Parents and Family

Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015

Parent and Family Orientation will start on Saturday evening with a Parent Welcome and Opening Session, and will be followed by more events specially created for the family members of first-year students on Sunday. Activities include a strawberry shortcake social, campus tours, the University Welcome, and a variety of informational seminars. The majority of activities will conclude by Sunday at 4pm.  

Attend Parent and Family Orientation to:

  • Gain an understanding of the adjustments your student will face in his or her transition to college.
  • Become familiar with Michigan Tech’s Parent/Guardian Philosophy.
  • Learn where and how to get support from Michigan Tech.
  • Become physically acclimated to the campus.
  • Feel confident in your student’s ability to succeed at Michigan Tech.

Sibling Orientation

Date: Sunday, August 23, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $15.00 per sibling
Where: Memorial Union Ballroom

Purchase Tickets Here

While parents are attending Parent and Family Orientation, siblings can have their own fun and exciting experience! Siblings will be placed in groups based on their grade level.

The cost for participation is $15.00, which includes all supplies and lunch. Pre-registration is required. 

For further information, contact the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.

Strawberry Shortcake Social

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Cost: $5.00 for family members and guests, new students and children under 5 are free
Where: Walker Lawn


After the University Welcome join us for some relaxing food and fun at the Strawberry Shortcake Social and Family Farewell. Michigan Tech first-year students and children under five eat for free; family members and guests, tickets are available for purchase via the Central Ticketing Office online or by phone at 906-487-2073. Please purchase tickets in advance.

Information Sessions