Parents and Family Schedule

August 24, 2014

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

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10:00 a.m.–Noon
Parent and Family Orientation Welcome and Opening Session

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).

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.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 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 11:00 a.m., rain or shine.

1:00 p.m.–4:00 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.

3:00 p.m.–5:00 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 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Family Picnic
—Walker (11), Front Lawn
Take a break and enjoy this picnic 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.

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
University Welcome
SDC (24), Wood Gym
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.

7:30 p.m.–9:30 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 University Welcome.
Sponsored by Michigan Tech Alumni Association