Don't Forget Family Weekend

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Parents and siblings of NMU students are invited for Family Weekend starting Friday, Oct. 17. There are events throughout the weekend meant for the whole family including the NMU football game and a brunch on Sunday. Learn more

News and Information

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Resources For Parents

Don't forget about the resources that are available to you as a parent of an NMU student



Future Parents, Learn More About NMU
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What makes a Northern Michigan University student unique? It's the countless opportunities and tremendous growth that students experience here. Learn more about Northern and don't forget to watch the video at
Presidential Scholars Competition Upcoming

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Academically talented students can participate in the Presidential Scholars Competition. The program helps top high school seniors compete for major scholarships to NMU. This year's scholarship competition takes place Sunday-Monday, Nov. 2-3  and Nov. 16-17. For details, visit

Important Fall Semester Dates

 Make a note of important dates for this fall semester. Thanksgiving recess begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Finals week begins Monday, Dec. 8 and continues until Saturday, Dec. 13. Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13. For more information, visit

Parents of December 2014 Graduates

graduate walking at commencementIt's not too early to make hotel reservations for the December 2015 commencement weekend. Area hotels recommend doing so at least one year in advance. The same holds true for events such as Family Weekend and Homecoming. If you need lodging, reserve it as early as possible.