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Being northern at Camp NMU

Homecoming week full of activities, games, and competitions
CAMP NMU — The theme for this years homecoming week.

Next week is Homecoming week for Northern Michigan University. Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming alumni and celebrating students coming back to school after summer break. This year NMU is keeping many traditions with the theme being ‘Camp NMU.’

To start the week off, there is the sidewalk chalk competition, taking place on Monday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the academic mall. This event is where groups of students and individuals come together to show off their chalk art for the whole campus to see. The best design corresponding with this year’s homecoming theme will win. 

Later followed by a pre-parade party at the Superior Dome 4-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, continuing to the parade the next day which will be on Third Street starting at 5:30 p.m.

Then on Saturday, Sep. 16, is the homecoming football game where NMU goes up against the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse beginning at 2 p.m. in the Superior Dome.

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And wrapping up the week is the Dead River Games on Sept. 17 at Clark Lambros Beach Park.

“I just love to see what creative ideas people come up with for their floats, and I love getting invested in the obstacle course at Dead River Games,” Ali Deutsch said, fourth-year student at NMU and special events coordinator for the Center of Student Enrichment.

More information for these events can be found on The Hub.


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Abigail Faix
Abigail Faix, Features Editor
My name is Abby, I am a fourth-year student at Northern. I am studying Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Political Science. I've always been passionate about journalism since I was in high school. I was offered this position as a Journalism Practicum student and am now so thankful to have the opportunity to write for The Northwind as the new Features Editor. I've found that The Northwind has led me to more connections throughout the university and community than I would find on my own. I'm always interested in getting to know new people and what's happening around Marquette.