tour on campus

Customized Individual Visit

Customized in-person visits are tailored to your interests and needs based on a menu of options.  Your visit may include a campus tour with a current student, a meeting with an admissions counselor, and meetings with faculty members and various other departments. See the registration form for a full list of options. 

Customized Virtual Campus Visit

Meet one-on-one with a faculty member in your academic area of interest, chat with an admissions counselor and many more options. Our virtual visits are all conducted via live Zoom interaction. 


Student Section at an NMU hockey game

Additional visit options

Wildcat Weekend - NMU's open house events - March 15 - 16, 2024 and October 18 - 19, 2024


Saturday Visit Dates for Fall 2023

November 18

December 9

Winter 2024

January 27

February 17 - UP 200 Weekend

March 16 - Wildcat Weekend

April 20

Please contact our Campus Visit Program office at 906-227-1709 or at to register for one of these listed Saturday visits.


8:45-9:00 Pre-registered guests check in

9:00-10:00 Admissions presentation

10:00-12:00 Walking Campus Tour

*The Admissions presentation is a general NMU presentation for those wanting to learn more about NMU. If you are already admitted and know a lot about NMU already, you may want to schedule a one-on-one visit or reach out to your admissions counselor to go over what option might be best for you.

Group  Visits

Bringing a group of students to explore campus? Call or email our Campus Visit office at 906-227-1709 or at to be connected with one of our group tour coordinators.  * Please do not fill out the campus visit request form for group tours.


Family Weekend Hike on Sugarloaf

Staying in Marquette

Participants in NMU's in-person Campus Visit Program can receive 50% off ONE night room rate from select lodging establishments in Marquette. The coupon is good Sundays - Thursdays only. Please inquire about the coupon when scheduling your in-person campus visit with NMU's Campus Visit Office to get all the details. Restrictions may apply

While you're here, make sure to see all that Marquette has to offer. Check out the Travel Marquette website for information on hotels, things to do in the area and events during your stay. 


Want to see the students who will be showing you around?


'Emily Rose Bonneville

Sports Science

Hometown: Boyne City, MI
High School:  Boyne City High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Catholic Campus Ministry, Wildcat Marching Band, Swing Dance club, Prolife club

Favorite Marquette Activity:  Swimming in Lake Superior, hammocking, hiking, and anything outside. 

Best Advice for Incoming Students

It's ok to change your mind or be unsure of what your future looks like! it is just as important to figure out what you don't like as it is what you do like! It is all a part of the journey, just enjoy where you are at. 


Phoebe Martin

Nursing Major & Business minor

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Community College:  Foothill College

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Multicultural Student Nurses Association, Superior Edge, Student Fellow Leadership Program, Lake Superior Life & Care Hospice Volunteer

Favorite Marquette Activity: Volunteering, hiking, hanging out with friends, thrifting at 906 Restyle, and studying with coffee at the Crib

Best Advice for Incoming Students:

  1. Be where you are.

  2. Don’t worry about what you aren’t doing or think you need to do more.

  3. Strive to be a high achiever and not a perfectionist.


Rowan Martin

Computer Science

Hometown: Marquette, MI

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Gender/Sexuality Studies Student Association, Queers and Allies, Campus Cinema, NMU Hoop House, Native American Student Association

Favorite Marquette Activity: Swimming in the lake, going to local festivals and events, and hanging out at the local coffee shops.

Best Advice for Incoming Students:

  • Try going to your professors’ office hours the first week of class to introduce yourself. This will allow you to find their offices easily if you need their help later in the semester and help you to get to know your professors. 
  • NMU provides tons of resources for student...

David Mendez Cruz

Social Work & Spanish

Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School:  Marine Leadership Academy

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Latinx Student Union, NMU Greek Council, Student Social Work Organization, Superior Edge, House Government (Sunset Strip), NMU Student Ambassador, National Association of Social Workers

Favorite Marquette Activity: Exploring the local restaurants and thrift stores, swimming at McCarty's Cove & watching the northern lights at Wetmore Landing.

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Be authentically you. Never change your ways to please others and put yourself out there. After your time at NMU, all we have are memories and a degree so enjoy every minute you can!


Chloe Patterson


Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
High School:  Bloomfield Hills High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Hunt Hall Government, Toon Town Government, NMU Student Ambassador, Student Leadership Fellowship Program (SLFP)

Favorite Marquette Activity: I love going to the beach after class in the summertime, and going skiing after class in the wintertime. I also love going to the farmers market on the weekends!

Best Advice for Incoming Students: College is a big change! It's okay if it takes longer to adjust than you originally attended. Get to know the people you live around, and befriend you RA's. Everyone's here to support you!


Tas Stoetzner

Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management

Hometown: Jenison, MI
High School:  Jenison Senior High School
Community College: Grand Rapids Community College

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): NMU Rowing

Favorite Marquette Activity: Attending community events the city or businesses organize through the year, and exploring Marquette trails and beaches.

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Go to campus events that sound fun to you, and put yourself out there to try new things that sound interesting.

Simon Swager

Simon Swager

Earth Science

Hometown: Climax, MI
High School: Climax-Scotts Jr. /Sr.  High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Catholic Campus Ministry, Marching Band, Protect Life at NMU, NMU Animal Club, House and Hall Government, Superior Edge, Student Leader Fellowship Program. 

Favorite Marquette Activity: Stocking up on snacks and then going stargazing with my telescope near Little Presque Isle! 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Find something you enjoy doing in high school and continue it in college. Whether band, sports or squirrel watching, having something constant during the college transition makes things more comfortable. 

Alyssa CVP

Alyssa Verba


Hometown: Stephenson, MI
High School: Stephenson High School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Wildcat Marching Band and Catholic Campus Ministry. 

Favorite Marquette Activity: I LOVE going to all of the local coffee shops! Currently, Cruisin' Coffee is my go-to, but I also love Babycakes! I also love hiking around Presque Isle and Sugarloaf Mountain, especially when the Northern Lights come out!

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Don't be afraid to try new things! College goes by WAY faster than you might think. Remember that your mental health is important, though, and be sure to make it a priority as you enter college.


Gracie Witt

Sports Science

Hometown: Bruce Crossing, MI
High School: Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated School

Groups and Organizations (current and past involvement): Student Leader Fellowship Program, Superior Edge, Lutheran Campus Ministry/Common Grounds, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Platform Personalities, Honors Program, University Choir

Favorite Marquette Activity: Going for a hike along the water, hammocking, and hanging out at a coffee shop afterwards! 

Best Advice for Incoming Students: Put yourself out there, try new things, and don't be afraid to say yes! It can seem intimidating, but getting involved and putting the effort to meet new people will be so worth it!

NMU Student Outside in the Winter

Growing up in the U.P., my family and I visited Marquette often. I have always felt comfortable [in the city], and I decided to come to NMU because it was the only college that truly felt like home.

Kendall Burmeister

Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Other Options for Visiting Campus

Presidential Scholars Competition is an opportunity for high achieving high school seniors to compete for scholarships. Stay Tuned for upcoming competition dates (usually held in October and November). 

Summer Camps for high school students focus on sports, culture, the environment and more.