Parents and Family Schedule 2016

August 20-21, 2016

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

Saturday, August 20

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New Student Check-in and Move-in
Rozsa Center (10), Lobby

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rest and Relaxation Zone
Van Pelt and Opie Library (17)
Visit the Library Cafe and relax.  Learn about services the Library offers or take advantage of the available computers, reading materials, and comfortable chairs.  You can even purchase some Starbucks coffee to enjoy outside on the Rovano Plaza.

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Family Campus Tours
Walker (11), Lawn
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) and hear advice from Dean of Students, Dr. Bonnie Gorman.  Immediately following the program will be an opportunity to meet some important staff members on campus and get your questions answered.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Evening Entertainment
Rozsa Center (10) Theater
Come to the Rozsa for some laughs with a family-friendly comedian. 

Sunday, August 21

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sibling Orientation - Douglas Houghton Hall (31) 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.  Sibling orientation is appropriate for children in grades 5 to 12. Cost is $10.00.

Purchase tickets here.

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 11:00 a.m., rain or shine.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New Student Check-in and Move-in
Rozsa Center (10), Lobby

9:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Parent and Family Orientation Information Sessions

We will offer a variety of information sessions throughout the day.  Each session will highlight campus resources, and offer time for questions and answers.  Sessions will be offered once during the day.

Session 1:  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Topics include:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • ExSEL Mentor Program
  • Dining Services

Session 2:  10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Topics include:

  • Nutrition and Allergies
  • Parent Resources
  • Career Services
  • Pavlis Honors College

Session 3:  11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Topics include:

  • Campus Involvement
  • Study Abroad
  • Reading as Inquiry
  • Academic Transition

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Student Services Offices Open

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.

  • Financial Aid, Student Billing/Cashier's Office - Administration Building (1) Suite 103
  • Registrar's Office, Student Disability Services - Administration Building (1) Suite 130
  • Counseling Services - Administration Building (1) Third floor

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Health Services Open House
SDC (24), UP Health Systems University Center
The Houghton Family Health Center, located in the University Center (600 MacInnes Drive) is here to provide health services to our students right on campus. They offer a complete spectrum of primary care services including annual exams, treatment of acute and chronic conditions, sports medicine, preventative medicine and much more. Staff will be present on Sunday to give tours, answer questions, set up appointments, check in allergy serum and help address any other healthcare needs.

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
University Welcome and First-Year Class Photo
SDC (24), John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
Join the first-year class and their families, as you are welcomed to Michigan Tech. Meet the people who are dedicated to help your children make the most of their college experience. The Welcome includes remarks by University President Glenn Mroz, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Les Cook, and the Orientation executive staff. Please park in Lot 24 at the Student Development Complex.

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
University Welcome Social

SDC (24), Varsity Gymnasium
After the University Welcome, head over to the Varsity Gym to relax and talk to faculty and staff. Families, make sure to say your goodbyes at this event, as the students will have Orientation activities starting at 3:45 PM.

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Parent Reception
—Keweenaw Brewing Company, 408 Sheldon Ave. 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.  Parking is available on Sheldon Ave and in the ramp behind the building.

Printable Schedule for Parent Orientation

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