dave Bammert at the NMU Foundation,, (906) 227-2627.