Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Parents and Family Schedule 2018

August 25-26, 2018

Saturday, August 25

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 Pete Lee
9-11 p.m.
Rozsa Center (10) Theater

Sunday, August 26

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.  

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


A variety of information sessions about campus resources, the college transition, academic life, and student life will be offered for parents and family. Check back for more details. 

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

A variety of information sessions about campus resources, the college transition, academic life, and student life will be offered for parents and family. Check back for more details. 

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


A variety of information sessions about campus resources, the college transition, academic life, and student life will be offered for parents and family. Check back for more details. 

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 the first-year class and their families as you are welcomed to Michigan Tech, and meet the people who will help your student make the most of their college experience.  You will be welcomed by University President-Elect Richard Koubek 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