Northern Michigan University’s physical campus is made up for more than 50 buildings and facilities. It is located just minutes from the shore of Lake Superior and downtown Marquette, Michigan.
The campus was named one of the “most unwired” (wireless) campuses in the United States in 2005. WiMAX is the next generation (4G) of wireless and has a much broader access than the WiFi signal, meaning you can connect to the NMU network from more places off campus than ever before. The campus is also completely wired.
The "academic mall" at NMU consists of the Learning Resources Center and Olson Library, Jamrich Hall, the Seaborg Science Complex and the Hedgcock Student Service Center, which houses the Reynolds Recital Hall. The arts plaza includes Forest Roberts Theatre, Thomas Fine Arts, McClintock, and the Art and Design Building that includes the DeVos Art Museum. The other main academic facilities are Whitman Hall, Gries Hall, Cohodas Hall, and the Jacobetti Complex.
There are ten residence halls, as well as several on-campus apartment buildings. There are also several high-tech specialty computer labs, a speech-language and hearing clinic, two art galleries, two on-campus radio stations, a public TV station, a university center with bookstore and meditation room, as well as one of the premier sports complexes in the Midwest, which includes the Superior Dome – the largest wooden dome in the world.
One aspect of the NMU campus students say they enjoy most is that everything is within easy walking distance.