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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...

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....

Graduating in four years essential

Northwind Staff February 14, 2013

A 2006 report from the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education compiled by Kyle I. Jen, a fiscal analyst, ranked NMU ninth out of the 15 public universities in Michigan in terms...

NMU grads find careers

Hannah Fermanich October 4, 2012

Graduation is only a few short months away for many NMU students, and while the prospects of life after college might seem daunting, NMU’s graduate survey report should give students a glimmer of hope. The...

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