Participate in the NMU Cat Pack program!

Donate the following items to the Cat Pack program or help volunteer at Cat Packs on Thursdays at 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army and you will earn your team 10 extra points for WinterFest. These items will be donated to elementary school children in the area whose families have expressed a need for food during the weekend when their children are not receiving free or reduced meals.

  • Individual Fruit Cups (12 count)
  • Raisin boxes (6 count / 1 oz. boxes)
  • Applesauce cups (6 count)
  • Easy Mac cups (4 count)
  • PopTarts (16 count)
  • Granola bars (12 count)
  • Plastic Jars of Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Individual Packets of Oatmeal


Want a behind the scenes experience to WinterFest?

Do you like event planning and love school spirit? Then the Special Events Committee is for you! The Special Events Committee (SEC) is looking for motivated and enthusiastic students to plan Northern's WinterFest and Homecoming. For more information, come to a SEC meeting on Mondays at 8:30 p.m. in Conference Room B of the University Center or contact 




WinterFest Human Sled Dog Races, Tug-Of-War, and Winter Obstacle Course, Saturday February 13

Come join us in the Payne/Halvy Courtyard for a fun afternoon of competitive games. Help your team make the most creative sled for Human Sled Dog Races, be the strongest team to win the Tug-Of-War competition and be the fastest team to complete the Winter Obstacle Course. 




WinterFest Airband Competition, Monday February 15

Come join us for a fun night of performances from Resident Halls, Student Organizations, Northern Lights Acapella, and your favorite performances from last year. Join us and Double Trouble in Jamrich 1100 at 7 p.m. for fun night. 





WinterFest Open Skate: Tuesday, February 16

From 6-9 p.m. in the Berry Events Center. The Open Skate features Double Trouble DJs, free skate rentals, but if you have your own skates it is appreciated if you bring them as supplies are limited and hot chocolate. The event is open to the NMU and Marquette community members.



WinterFest Formal & Ms. & Mr. WinterFest Competition: Thursday, February 18


Come join us for a night of dancing, a Mr & Ms WinterFest Competition, raffle and a photo booth. Dust of those fancy dresses and tuxedos and bring them back up after break. Join us in the Great Lakes Rooms at 8 p.m. for an elegant night. 

More information

WinterFest Events

WinterFest Rules & Entry Forms

WinterFest Event Committees

WinterFest 2016 Winners

Photo Galleries

The Special Events Committee works hard to bring you all the fun and exciting events that occur during WinterFest. If you have ideas as to how to improve our events, please e-mail or join the Special Events Committee in Conference Room B (University Center) on Monday evenings at 8:30 p.m.