Upcoming Events



Northern Now is a monthly, digital event series for alumni and friends hosted by the Northern Michigan University Alumni Association. Taking place on the second Wednesday of each month, the series provides a behind-the-scenes look at NMU students, departments, athletics, and more on campus with exclusive tours, interviews, and interactive events.

Northern Now, a digital event series for alumni and friends.


December 9: Northern Now with NMU Executive Chef Alden Griffus '10

Topic: Cooking with holiday leftovers

Northern Now: Elevate your holiday leftovers with Chef Alden '10

Join us on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. ET as we welcome Chef Alden Griffus CCC ’10, executive chef of dining services at Northern Michigan University, for a holiday cooking segment. Tired of eating turkey sandwiches and not sure what to do with all of those holiday leftovers? Along with NMU Catering Manager Derek Estes ’19, Chef Alden will show you how to make her favorite leftover recipes and share stories from her childhood and professional experience.


NMU Events Manager Dianne Stone ’10 will moderate the event and share audience questions LIVE with Chef Alden and Chef Derek.

Participants will receive the recipes ahead of time. The event is free and registration is required. Once you register, you will receive the link to the live stream.

Register here!

December 1: NMU Day of Giving

NMU Day of Giving on December 1, 2020

NMU Day of Giving is coming on December 1! Wear your green and gold, spread the word on social, get your future Wildcats involved, join us for a Coffee Chat and Happy Hour, and GROW WILD with us all day long!

#NMUGrowWild - #NMUDayofGiving - #CatsCare


Throughout the year, NMU alumni staff assist groups with planning reunions of classes, athletic teams, student organizations, fraternities and sororities and more.  Planning a reunion?  Contact us to see how we can assist: alumni@nmu.edu  or call 906-227-2610 and Check out our Reunion Planning Guide for helpful tips to make your reunion a success.

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Alumni Event Planning

Interested in gathering with alumni in your area at an event or reunion? Here are some tools that can help get you started:

Alumni Event Planning At a Glance

Alumni Event Planning Guide

NMU Master Calendar

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