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Green and Gold Gift Giving


Tickets for various NMU events wrapped in a gold bow

Looking for that perfect gift this coming holiday season? Do you find yourself searching for new ideas? Northern Michigan University offers a number of gift options for those on your list. Check out the table below to see what kind of fun and exciting gifts you can deliver to your friends and family.


An NMU-themed hat, scarf and tree decorations

For NMU alumni, friends and Wildcat fans, the NMU Bookstore in the  University Center sells NMU-imprinted men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. It also stocks books by local and national authors and NMU-themed gift items ranging from coffee mugs and ornaments to garden gnomes and stuffed animals. It’s also a great source of supplies for budding artists. Visit the bookstore online at www.nmubookstore.com or in the University Center on campus.

On top, two hockey players guard the net; below a basketball player drives for a layup

Those who love sports might appreciate tickets to upcoming Wildcat athletic events. Single game tickets for men’s and women’s basketball are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. A family package that covers admission for two adults and up to three children is $25. Another option is a 10-voucher basketball pack for $50. Reserved single-game tickets for NMU hockey are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $8 for students. Family packs are $45. 

Students scale the climbing wall in the Physical Education Instructional Facility on campus

Or why not provide a health-club/spa-like membership for friends and family with a pass to Northern’s recreational facility, the PEIF? Full-year, three-month and punch passes are available at varying rates. Find out more at www.nmu.edu/Recreation or by calling 227-2110.

Students on stage act out a scene from "Peter Pan"

A night at the theater would be a welcome gift for an arts and culture lover. Mainstage productions scheduled after the holidays at NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre include Fallujah Feb. 20-23 and Legally Blonde the Musical April 17-20. Tickets for each are $5 for NMU students, $10 for other students and $15 for the general public. Purchase tickets online at EZ ticket outlets. More information at www.nmu.edu/Theater.

A band performs on stage in a purple light during Northern Nights

Give a trip around the musical world with individual or family passes to the Northern Nights Performing Arts Series. NMU will welcome the Young Dubliners with Celtic rock and roll on January 26; Cimarron with Joropo music from the plains for Colombia on March 16; and Tiempo Libre with Afro-Cuban Latin jazz on April 18. Visit the remaining schedule of events and purchase tickets here.

A shot of the gallery containing student art work

To satisfy those who crave the visual arts and one-of-a-kind gifts, stop by the ArtWorks Store. Located near the DeVos Art Museum, it showcases and sells original items crafted by NMU students, faculty and alumni. The cubical display case holds a variety of pieces, including ceramics, framed paintings and jewelry. See what it's all about here.

Front cover of the book "Voice on the Water"

An anthology of writing and art about the contemporary Native American experience, published by the NMU Press, is a thoughtful gift. Titled Voice on the Water, it's available online and in-person at the NMU Bookstore, and at area shops.

The approach to the green of a golf hole, guarded by a bunker shaped like a Wildcat paw print

The NMU Golf Course has great early bird specials for season-long memberships. With special rates for youth (through age 17), NMU students, young adults (18-24), individuals, couples, families and seniors. Learn about the rates and purchase memberships here.

NMU Golf Course is well known for its naturally northern location just off the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. The par 72 course  offers many amenities, including power and pull carts, club rentals, a golf shop and driving range.