Resources for Graduate Students
Have a question or concern? You’re in the right place. This list of resources and the Graduate Student Handbook will quickly point you in the right direction, saving you time and letting you get back to your studies faster.
- Contact the Departmental Coordinator in Fisher 107 to be assigned keys, a desk, computers, and research space.
- Access to telephone, mail service, photocopier, supplies, and printer is through the front office staff in Fisher 118.
- The Laboratory Safety Plan is maintained by the Departmental Safety Officer.
- The work obligation of teaching assistants is handled by the Lab Coordinator.
Semester Start Checklist
Register for Classes
Registration, Enrollment and Full-Time Status (Graduate School and Registrar)
Graduate students are required to register at Michigan Tech each academic-year semester (fall and spring) from the time that they enter a graduate program until the time they receive their degree.
Meet Insurance Requirements
Student Insurance (Human Resources)
Michigan Tech requires all international and graduate students hold comprehensive health insurance.
Review Tuition Support Requirements
- Tuition support is for a maximum of NINE CREDITS.
- Research Only Mode status requires NINE CREDITS with your research advisor.
- PRE-APPROVAL is required for registering in non-physics courses.
- Student-voted fees, the International Student Surcharge, and late fees are not paid by the department or University.
Attend Safety Training
Pre-Register for Graduate School Orientation (New Students)
Pre-registration is required. Please register online so that we can plan for your attendance.
Attend Graduate School Orientation (New Students)
Orientation will introduce students to expectations for graduate students and the basics of responsible conduct for research. Students will also learn about the services available on campus to support their success.
Learn about honors and awards for graduate students, including Finishing Fellowships and DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships.
Learn about external funding opportunities by deadline and research area.
Read information on the several types of assistantships Michigan Tech offers to support students during their education.
Find the current rates for tuition and fees.
Find local jobs in the community or on campus.
Graduate Colloquia—All Graduate Students
During the fall and spring semesters, the department holds a colloquium series on Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. in Fisher 139. Its purpose is to broaden each student’s education by bringing leading researchers and speakers in different areas of physics to campus. The series is open to the public, and attendance is required of all degree-seeking graduate students in the department. For more information on the series, see physics colloquia.
Discover how the GSG serves all graduate students by seeking to enrich their professional and personal development through events, advocacy, and service.
Get involved, stay informed, find support, and explore the community.
Connect to Michigan Tech's online community.
Find mentorship opportunities, workshops, and more.
Learn about the Houghton Community Health Center, a division of Portage Health, located at the Student Development Complex (SDC).
Anonymously report unusual behavior or alarming events on campus.