Your Michigan Tech experience begins at New Student Check-In, where you'll receive your orientation and housing information (if you are living on campus). New Student Check-In will take place in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the following dates:
- Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, August 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you'll be living in the Michigan Tech residence halls, they open for move-in starting on Saturday, August 25, at 9:00 a.m. A few notes about moving in:
- You can move in on either Saturday, August 25, or Sunday, August 26.
- Volunteers will be available to help you move in.
- Pack appropriately and see the list of things to bring at Admissions.
- Family members who will be assisting you and/or staying for Parent and Family Orientation should reserve hotel rooms, as they are not permitted to stay in the halls.
- The first dining hall meal served will be brunch on Saturday, August 25.
- Check-in details will be included in your housing assignment letter and sent via HuskyMail in late July.
During Orientation at Michigan Tech, you'll learn about academics and campus resources, meet other students, and have time to get settled before classes begin. Orientation begins on Sunday, August 26, and continues through Saturday, September 1. Participation in Orientation is required for all new students. A detailed Orientation information booklet will be mailed to you in June, but you can start preparing for Orientation online.
If you are a student-athlete who plays a fall sport, you will attend Student-Athlete Orientation and select Orientation week programs. This special session will allow you to familiarize yourself with Michigan Tech and still have time for practice. Athletes in all other sports will attend the week-long Orientation that begins on August 26. If you need information about which Orientation to attend, please contact your coach.
Parent and Family Orientation
You're not the only one preparing for college life—your family is going through a transition as well. That's why we offer a Parent and Family Orientation program on Sunday, August 26. In addition, a Sibling Orientation is offered on Sunday for siblings of Tech students entering grades 6–12. Parents and family members are also invited to the Family Picnic on Sunday. Details about purchasing tickets will be included in the Orientation booklet.
There are plenty of hotels, motels, and other places for your family to stay while they're in the area—head to Admissions for a complete listing.
Keweenaw Nature Orientation Week (KNOW)
Join the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) and get in the KNOW! The OAP offers week long outdoor experiences in the Upper Peninsula. Trips are planned for August 2012. Take advantage of all the Upper Peninsula has to offer and get a sneak peek at some of the best scenery in Michigan, all while getting to know your future classmates. Trip registration will open in May. Visit online for more information.
Summer Reading as Inquiry
Summer Reading as Inquiry is a University-wide initiative coordinated by the Department of Humanities and Student Life to help prepare you for college-level reading, inquiry, and discussion. A new summer reading book is chosen each year by a committee of students, faculty, and staff members. All first-year students are required to read this book before arriving at Michigan Tech.
During Orientation, you will meet with a member of the faculty or staff and your Orientation team to discuss the book as a group. Then, the author of the book or a well known scholar will speak about the story, its characters, and its themes. The book choice will be announced in spring and information will be sent to you with all of the summer reading details. You can also visit online for more information.
AlcoholEdu is a program designed to educate college students about the risks associated with alcohol. This personalized program allows you to customize your experience. All first-year students and transfer students with fewer than 30 credits are required to complete AlcoholEdu before arriving at Michigan Tech. More information about this program will be included in the Orientation booklet you will receive in June, including instructions on how to create your login and deadlines for program completion.