Northern Michigan University’s physical campus is made up of more than 50 facilities. It is located just minutes from the shore of Lake Superior and from downtown Marquette, Michigan. One aspect of Northern’s campus that students say they enjoy is that everything is within easy walking distance.

The Academic Mall, campus’s main quad, is surrounded by Harden Hall, Jamrich Hall, Hedgcock Student Service Center, the Seaborg Science Complex, Weston Hall, and West Science. The arts plaza is right down the sidewalk and includes Forest Roberts Theatre, Thomas Fine Arts, the Art & Design building, and McClintock. Other main academic facilities are Whitman Hall and the Jacobetti Complex.

The campus also features several high-end specialty computer labs, a speech and hearing clinic, two art galleries, two on-campus radio stations, a public TV station, a university center with a bookstore, and one of the premier sports complexes of the Midwest, which includes the Superior Dome – the largest wooden dome in the world.