October Wildcat Weekend Activities

Wildcat Weekend Activities


NMU’s Physical Education and Instruction Facility and Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Location:    Physical Education and Instruction Facility, located between the Superior Dome
                    and the Berry Events Center  
Time:           Friday and Saturday all day and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
Price:          Free

More commonly called the “PEIF” (rhymes with “beef”), this facility offers an indoor climbing wall, weight room, cardiovascular area, basketball courts, racquetball courts, swimming pool, and dance studios.   You can use the facility for free anytime on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.   Just check in at the information desk and let the worker know you’re visiting for Wildcat Weekend.  


Men's Division I Hockey vs. Bemidji St. 

Location:    Berry Events Center  
Time:           Friday, 7:07 p.m.
Price:          Free for Wildcat Weekend participants and their families.

Please contact NMU's Admissions Office at 800-682-9797, 906-227-2650 or admissions@nmu.edu to reserve your complimentary tickets to Friday's game. Reserved tickets can be picked up at the Berry Events Center beginning at 6:00 p.m.Get ready for an exciting game of Wildcat Hockey as they play against the Bemidji St. Beavers. Hopefully, you'll find yourself chanting, "Wildcat Goal!" 


Men's and Women's Division II Swimming and Diving Meet

Location:    PEIF Pool
Time:           Friday, 4:00 p.m.
Price:          Free

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they dive into competition against St. Cloud State, Minnesota State - Moorehead adn Northern State University. 

QUEST Event (Quality Undergraduate Experiences in Scholarly Training) 

Location:    West Science 2904
Time:           Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price:          Free

High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the QUEST event on October 14, 2016. The purpose of this event is to provide prospective students with the information on the importance of being involved in research/scholarship and other out of the classroom opportunities as undergraduates. During breakout sessions students will talk with NMU undergraduates who have been involved in research and scholarship, learn why these experiences are important and find out how to get involved. Breakout sessions include: Art & Design, Natural Resource Conservation and Sustainability, Computer Science & Technology, Bio & Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and Forensics and Investigation. Lunch will be provided plus a tour of NMU's research facilities. Pre-registration for this event is required and the registration deadline is October 5, 2016. Additional questions about the QUEST event can be directed to Heather Pickett, hpickett@nmu.edu or 906-227-2538. 


DeVos Art Museum

Location:    DeVos Art Museum, located in NMU's Art and Design Building
Time:           Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price:          Free

The current exhibit includes works by Vida Sacic and David Wolske entitled Correlation Matrix. It explores the visual aspects of letterpress printing. 


Fresh Coast Film Festival and Tours

Location:     Various local venues
Time:            Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at various times. 
Price:            Single Day Pass: $35. Full Weekend Pass: $60

Check out this one of a kind documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. A key component of the Fresh Coast Festival experience will be guided outdoor activities to introduce visitors to the outdoor playground of the Marquette area. Rock climbing, fly fishing, sea kayaking, waterfall hikes and mountain bike rides will all be offered as part of the Fresh Coast weekend. Join us for a weekend of storytelling, learning, and outdoor recreating like no other. For more information and to register online visit freshcoastfilm.com


Marquette Maritime Museum

Location:    300 North Lakeshore Blvd.
Time:           Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price:          $6.00 Adults (museum or lighthouse) $10.00 Adults (museum and lighthouse).

The Marquette Maritime Museum features a look through the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Plus you can take a walk through Marquette's iconic lighthouse. More information can be found at mqtmaritimemuseum.com

Marquette Regional History Museum

Location:  145 West Spring Street, Marquette
Time:         Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price:        $7 adults; $3 students

The Marquette History Museum is the oldest Historical Society in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The museum features a collection that includes artifacts from the prehistoric copper culture through current times. Each year, visitors from all over the world come to use the Research Library and view the museum's exhibitions gallery.


Marquette Points of Interest

Location:  See website for directors to scenic points in and near Marquette
Time:         Friday, Saturday afternoon and Sunday
Price:        Most are free but some do have a minimal cost. Check the website for details. 

Find directions to nearby waterfalls, hiking trails, museums and more on the Marquette Chamber of Commerce website.