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NMU Commencement

Congratulations to the upcoming graduating class. The December 2017 graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Superior Dome. Graduates are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. in the Vandament Arena. Rehearsal takes place the day before at 2:15 p.m. in the Dome.

Live Stream

You will be able to view the live stream on-line free of charge at NMU Commencement.  Friends and family in the U.P. also have the option to view the ceremony live on WNMU-TV Public TV 13. 

Speech-to-text service for the commencement ceremony is accessible live via smartphone or tablet at NMU Commencement Speech-to-Text.

Video on-demand will be available after the ceremony on NMU May 2017 Commencement

Commencement Speakers

Every commencement features a distinguished guest speaker as well as a graduating student speaker. As speakers are known, they will be posted in these places and in a press release. See transcripts of previous distinguished guest speakers and previous graduating student speakers remarks. 

The May 2017 commencement speaker and student commencement speaker were <a href="/commencement/jason-jennings-may-2017">Jason Jennings</a> and <a href="/commencement/jeulani-gahiji-may-2017">Jeulani Gahiji</a>.Stay ahead of curve and follow the <a href="/commencement/ceremonychecklist">graduation checklist</a> to make sure that you have everything necessary to enjoy your day with friends and family. Purchase your academic regalia at the NMU Bookstore, located in the University Center. Friends and family of graduates should look for lodging in Marquette before graduation weekend to ensure a place to stay in the area. It’s never too early. To find a list of hotels in the area, visit the <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/admissions/node/114">accommodations website.</a>

Quick links

Alumni Association

Graduation doesn’t mean goodbye. Learn about NMU E-mail for Life, discounts and benefits available to NMU alumni, and how to stay connected at www.nmu.edu/newgrad.

Contact Us

Bookstore / bookstore@nmu.edu / 906-227-2480
Registrar’s Office / records@nmu.edu / 906-227-2258