All students living on campus are required to participate in a meal plan, which allows them to eat at either the Wildcat Den or the Marketplace All freshmen are required to have a Constant Meal Plan which allows for unlimited meal swipes. After their freshmen year, students can remain on the Constant Meal Plan or choose from either the 14 meals/ week or 8 meals/ week plan.
Meal plans can be changed prior to the beginning of the semester with the Housing Office (227-2620). After the semester begins, changes to meal plans may be made for the first two weeks of the semester at the Wildcat Express Office, located on the first floor of the University Center.
When living in the residence halls at NMU you are required to have one of the Residence Hall Meal Plans. However, dining services recognizes that there are certain circumstances that may make a meal plan on campus an issue. We have a process to receive a “Room Only” contract (i.e. no meal plan). The following are examples of cases for application of a “Room Only” contract.
- Medical Problem
- Financial Problem
- Cultural/International Reasons
- Other (must explain situation)
If you would like to apply for a “Room Only” contract please download the application in PDF format. The instructions are on the first two pages and the application follows. A decision will be made upon submission of the application.
Download Room Only Application
NMU has a registered dietitian to serve the student population on campus. They would be happy to talk to you about any dining questions you may have and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions dealing with your food options can be directed to the manager of the dining location.
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To enter the dining facility, your card is swiped and you have a reasonable amount of time to eat all that you would like to. If you leave the dining location, you must swipe your card again to eat.
CatCa$h can be added by cash, check or credit card in the Wildcat Express Center, at nmu.managemyid.com or at the LRC through the Value Port cash machine. The Wildcat Express Center is located on the first floor of the University Center. Their phone number is 227-1686. They are open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.
Dining Dollars and CatCa$h function in a similar way but have some important differences. CatCa$h must be added by students to their ID card. Dining Dollars expires at the end of the winter semester while CatCa$h never expires. Both are accepted at the following locations: Fieras, Cat Trax Convenience Store, the Marketplace, the Wildcat Den, Starbucks, Café Libri, Smoothie King, Temaki & Tea and Melted. Additionally, CatCa$h can be used at the NMU Bookstore and Learning Resources Center.
The guest passes are also on your Card. When entering or paying for your meal, tell the Dining Services employee that you would like to use a guest pass for your visitor’s meal.
It is very important to immediately notify the Wildcat Express office or log on to https://nmu.managemyid.com if your card is lost or stolen. If your Wildcat Express card was linked to your Wells Fargo checking account, you should also notify your Wells Fargo banker if your card becomes lost or stolen. Your Wildcat Express card can be replaced for a fee at the Express Center located on the first floor of the University Center.
When your NMU Wildcat EXPRESS Card is linked to a Wells Fargo checking account, you can use it to make PIN-debit purchases using your Personal Identification Number and for free access to cash at Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide. All ATM and/or PIN-debit transactions using your NMU Wildcat EXPRESS Card are deducted from your primary linked Wells Fargo checking account.
Visit any Wells Fargo banking location including those located nearest to campus (shown below). Wells Fargo bankers will also be on campus during peak times throughout the school year.
- 1106 University Center | 906.226.0006
- 101 West Washington Street | 906.228.1425
- 1300 North Third Street | 906.228.1270
- 2025 US Hwy 41 West | 906.228.1323
You will need two valid forms of identification:
- Government-issued identification card from the federal, state, tribal, local, or foreign government. Examples include: Driver’s license, state-issued ID card, passport, and military ID.
- Second identification from the above list, or a recognized business, educational institution, or government agency. Examples include: Student ID card, Social Security card, Resident Alien card, and Matricula Consular card.
You can LINK your new NMU Wildcat EXPRESS Card to your existing Wells Fargo checking account by visiting any Wells Fargo banking location in Marquette.
No. It is not a credit card. When you use your linked Wildcat EXPRESS Card to get cash or make purchases, funds are automatically deducted from your primary linked checking account.
You need to immediately notify BOTH NMU and Wells Fargo for a Wildcat EXPRESS Card that is linked to a Wells Fargo checking account. Wildcat EXPRESS Card holders without the banking option need only notify NMU.
- To notify NMU: Please call (906) 227-1686 or visit the Wildcat EXPRESS Office located at 1227 University Center.
- To notify Wells Fargo: Visit your nearest Wells Fargo banking location or contact Wells Fargo Phone Bank 24/7 at 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557).