Dear students:

As our state continues to try and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, today Governor. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay home, stay safe order. To support this effort, and comply with the order, Northwestern Michigan College will extend the closure of all five of its campuses in Traverse City for two additional weeks, through at least April 13.

Virtual instruction of classes are scheduled to continue through April 27. You can also see a complete list of canceled events here. The college will announce a decision on commencement and the remainder of the semester’s activities this week. 

The following NMC services remain closed:  

  • The Hawk Owl Café in the Oleson Center
  • Northwest Grind–Starbucks in Osterlin Library
  • The NMC Fitness Center
  • The NMC Bookstore
  • Osterlin Library
  • Lobdell’s: A Teaching Restaurant
  • The Hagerty Center
  • The Dennos Museum Center  

This is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation. We will continue to communicate with you to keep you safe and limit the disruption to learning as much as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your instructor or use this feedback form.

As we get updates and changes, we post them first on Please check there for the latest information. 

Available resources

NMC has also compiled a list of resources to help you succeed in your studies during this challenging time, which include the following: