Campus Wayfinding Plan

Northern Michigan University SignNorthern Michigan University SignC.B. Hedgcock Building sign

In 2009 the university developed a new Wayfinding (exterior signage) plan to better define the campus boundaries and help visitors quickly and efficiently find their way to and around campus. The goal was to create a more comfortable campus experience that nurtures students and welcomes visitors by defining the campus entries and providing information to key destinations at all major intersections. Distinct routes from City streets to campus, improved campus entry signs, new building signs and pedestrian and vehicle guide signs are all proposed as part of this new plan.

Phase 1 & 2 of this project included the installation of a new entry sign at all campus entrances, one of the major trail blazers directing visitors from city streets to campus and a new building sign for the C.B. Hedgcock Building, along with a new entry sign at the NMU Golf Course.

As part of the Jamrich Hall replacement project, two new building signs, one parking lot sign, and two vehicle guide signs will be installed to direct people to the new facility.