Welcome, or welcome back, to campus living at Northern Michigan University.  As the winter semester begins, please note the following information.

Residence Hall Assignments (NEW students only)

If you are a new, incoming residence hall student, your hall assignment and roommate information will be emailed to you the week of December 22, 2014  If you have questions about your assignment, please know that the entire university (with the exception of Public Safety and Police Services) is closed from 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 until 8 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Please contact us on January 5, 2015 if you have questions.

New Student Orientation

If you are participating in freshman orientation, you may move into your residence hall room on Tuesday or Wednesday, January 6 or 7.  Check-in hours are:

  • Tuesday, January 6, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 7, 8 a.m. - midnight.

Click here for more information on the orientation program.

Residence Halls Open

The residence halls open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  All students may move back into their room, or check into their room if they are a new student, anytime after 8 a.m.  The residence hall contract for the winter semester begins on the 8th.


Dining Services opens the Wildcat Den at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015.  The Marketplace (The MP) opens for regular hours on Monday, January 12, 2015.  Questions about your meal plan and the hours of operation of all Dining Services facilities should be addressed to Dining Services at dining@nmu.edu or (906) 227-2520.

Card Access

The exterior doors to your residence halls are locked each evening at 10 p.m.  Residents can access their hall after 10 p.m.by swiping their NMU Wildcat Express ID card in the card readers next to each door.

First Day of Classes

Classes for all students begin on Monday, January 12, 2015.

Other Important Dates

Monday, January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Day (No Classes).
Saturday, February 28,  2015 Spring break begins.
Monday, March 9, 2015 Classes resume.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Last day of classes.
Monday, April 27, 2015 Final exams begin.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 Final exams end.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 Commencement.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 Residence halls close.
Monday, May 4, 2015 Single student apartment tenants must move out if they are not enrolled in summer courses or if they are not pre-enrolled for fall courses and are staying for the summer.
2015 Summer Term
Monday, May 18, 2015 First official day of classes for Summer Session I.
Monday, May 25, 2015 Memorial Day. No classes.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Last day of classes for Summer Session I.
Monday, June 29, 2015 First official day of classes for Summer Session II.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 Independence Day.  No classes.
Saturday, August 8, 2015 Last day of classes for Summer Session II.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Final grades due from faculty.
2015 Fall Semester
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Residence halls open.  Residence hall contract begins.
Monday, August 24, 2015 First official day of classes.



Please contact your residence hall staff if you have any questions.

Good luck this semester.