Parents and Family Schedule

August 22-23, 2015

This schedule is tentative. All events and times are subject to change.

Saturday, August 22nd

1:00 p.m.-4 p.m.
Army ROTC Cadet and Parent Orientation - ROTC 101

This orientation session is for students who are enrolled in Army ROTC and their parents.  You will meet the ROTC Cadre and staff, validate your scholarship, and learn about enrollment requirements.

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Family Campus Tours
Orientation Team Leaders (OTLs) will take you on a brief tour of Michigan Tech's Campus.  Tours begin at 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Parent and Family Orientation Welcome and Opening Session - Rozsa Center Theater

Parents and family members will learn more about common first-year transitional issues, the many resources available on campus, and how to help your student from a distance. You’ll also gain insight about the changing relationship with your college student through entertaining real-life scenarios presented by Orientation Team Leaders (OTLs).

Sunday, August 23rd

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sibling Orientation - Memorial Union Ballroom

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. 

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Campus Tours
Walker (11), Front Lawn
The Orientation Team Leaders will guide you through Michigan Tech’s campus and give you a taste of our friendly culture. Tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., rain or shine.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Parent and Family Orientation Information Sessions
—Locations Vary
Worried about your student’s health or safety? Want to hear about how your student can get involved on campus and succeed academically? Don’t worry… you’re not alone! The conference-style Parent and Family Information Sessions will address topics like these and answer all of your questions.

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Student Services Offices Open
—Locations Vary
If you have any brief questions you need answered before business hours on Monday, many University offices will be open to assist you and your family.

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
University Welcome

Meet the people who will help your student on his or her journey to success. We will kick off Orientation Week, introduce you to Michigan Tech, and hear a welcome from University President Dr. Glenn Mroz and Vice President of Student Affairs and Advancement Dr. Les Cook.

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Strawberry Shortcake Social & Family Farewell
Take a break and enjoy this social featuring local strawberry shortcake for new students and their families! Tickets purchased in advance for family members can be picked up at the Rozsa Center Box Office. Extra tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Box Office. In the event of rain, please eat in your student’s residence dining hall. Families of commuter students may eat in the dining hall of their choice.

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Parent Reception
—Keweenaw Brewing Company, Downtown Houghton
Join fellow Michigan Tech parents, local alumni, and University faculty and staff for an informal gathering and light refreshments at the Keweenaw Brewing Company (KBC) following the Strawberry Shortcake Social & Family Farewell.

Sponsored by Michigan Tech Alumni Association