McNair Scholar Visitation Program

McNair Scholar Visitation Program

McNair programs and scholars are invited to attend NMU's first McNair Scholar Visitation Program to learn about graduate programs. Participants are invited to Marquette, MI on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 to meet with faculty and staff to discuss their research, tour campus and find out about campus resources, and learn about the vibrant Marquette community. The deadline to register is September 1. 

Register to attend at the link here: 

NMU McNair Program staff will use the information you provide on the registration form to set up appointments with a faculty member in your area of interest. Every effort will be made to also give your the opportunity to visit lab space and sit in on a class. 

***Travel is not covered by NMU or NMU McNair Program***

1. Participants get three meals covered on Friday, September 15

2. NMU provides a voucher for 50% off your hotel stay at one of the approved lodging providers: see the list here

3. For students who drive to Marquette, a visitor parking pass will be issued.

4. The NMU McNair Program will arrange meetings with faculty and departments. 


Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 14

Before 6 p.m.

Arrive at hotel, check in with NMU staff, dinner on your own or with group

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Science on Tap at the Ore Dock Brewing Company

Friday, September 15

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Optional group walk along Lake Superior Shoreline

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Coffee & snacks / Meet Graduate Education Staff

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Welcome – Dr. Kerri Schuilling - Provost

Applying to Graduate School – Dr. Lisa Schade-Eckert – Director Graduate Education

Research at NMU – Dr. Robert Winn – Director of Research

  Q&A with Office of Graduate Education Staff

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Campus Tour

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lunch with graduate students in Olson Library

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Faculty & Academic Department Meetings / Campus Resources

6 p.m.

Debrief and dinner at Delft Bistro in Downtown Marquette


NMU offers the following graduate programs. To learn more about graduate admissions, visit the Office of Graduate Education Webpage

On-Campus Programs


MFA – Creative Writing
MA – English


MS – Psychology
Master of Applied Behavior Analysis


MS – Biology
MS – Postsecondary Biology Education
MS – Integrated Biosciences

MS – Exercise Science
Master of Business Administration
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Online and Hybrid Programs

Educational Administration: Administration and Supervision
Educational Administration: American Indian Education Administration and Supervision
Educational Instruction
Reading Endorsement
Reading K-8
Reading Specialist K-12
Higher Education in Student Affairs 
Learning Disabilities 
Public Administration - Masters 

Clinical Molecular Genetics

Travel Arrangements

Hotel Arrangements

A block of 10 rooms is being held at the Ramada Inn in Downtown Marquette. Contact the hotel directly and mention the McNair Scholars Visitation Program for a 50% off room discount upon arrival. Check in will be available off the lobby at the Ramada where students can pick up their packets. Students who choose not to stay at the Ramada can pick up their packets starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company (view map.) 

Ramada Inn Marquette
412 W. Washington
Marquette, MI 49855 

Other Lodging Options

Airport Travel

Marquette, MI is located 17 miles north of Sawyer International Airport. Get directions from Sawyer to Marquette here: Sawyer is serviced by Delta and American Airlines. 

Transportation from Airport

Checker Transport Marquette - Phone (906) 226 7772 - Link to website.

If you are arriving by air, email with your flight itinerary. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you in Marquette!