Winter semester

     Students on Presque Isle in winter

The winter semester is underway with plenty of snow to enjoy between classes. It is easy to cross-country ski and snowshoe at nearby Presque Isle Park on the shores of Lake Superior. Downhill skiing and snowboarding are available just 2 miles away from campus at Marquette Mountain. Start your application to NMU today.

Essential Facts for New Graduate Students


Students in winter

Starting graduate school can be overwhelming, but we're here to help. Click on the links below to learn about services and opportunities available to graduate students.


    Graduate Assistant


Immerse yourself -- and get paid. You'll gain valuable experience researching or teaching in your discipline. In addition to a stipend, most assistantships include a tuition waiver and other benefits. Learn more

Completing the NMU Thesis Successfully

May graduation thesis deadline: April 3, 2015
August graduation thesis deadline: July 10, 2015

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Graduate Student Orientation (optional)

Graduate Employment Available
Graduate Assistantship positions included stipend,
16 credit hours of tuition per year and more.
Hourly graduate student worker positions
are also available.
List updated 1/15/15.



To apply for over 375 NMU donor-funded scholarships, login to your MyNMU account during these dates:

January 26 - February 13, 2015

Key Dates

  • NMU Calendars
  • Feb. 29-Mar. 8 -- Spring break
  • Apr. 3 -- Deadline for written final projects for winter graduation
  • May 2 -- Commencement ceremony
  • May 18 -- First summer session begins
  • May 25 -- Memorial Day - NMU closed
  • Jun. 29 -- Second summer session begins
  • Jul. 6 -- Independence Day observance - NMU closed
  • Jul. 10 -- Deadline for written final projects for summer graduation
  • Aug. 24 -- First day of fall classes
  • Sep. 7 -- Labor Day - NMU closed
  • Nov. 13 -- Deadline for written final projects for fall graduation
  • Nov. 22-29 -- Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec.12 -- Commencement ceremony
  • Jan. 11 -- First day of winter classes
  • Jan. 18 -- Martin Luther King Day - no classes