Welcome to the official website for the Michigan Tech Experience Tech initiative. Browse through the pages on the left to access the most up-to-date information on what the fee is, what it includes, and who to contact for answers to your questions. If you have additional questions, see the Frequently Asked Questions page or feel free to mail email@example.com. Thank you for visiting!
Experience Tech Benefits
Mont Ripley Ski Hill
Mont Ripley is already highly favored among Michigan Tech students. During the 2007-2008 season students purchased over 925 season passes and upwards of 3000 daily passes. And now with recent additions such as the Copper Hoist chair lift and several new snow guns, skiing and snowboarding at Ripley is at it's best. So go ahead, tear up the slopes.
If you have never skied or snowboarded and would like instruction, Michigan Tech offers several physical education courses where beginners and the experienced can receive weekly lessons.
What it covers:
The fee includes access to Mont Ripley ski hill (when there's snow on the ground of course) and one 50% discount on ski or snowboard daily rental package.
The hill can safely support 1000 users at a given time, and to make sure that we are within that limit students are required to sign in (swipe your ID card) at the chalet before hitting the slopes. At that time you will be given a day pass, which means that every time you want to use the hill you must visit the chalet to get a pass.
Visit the Mont Ripley website for more information.
Gates Tennis Center
Come and play tennis at the newly renovated Gates Tennis Center! Enjoy a set or two on the recently resurfaced indoor courts, and with over 1000 court hours available each month, playing tennis year-round has never been this easy. Your fee also covers one hour non-student court rental.
Just call 906-487-2073 to make a reservation. Bring your non-marking tennis shoes or purchase a pair at the desk! Simply bring your valid Tech ID and the attendant will point you to your court.
For additional information on hours, rental rates, and reservation policies please see the Gates Tennis Center website.
Portage Lake Golf Course
Dust off your clubs, it's time to go golfing. The course usually opens around the May 1 and stays open into October. If you have always wanted to golf but never got around to it, or if you want instruction to improve your swing, Michigan Tech offers several Physical Education courses ranging from the beginner up to advanced players. Student renal clubs available for $5.00.
Visit this website or call 906-487-2641 to book your tee time and don't forget to bring your Tech ID with you. Please see the official Portage Lake Golf Course website for further details on rates, location, course information, and policies.
A block of 750 reserved seats will be held for Michigan Tech students with a valid ID. The block is for all regular season home games. One non-student admission to open skate at the SDC is also included.
Beginning Tuesday at Noon and ending Thursday at 9 pm prior to the Friday/Saturday hockey series, tickets can be picked up from the Central Ticket Office located at the Student Development Complex.
At the time of pick up students can view available seating locations. If a student would like to sit next to a friend, it is best for both the student and their friend to pick up tickets at the same time. Each student is required to show a valid Michigan Tech Student ID. Only one ticket will be distributed to each student.
There is one exception:
Registered student organizations can follow the procedure below to obtain group (minimum group size is 10 attendees) tickets:
- Select one representative from your group to coordinate reserving tickets.
Group members planning to attend the game should give their first and last name along with their 16-digit Tech ID number to the representative (please do not e-mail your M-number).
The group representative will then e-mail those names and numbers in a single e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the date of the game(s) being requested.
The Ticket Office will e-mail the group representative when the tickets are ready to be picked up.
Groups who continue to use one of their members’ Tech ID numbers for future events without that person’s permission will be disqualified from group ticket privileges.
Tickets must be picked up before game time.
What if all 750 E.T. Tickets are sold out?
In the past, when the block of 750 reserved Experience Tech hockey tickets ran out, those still wanting to purchase a student hockey ticket were charged up to $12. However, the Athletic Department has reduced this to $5 for the remainder of the 2012-13 regular season. As long as reserved seating is still available on the student half (North side) of the arena, you will receive a reserved seat for $5 after E.T. tickets are gone. Once reserved seating is sold out, you will receive a standing room ticket until those are sold out at which time all ticket sales stop per fire code.
Regardless of whether the ticket you pick up is an E.T. ticket or a purchased student ticket, you will be required to show your student I.D. at the time you pick up your ticket, and at the entrance on game night.
What if E.T. tickets are not sold out by game day?
Beginning one hour before game time on game day, if there are still tickets remaining in the block of 750, students should proceed to the Northwest entrance of the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The remaining tickets in that block can be picked up only at this location (student tickets will not be available at the Ticket Office on game nights). This is also the only location for students to enter with Experience Tech tickets.
Note: Michigan Tech Students can still purchase season tickets if they would like to be guaranteed the same seat location for every home game at a low price of $175 (a savings of 37% over the general public price)
The Intramural-Sports program has been an integral part of the Michigan Tech experience since the early 1970’s. Over the years we have offered a variety of recreational activities for the Michigan Tech student body. We continue to improve and expand our recreational services and facilities. We strive to be innovative and creative in satisfying the recreational needs of the student body.
What it covers:
Free IM-Sports program (no entry fees)
Due to restriction of ice time, ice hockey will be restricted to 50 teams (there were 29 teams in 2011).
A deposit is required to help reduce forfeits (please see Deposit/Forfeit Policy below).
Deposit/Forfeit Fee Policy
Because the true purpose of intramurals is participation, forfeits cannot be tolerated. Team managers are responsible for providing enough players for their team so forfeits do not occur. If extra players are needed, a list is available on our website, IMleagues.com/MTU, of individuals who are seeking to be on a team. The IM office must be contacted as soon as possible if a team is forced to forfeit a game.
The only sport to be charged a prepaid forfeit fee will be ice hockey. The charge will be $150. This fee must be paid when the team manager registers their team. The full amount will be refunded if the team does not forfeit any games. The charge for a forfeit in ice hockey is $75.00. Forfeit fees are to be picked up at the Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology Office at the conclusion of the season. Team managers will be emailed the information on collecting the fee.
For all other Intramural leagues (3 or 5 game round robin tournament), if a team forfeits a game they will be charged $10.00.
The supervisor will fill out a form that a forfeit has occurred. He/she will put it in the folder with the score sheets. The director in charge of that sport will contact (email or phone) the team manager the following morning. A designated team member must come up to the Central Ticket Office where they will pay. If the fee is not paid by the designated time the team will be dropped from the league and not participate in any IM sports until their fee is paid.
1st forfeit: $10.00 to remain in the league.
2nd forfeit: Dropped from the league. Must pay the $10.00 to play in any other IM sports.
Paying the fee does not cancel the forfeit. It is still a forfeit. Two forfeits and the team is dropped from league play and playoffs.
DEADLINES FOR PAYING FORFEIT FEES:
|DAY FORFEIT OCCURRED||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|DEADLINE TO PAY||Tuesday @ 3:00 PM||Wednesday @ 3:00 PM||Thursday @ 3:00 PM||Friday @ 3:00 PM||Monday @ 3:00 PM||Monday @ 3:00 PM||Monday @ 3:00 PM|
Game time is forfeit time! At game time the clock timing the contest will be started. At this time, the offended team is given the option to take the victory or wait up to 10 minutes for the other team and play the game. Once the decision is made by the offended captain, it may not be reversed and the outcome of the contest will stand. Any time consumed by waiting for a team shall be taken off the time allotted for the game.
In the event that neither team is ready to play at the designated starting time, a double forfeit will be declared.
Visit the Intramurals-Recreational Sports Services website for more information.
Visual and Performing Arts Department Events
Admission to Visual and Performing Arts performances are a part of the Experience Tech program. One non-student admission to EACH Visual and Performing Arts Performance (approx. 26 per year) is also included.
Events take place both at the Rozsa Center and the McArdle Theatre. Tickets can be ordered for all events at several different locations: the Central Ticket Office located at the Student Development Complex; the Rozsa Center (2 hours prior to each performance); the McArdle Theatre (1 hour prior to each performance); online at www.tickets.mtu.edu; the Kiosk in the Memorial Union Building and the Rozsa Center Lobby. For more information please contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department at (906) 487-2067 or the Central Ticket Office at (906) 487-2073 or email email@example.com.
Visit the Visual and Performing Arts website for more information!
Outdoor Adventure Program
The Outdoor Adventure Program is publicly founded by the Experience Tech fee. Michigan Technological University being located in Houghton in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the Keweenaw Peninsula, is a prime location for outdoor adventure, and the OAP wants to get you outside and active!
We help connect students to the outdoors through guided trips, leadership training, information sessions, equipment rental, and by working closely with student organizations to help advertise and program events. We have been busy working hard to bring students excellent outdoor opportunities.
Each person who has paid the Experience Tech fee also gets 1 day snowshoe rental! You must visit OAP in person with your Tech ID to take advantage of the offer.
You can also get access to Nordic ski equipment rental for the Recreational Trails.
Visit www.oap.mtu.edu for more information.
Wellness programming is partially paid for by the Experience Tech fee.
Visit the Wellness website for more information.