There’s more to NMU Dining than just serving up delicious food! Check out some of the great programs we’ve got going on.

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  • Bakery and Gifts
  • Dine Responsibly
  • Student Employment

Bakery and Gifts

Surprise your favorite Wildcat with a delicious treat from NMU Bakery and Gifts!

NMU Bakery and Gifts is here to provide the university community with a taste of home. We offer delicious fresh-baked cookies, brownies, cupcakes and our specialty cookie cake. These tasty treats are available to order just for fun or for special events such as birthdays or finals week. If you would like to make the day of an NMU student, we ask that orders be placed at minimum 2 business days prior to the day of celebration. We will then notify the student by email and phone the day prior to pick up.

Online orders are suspended for the summer but will re-open for Fall semester. 

Dine Responsibly

Dine Responsibly is NMU Dining’s set of sustainability initiatives and practices.

Click the button below to learn more about the sustainability efforts made on behalf of NMU Dining.

Dine Responsibly

Student Employment

Our Dining Services staff is a highly motivated group of individuals working as a team to provide you with service that exceeds your expectations.

NMU Dining Services employs more than 450 students each semester with a total student payroll of nearly $1,000,000 per year. We offer competitive starting salaries ranging from $7.40 to $10.45 per hour (wages are subject to change depending on minimum wage increases).

In addition, you are given an opportunity for advancement based upon your work performance. Many of our student employees work in our department their entire college career and advance from kitchen attendant to student supervisor. What a great addition to a job resume!

There are many other advantages to working in Dining Services. We work around your class schedule, you get to meet a lot of great people, and there is no need for transportation with a job on campus.

The Dining Services Department has various positions which may be available and for which you may apply. We also offer positions in various Dining Services locations on campus. Those include:

View available positions and apply here

For more information contact Manager of Employment Operations & Training at Room 203 Cohodas Hall or call 906-227-2522.

  • Meals On The Go
  • Sick Tray
  • FAB

Meals on the Go

When there’s no time to dine in, get your “Meals on the Go!”

“Meals on the Go” is a convenient program available to students with a meal plan. If you are unable to dine-in during a designated meal period due to a conflicting event, “Meals on the Go” allows you to preorder and pick up a meal. This service is available for lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday, with Fridays upon request. To participate in this program, you are asked to complete and submit a “Meals on the Go” application form. You can download the application form here. Please print, fill out, and return the application to the Simply Superior Catering and Events Office, 1104 University Center. To ensure a safe and high quality product, we ask that meals are eaten within four hours of pickup.

This service is available

Monday – Thursday (Fridays upon request) Lunch & Dinner

The Wildcat Express Office will deduct one meal for this service if the student fails to pick up brown bag meal.

Students will request their “Meals on the Go” from the cashier at Northern Lights Dining and the Wildcat Den. The cashier will swipe the student’s card and deduct a meal from their plan.

To ensure a safe and high quality product, lunches must be consumed within 4 hours of pickup.

The participant is responsible for notifying the Northern Center events when they want to stop the “Meals on the Go” program, by emailing or calling 906-227-2623.

Sick Tray

If you’re not feeling well, rest up while a friend picks up your meals.

NMU Dining, as well as Housing and Residence Life, would like to ensure the comfort and wellness of all residential students by offering the Sick Tray Take-Out Request program. If you are not feeling well enough to leave your room or believe that you may be contagious, we ask that you take advantage of this great program by first downloading the Sick Tray Take-Out Request form. The completed form must be signed by either your Resident Advisor or Resident Director before a friend, roommate or suitemate may pick up your meal.

Click Here For Sick Tray Form

Please remember, if you are ill it is best to rest in bed and have your meals delivered.


The Food Advisory Board is comprised of student representatives selected by ASNMU from each residential hall and off-campus dining patrons.

This group meets several times a semester with Dining staff to discuss the Residential Dining Facilities, Retail operations, and the convenience store.