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Campuses & Facilities

NMC has several campuses in and near Traverse City, Michigan:

Main Campus

NMC main campus entrance welcome signMain entrance: Front Street (U.S. 31) at College Drive, Traverse City, Michigan

Mailing address: 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686

Apartment Buildings

1880 College Drive - 1884 College Drive

NMC has three apartment buildings providing one and two bedroom apartments for married couples and single parents.

Beckett Building

1890 College Drive

The building was named for James J. Beckett, Chair Emeritus of the NMC Board of Trustees and longtime volunteer on behalf of the College. The building has six general-purpose classrooms, two multimedia classrooms, one computer lab and one distance learning classroom. It also has faculty offices, a conference room and several study areas.

Biederman Building

1703 East Front Street

The building contains general-purpose classrooms, student interaction areas, one computer lab, Student Health Services, the office of Public Relations & Marketing, and faculty offices for Health Occupations, Science and Math. It is named for NMC founder Les Biederman, chair of the first Board of Trustees.

Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive

This major museum facility, named for donors Michael and Barbara Dennos, includes three galleries for changing exhibitions, an interactive gallery for children and a gallery for NMC’s collection of Inuit art. It also features a classroom-size theater and sculpture court gallery. The 367-seat William and Helen Milliken Auditorium has an open stage and offers performance space for NMC music, drama and dance departments as well as community and visiting groups.

East Hall

1770 College Drive

This residence hall has rooms for about 200 students and offices for the housing staff. It was remodeled in 2002.

Founders Hall

1740 College Drive

The offices of Institutional Advancement and the NMC Foundation and two conference rooms are located here.

Health & Science Building

1705 East Front Street

This 54,700-square-foot building features state-of-the-art teaching laboratories for science courses such as chemistry, biology, physics, and geology; and for health courses such as dental and nursing. There are also six general-purpose classrooms and many “interactive spaces” for students in study rooms and hallways. The spacious lobby features the NMC Welcome Center and the building is connected to the Biederman Building at its southwest corner. It was built in 2001.

Okerstrom Fine Arts Building

1870 College Drive

The building has studios, classrooms and a Macintosh computer lab for art and music, as well as an 84-seat recital hall. In 2000, the building was named in honor of Shirley S. Okerstrom, former member and chair of the NMC Board of Trustees and a supporter of the arts.

Oleson Center for Continuing Education

1881 College Drive

This conference center, remodeled in 2006, features three meeting rooms which can be used separately or as one large room, a teaching kitchen and a multi-purpose room. The Oleson Center was named in honor of the Gerald and Frances Oleson family which has provided long-term support of the college through the annual Barbecue and other donations.

Osterlin Building

1550 College Drive

The Osterlin Building was named after Dr. Mark Osterlin and Mrs. Helen Osterlin. It houses the Osterlin Library, Advising Center, Student Success Center, Educational Media Technologies, Career and Employment Services, classrooms and computers.

Power House

1580 College Drive

This small brick building houses the power plant for the college.

Rajkovich Physical Education Center

1860 College Drive

The building has a gymnasium, fitness center, dance studio and classrooms. In 1969, it was named after Nick Rajkovich, a former faculty member who developed the NMC physical education program. In 2000, Frances Rajkovich’s name was added to the building in recognition of her generous support of NMC.

Scholars Hall

1450 College Drive

This building contains general-purpose classrooms, the photography laboratory, the Writing & Reading Center, faculty offices for Communications and Social Sciences and many student study areas.

Tanis Building

1701 East Front Street

The building was named for Preston N. Tanis, the first president of NMC who directed the college from 1951-1970 and wrote its first history. In this building are the offices of the president, educational services, admissions, financial aid, registration and records and computer services.

Welcome Center

1705 East Front Street

This information headquarters is located in the lobby of the Health & Science Building.

West Hall & Student Center

1720 College Drive

Remodeled in 2002, West Hall houses the college’s food service, student and staff dining rooms, the campus bookstore as well as offices for the college radio station, newspaper, magazine, personal counseling, student government and honors program.

Wise Memorial Clock Tower

Located south of East Hall on the main campus, the clock tower was named for benefactors Harold and Imogene Wise and was erected with private donations from NMC founder Les Biederman, the Wise family, and NMC faculty and staff.

Great Lakes Campus

NMC Great Lakes Campus715 E. Front St. at Barlow Avenue, Traverse City

This facility on the West Bay waterfront houses the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Great Lakes Culinary Institute and Lobdell's: A Teaching Restaurant, the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute and the Hagerty Conference Center. The two buildings are connected by a glass exhibition hall to preserve views of the bay. The harbor is being redeveloped to improve its function and accessibility.

Hagerty Conference Center

The Hagerty Center is a full-service banquet and conferencing facility located at the Great Lakes Campus, providing state-of-the-art technology and a professional staff. For more information, contact a Hagerty Center representative at (231) 995-3100.

Aero Park Campus

NMC Aero Park Campus2600 Aero Park Drive, Airport Industrial Park, Traverse City

Automotive Service Technology Building

2510 Aero Park Drive

This facility contains the Automotive Service Technology Program.

Aero Park Laboratories

2525 Aero Park Drive

This facility houses NMC’s Renewable Energy and Construction Technology programs and NMC Shipping and Receiving.

Aviation Hangar

2550 Aero Park Drive

This building contains the hangar and flight simulator for the NMC Aviation Program. Aviation Program offices are located in the Parsons-Stulen building (formerly "M-TEC").

Parsons-Stulen Building (formerly "M-TEC")

2600 Aero Park Drive

This facility provides and supports training in the areas of manufacturing, construction, aviation and information technology. It also is home to NMC's Bridge Program, Training & Research Services, and Energy Demonstration Center. Named after John T. Parsons and Frank L. Stulen, local innovators who created “numerical control,” the Parsons-Stulen Building contains a flexible learning environment, including a “high bay” area for construction and manufacturing, plus computer labs, an interactive television classroom, conference room, and faculty and staff offices.

University Center Campus

NMC University Center Campus2200 Dendrinos Drive, off Cass Road between 14th Street and South Airport Road, Traverse City

This 30-acre parcel was purchased in 1989 and was formerly owned by Sara Lee Corporation.

Schmuckal Building

This building is named after generous NMC benefactors, Arthur M. and Mary E. Schmuckal. It houses the NMC University Center, which offers more than 40 bachelors completion and advanced degree programs in partnership with eight Michigan universities. Also located at the University Center Campus is NMC Extended Educational Services, which provides community and continuing education offerings, administrative services, human resources and the business office. Attached to the Schmuckal Building is the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Building (1995), which added a new second floor in 2000 for University Center classes.

Rogers Observatory

NMC Rogers Observatory1753 Birmley Road, between Garfield and Keystone roads, south of Traverse City

Rogers Observatory

This facility is named after former science/math division director and instructor Joseph H. Rogers, who spearheaded construction. The structure contains a classroom area, dome, telescope and darkroom. It was constructed to house astronomy classes and provide an educational program for community groups. It opens regularly to the public for free public viewing.

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