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Graduating class reflects, prepares for future

Graduating class reflects, prepares for future

Ryan McChesney April 23, 2021

The graduating class of 2021 has had an unexpected final year. Due to COVID-19, commencement will be virtual. NMU will host its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 10 a.m. and...

A photo of the wildcat statue on NMU campus

Winter commencement ceremony to be held online

Rayna Sherbinow February 25, 2021

In a year full of virtual events, online club meetings and classes held over Zoom, it should come as no surprise that graduation is receiving a digital makeover this semester. Traditionally hosted in...

Peter Smedley/NW

Graduates will zoom in on December 6th for commencement. Others can also join the zoom meeting found at

Virtual commencement for summer and fall graduates

Peter Smedley November 19, 2020

Students who graduated in the spring 2020 semester were the first to be virtual graduates of in-person colleges. With the relentless spike in Covid-19 cases around Marquette, NMU will be having another...

At 8:30 a.m. May 5, students and community groups will protest Gov. Rick Snyder speaking at commencement by gathering along Presque Isle Avenue and Fair Avenue by the entrances to the Superior Dome where the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Students plan on standing and turning their backs during Snyder’s speech.
Photo by: Neil Flavin

Protest set for commencement ceremony

Trevor Drew April 26, 2018

As an act of protest during Gov. Rick Snyder’s speech at the May 5 commencement ceremony, some graduating seniors and students in attendance will stand up and turn their backs, according to a press release...

Students from the “Protest Snyder at Graduation” Facebook page meet in Jamrich to discuss possible protest options for the commencement ceremony. Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Snyder accepts invite, students plan protest

Trevor Drew February 8, 2018

The same day NMU officials announced Gov. Rick Snyder will speak at NMU’s May 5 commencement, a Facebook group was created to organize students who want to protest his address. Since its creation...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Petition makes way to Erickson following Snyder invite

Winter Keefer November 30, 2017

A student-led petition against Gov. Rick Snyder speaking at NMU’s May commencement has been sent to Snyder and will be presented to President Fritz Erickson on Friday Dec. 1. The petition will also be...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Erickson to invite Snyder for May commencement

Winter Keefer November 2, 2017

In a move that has sparked controversy among NMU faculty, President Fritz Erickson will soon extend an invitation to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to be the commencement speaker at next semester’s graduation....

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