Northern was founded in 1899 as Northern State Normal School. What started as a small group of students who enrolled to become teachers has evolved into a comprehensive university that has educated thousands of people in its 120+ year history.
NMU has a population of about 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs.
The Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (IRPA) office supports the University's mission by conducting the annual 10th day census of the student body, completing key state and federal reporting requirements, fulfilling the institution's accreditation responsibilities, supporting university assessment in both academic and auxiliary services, and providing analytical and research support to better understand the performance of our students and how best to help them achieve their goals.
Career Services seeks to assist NMU students and alumni with career exploration and job placement concerns. It provides resources and services focused on assisting students with career placement and career decision-making activities linking NMU students and alumni with potential employers, teaching effective job-search strategies and providing supportive information and resources to faculty and staff in addressing the career-related concerns of students.
The Student Service Center is where students can address a variety of issues. Students can receive many services and get answers to a wide range of questions about payments, registration, housing and financial aid, among other things.
Through both our physical location in Elizabeth and Edgar Harden Hall and online, our goal is to offer you the services, resources, and support that you need to succeed in the classroom, workplace, and community. Our library faculty and staff are eager to work with you.
The HelpDesk is committed to providing the highest level of quality support to NMU students, faculty, and staff. Support is provided for NMU network connections, network services, and NMU issued software and computers, including TLC notebooks. Limited support for other systems may be provided or referred to other service providers on campus as available.
The Northern Michigan University Health Center offers a wide variety of services, acute care (sore throat, UTI, pink eye, ear infections), annual physical and gynecological exams to chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes, asthma). Referrals to specialists are also available.
The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association is dedicated to cultivating a strong tradition of loyalty and engagement among alumni, students, friends and community while advancing the interests of the university. All graduates are members of the NMU Alumni Association. No fees or sign-ups needed.
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