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Northern Michigan University Student Life

Northern Michigan University is on a 360-acre campus in a small town setting in Marquette, Michigan. There are many activities and organizations for Northern Michigan University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Northern Michigan University also has fraternities and sororities.

Northern Michigan University has a thriving EcoReps. In fact, more students participate in EcoReps than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Northern Michigan University include Student Nurses Association, National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association, His House and Northern Michigan Constructors.

Northern Michigan University students' favorite campus events are Fall Fest, Make a Difference Day and The Drag Show.

Does Northern Michigan University Offer Student Housing?

Northern Michigan University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Northern Michigan University students live off campus. In 2021, 43% of undergrads at Northern Michigan University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 57% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Northern Michigan University. There are 3,200 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,734 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Northern Michigan University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Northern Michigan University Athletics

At Northern Michigan University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Northern Michigan University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Football NCAA Division 2 Intercollegiate Sport
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Skiing (Cross Country) NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Crew Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Sport NCAA Division 2
Rowing Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Rugby Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Sailing Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Weight Lifting Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Wrestling Intercollegiate Sport NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport NCAA Division 2
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Volleyball Intercollegiate Sport NCAA Division 2

Safety at Northern Michigan University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Northern Michigan University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Northern Michigan University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Northern Michigan University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Northern Michigan University has Lighted pathways/sidewalks.

Plan a Visit to Northern Michigan University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Northern Michigan University, take U.S. Highway 41 to Marquette, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sawyer International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Northern Michigan University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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