Contact the First Year Experience

Phone:  906-227-1700
Fax:  906-227-1714

Campus Location

We are located 2001 C.B. Hedgcock (the Dean of Students Office).  The building is accessible from Tracy Avenue and Seventh Street entrances, and located across from the Learning Resources Center and Thomas Fine Arts. We are on the main floor, near the Student Service Center.


Fall/Winter Semesters (middle of August until early May)
Monday-Friday:  8 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Summer Semesters (early May through the middle of August)
Monday-Friday:  7:30 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

First Year Experience
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855


Bill Richards
Coordinator of First Year Programs

Bill has a BA in English Writing, and a MAE in School Guidance Counseling.  He has worked professionally at NMU since 2004: starting with the Admissions Office, then the Academic and Career Advisement Center, and currently in the Dean of Students Office as Coordinator of First Year Programs.  He lives in Marquette with his wife and dog.

PHONE:  906-227-1700

Kelly Larmour

Kelly Larmour
Principal Secretary

Kelly joined the First Year Experience staff in June of 2012.  She is a graduate of NMU with a BS in Elementary Education and English.  She is currently studying for her Master's in K-12 Reading Specialist.  In her spare time, Kelly likes to read, write, kayak, and swim.

PHONE:  906-227-1737

Ellyn Carroll

Ellyn Carroll
Graduate Assistant

Ellyn received her Bachelor of Science degree from NMU in Business Management. As an undergrad, Ellyn has been a teaching assistant for business and freshman probation UN100 blocks. She was also president of the Student Teaching Assistant Organization, completed Superior Edge, coached for Marquette volleyball, and worked numerous jobs in the Marquette area. Ellyn is now working towards her Master of Psychology in Training and Human Performance Improvement. In her free time, she loves to run, play volleyball, watch Twins baseball, travel the world, and do everything outside.

PHONE:  906-227-1739