Summer at NMU

     Aerial view of NMU campus

Enjoying the summer at McCarty's Cove beach on Lake Superior, located just a mile from campus, is a favorite NMU student activity. Most graduate programs can be completed in two years with full-time enrollment. Apply 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

August graduation thesis deadline: Friday, July 10, 2015
December graduation thesis deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015

If you have questions, contact

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Thesis Information

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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 4/17/15 - No new positions

Key Dates

  • NMU Calendars
  • May 13 -- Summer tuition due
  • 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. 12 -- Fall tuition due
  • Aug. 14 -- NMU summer hours end
  • 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
  • Feb. 28-Mar. 6 -- Spring break
  • Apr. 1 -- Deadline for written final projects for winter graduation
  • Apr. 30 - Commencement ceremony