New Student Checklist

Okay, you've conquered the admissions process and you have received your "Welcome to NMU" letter and folder. Now what do you do?

  Checkbox Create your MyNMU account

If you have any questions while creating your account, please don't worry.  We are here to help. You may contact the NMU Help Desk at 906-227-2468.  Please be ready to provide your NMU I.N.

  Checkbox Visit MyNMU "Admitted to NMU" page.

MyNMU is a tool used by NMU students to access a variety of information including class schedules, grades, transcripts, and financial aid information.  Since you are admitted to NMU, you may access MyNMU to take you through the next steps to finalize your enrollment.  This includes such activities as registering for orientation, housing, applying for scholarships and accessing your financial aid when it is available (in late March for those admitted for the fall semester).  You may also begin to use your NMU e-mail address if you so choose.
  Checkbox Sign up for new student orientation online. Make sure you send in your orientation deposit or pay online with a credit card. The sooner you attend orientation, the more likely you are to have more choices for your first semester class schedule.
  Checkbox Starting in Summer? Contact ACAC for summer course registration assistance.
  Checkbox Confirmed for orientation? Now review course placement information, including foreign language, math and English course placement.    
  Checkbox Sign up for housing online. Make sure you send in your housing deposit or pay online with a credit card. (See the NMU housing requirement to see how this applies to you!)
  Checkbox Apply for Financial Aid. NMU provides a Financial Aid Pathfinder tool to help guide you through the process! Students admitted for the fall semester should submit the FAFSA by March 1 to receive priority consideration for aid. Students admitted for other terms should contact the Financial Aid Office for guidance. Once you have received your financial aid package from NMU, look it over, and then contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.  
  Checkbox Learn about course registration options and follow the path that best fits your student type. 
  Checkbox Attend Orientation- learn a lot and have fun! 
  • Check out the student organizations and student employment while you are on campus for orientation. ( and
  •  Perhaps meet someone you would like to be roommates with (or would like share an apartment with if you are an eligible transfer student).
  • Get directions to Marquette and maps online.
  • Tuition billing for new students is generated after the final Fall, or the final Winter, orientation session. Payment Plans are available.    
  Checkbox Housing and roommate assignments are usually mailed out early in August.  Contact your new roommate to discuss who is bringing what (you don't want to show up during move-in with two DVD players and no TV). 
  Checkbox Get excited about starting your college experience at NMU!  The first official day of classes is always at the end of August.  Check out the academic calendar for this year's important dates.
  Checkbox Have fun at during your first weekend at NMU! 
  • Move in
  • Meet your roommate
  • Buy your books
  • Pick up your notebook computer (you'll be notified about when and where)
  • Walk around campus (check out where your classes are located)
  • Attend some activities with your family and/or your new roommate

If you have been admitted as a re-entry student, a part-time student, a military veteran or a post-baccalaureate student some or all of these may not apply to you. Contact the admissions office with any questions you have about your admission status and your next steps to becoming a NMU Wildcat!