Parents and Family Schedule 2017

August 26-27, 2017

Saturday, August 26

New Student Check-In                                Move-in
9-6 p.m.                                                            9-6 p.m.
Rozsa Center (10), Lobby                                 Residence Halls

Rest and Relaxation Zone
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Van Pelt and Opie Library (17), Cafe
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.

Campus Tours
4-5 p.m.
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.

Parent and Family Orientation  Welcome and Opening Session
6-7:30 p.m.
Rozsa Center (10), 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.

Comedian Eric O'Shea
9-11 p.m.
Rozsa Center (10) Theater
As a veteran performer of over 1800 colleges and universities, let Eric's clean wit and priceless observations take you through your embarrassing childhood and hidden everyday moments that drive you insane!  His unique, high-energy show is unlike anything you've ever seen before.

Sunday, August 27

Sibling Orientation
8:30 a.m. - Noon
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.  Registration is required.

                                           Program Session One (9-9:45 a.m.)


Co-ops/Internships - Value added to Classroom and Career
Fisher (15), Room 135
Co-ops and internships are quickly becoming a key component of the corporate recruiting process.  They serve as experiences that allow students to explore and define where they would like to begin their careers, while identifying the corporate culture they are most comfortable and successful operating in.  Come learn how your students can engage in this experience and the benefits it will produce.

Leaders in Letters: A Parent's Guide to Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fisher (15), Room 139
Involvement with a Fraternity or sorority can be one of the most meaningful experiences for college students.  This session will help parents and families to better understand Greek life at Michigan Tech, the mission and values that guide our students, and what their students can experience by joining a chapter.

Student Services Office Hours
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Financial Aid                                            Registrar's Office                    Counseling Services
Student Billing/Cashier's Office           Admin (1), Suite 130                 Admin (1). 301
Admin (1), Suite 103

User Services                                          Transportation Services         Student Disability Services
Van Pelt and Opie Library (17)               Admin (1)m Suite 100               Admin (1), Suite 130

Student Health Services Open House
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p,m.
SDC (24), UP Health Systems University Center, 600 MacInnes Drive
The Houghton Family Health Center is located on campus and offers a complete spectrum of primary care services.  Staff will be present on Sunday to give tours, answer questions, set up appointments, and help address any other healthcare needs.

                                            Program Session Two (10-10:45 a.m.)


Academic Challenges,Habits, and Resources: What Parents Should Know
Fisher (15), Room 135
Learn about important Michigan Tech Resources for students and parents.  This session will help you as a parent understand some of the primary transition issues and services to help support your student.

Dining 101, Nutrition and Allergies
Fisher (15), Room 138
This session will provide an overview of the many aspects of our dining services, from residential dining to retail.

Get Involved with Student Activities
Fisher (15), Room 139
Encourage your student to discover Michigan Tech through Student Activities!  This session will provide an overview of student organizations, community service events, the Outdoor Adventure Program, leadership opportunities, and other ways to get involved at Tech.

                                           Program Session Three (11-11:45 a.m,)


ExSEL Student and Parent Info Session
Dow (8), Room 641
This session provides an opportunity for new ExSEL participants and parent to meet ExSEL staff, learn about the program and ask questions.

Generation Study Abroad: A World of Opportunities in the 21st Century
Fisher (15), Room 138
In the last twenty years, study abroad has evolved beyond a European backpacking trip/  Now students can embark on a study abroad program that fits their personal, professional, academic, and financial needs.  Whether sailing across the world aboard a ship, interning at a magazine company in Spain, volunteering at an orphanage in Latin America, or conducting research in a Norwegian laboratory, a world of opportunities awaits your Husky in the 21st century!

Reading as Inquiry: Parent and Family Discussion
SDC (24), John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
Join Michigan Tech faculty and staff to discuss this year's Reading as Inquiry book:  Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet.  Be ready to share your thoughts and opinions.  Bring your book to this meeting.


                                            Other Events

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

University Welcome Social
2-3:30 p.m.
SDC (24), Multipurpose Room
After the University Welcome, head out to the Multipurpose Room to relax, enjoy some light refreshment, and talk to faculty and staff.  Families, make sure to say your good byes at this event, as the students will have Orientation activities starting at 3:30 p.m.

Parent Reception
4-6 p.m.
Keweenaw Brewing Company, 408 Sheldon Avenue, downtown Houghton, MI
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 Avenue and on the parking ramp behind the building.

Sponsored by Michigan Tech Alumni Association