Life at NMU

Why do we say “Northern, Naturally”?  Having the world’s largest lake at our doorstep is one reason. So are the hundreds of miles of hiking, biking and motor sports trails within minutes of campus.

But we also say it because you may find the fit so perfect – so natural – that you’ll be right at home.

Residence hall life
Besides great friends, a top-rate education and an amazing experiences, life at Northern prepares you for a great career. Read what Amanda Rosenburg says about her experience at NMU in the current Alumni Blog

Yes, you’ll attend your classes, but what else will you be doing as a student at Northern?  There’s so much stuff to choose from. There’s a student organization or club – almost 300 at last count-- for just about every interest. If you’re into investigating the paranormal, anime or improv comedy, there’s a group. Cheer on your fellow Wildcats at a hockey game or volleyball match. Join a competitive club sport or an intramural team.  Try out for a theater production. The sky is the limit.

Want something a little less ambitious? How about attending one of the hundreds of programs, events and activities that occur on the Northern Michigan University's campus every year? And you can get in the middle of presenting events by joining one of our programming organizations.

No matter what you're interested in, there's bound to be someone else at NMU who shares your passion.