Family Weekend

FAMILY WEEKEND 2017

Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8

WHAT IS FAMILY WEEKEND?
Family Weekend is a time for you to feel a part of your student’s college experience at Northern Michigan University. The schedule of events includes a variety of activities for your family to enjoy and it also allows for informal time with your son or daughter.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO PARTICIPATE IN FAMILY WEEKEND?

  • Contact a local motel of your choice if you require overnight accommodations (www.marquettecountry.org) or call the Marquette Country Convention & Visitors Bureau (906-228-7749).  Note:  This should be done as soon as possible (rooms fill up fast!). 
  • Check back here to see what events are planned for 2017 (we'll be posting events as they are determined).

 

NMU Family Weekend Welcome

 

FAMILY WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6:NMU Family Weekend

U.P. Fish Fry & Entertainment - 4-8 p.m., The Marketplace
Join us for an evening of good food and enjoyable music as NMU's Dining Services features a traditional Upper Peninsula all-you-care-to-eat fish fry. Tickets can be purchased at the door and if your Wildcat has a meal plan, he/she has the option to use guest meals.  usic will be provided by Jim & Ray (many of you will already be familiar with Jim & Ray through the Summer Orientation picnics).

Women's Volleyball:  NMU Wildcats vs. Tiffin University Dragons - 7 p.m., Vandament Arena (PEIF) 

Play:  Noises Off - 7:30 p.m., Forest Roberts Theatre
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Tickets will be available mid-September through the NMU Ticket Office.

Performance:  Kid Ace, Illusionist - 8 p.m., Jamrich 1100
Family show (G rating); admission is free. 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
Tailgate Party – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PEIF
Fire up for this Family Weekend tradition featuring welcoming comments by NMU personnel and performances by several groups (including the Wildcat Marching Band), prior to the NMU vs. Ashland football game!  Tickets ($7 for NMU students on a meal plan or a meal swipe, $7 children 6-12, free for children under 5, $14.50 for adults) are available at the NMU Ticket Office; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.  

Football:  NMU vs. Ashland Eagles - 1 p.m., Superior Dome
Watch the football Wildcats in action vs. Ashland in a GLIAC clash.  Tickets can be purchased through the NMU Ticket Office.  NMU students are admitted free of charge. 

Play:  Noises Off - 1 p.m., Forest Roberts Theatre
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Tickets will be available mid-September through the NMU Ticket Office

Women's Volleyball:  NMU Wildcats vs. Ashland Eagles - 4:30 p.m., Vandament Arena (PEIF) 

Hockey:  NMU Wildcats vs. Lake Superior State University Lakers - 7 p.m., Berry Events Center
Tickets will be available mid-September through the NMU Ticket Office (the first 1200 NMU students are admitted free).  

Film: Dunkirk, 9 p.m., Jamrich 1100

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
Family Weekend Brunch – 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Marketplace
NMU Dining Services and the Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University will be teaming up to provide a delicious brunch.  Tickets can be purchased at the door and if your Wildcat has a meal plan, he/she has the option to use guest meals.  

Women's Soccer:  NMU Wildcats vs.  Michigan Tech Huskies, 1 p.m., Soccer Field

      
 
 
 
 

 

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