What is K-Day?
K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition at Michigan Tech that is held every year on the Friday of the first week of classes. Each year on K-Day, classes release at noon so our students can celebrate their beautiful surroundings in the Keweenaw Peninsula and learn about ways to get involved and connected at Tech. K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students attend, so be sure to check out this amazing event so you don't miss out!
Where is K-Day?
K-Day is held on the shores of Lake Superior at McLain State Park. (McLain State Park is about a 20 minute drive north, and the park sits on the west side of the Keweenaw Peninsula.)
Activities and Food
There's plenty to do at K-Day! You'll find lots of food and snacks, music, inflatable games, and more. Best of all, more than 200 of Michigan Tech's Registered Student Organizations will have booths set up so you can learn more about them and learn how you can get involved. With well over 200 Student Organizations at Michigan Tech, there is something for everyone!
While you're welcome to drive to K-Day yourself or carpool with friends, Student Activities does offer large buses that will be shuttling students back and forth. Our large buses are air conditioned and pick up from the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on-campus. They will drop you off inside the park so you can get right to the action. Buses depart about every 30 minutes and will return to the park until all students have been picked up. For students that drive themselves, there is a park entry fee and limited parking inside the park. However, parking just outside of the park is available at no cost.
K-Day is sponsored by Greek Life and Student Activities.
Michigan Tech is proud to have our 20 fraternities and sororities volunteer and lead in order to make this event possible each year.