Events

Family Weekend Events

Family Weekend Welcome Center

When you arrive to campus, be sure to stop by the Family Weekend Welcome Center in the Student Development Complex (SDC). We’ll have a schedule of events and local area information for you.

Stop by the Family Weekend Welcome Center throughout the weekend to ask questions, get directions, and more. If you have family-friendly activity suggestions for future Family Weekend events, please share them by emailing familyweekend@mtu.edu.

A full description of scheduled events is available in the drop down menus below.

Parking Meters and Lot 27 will be open at no cost beginning at 2:00PM on Friday, September 30. Visitors needing to park overnight during this weekend may park in lots 9 and 5 without a permit.

Friday, September 30, 2016

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1404 E. Sharon Ave, Houghton, MI
Free admission fro Michigan Tech Students with ID.

There are about 4,000 specimens on exhibit including the Guinness World Record 17-ton native copper slab.

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Family Weekend Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Family Weekend Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., or 11:30 p.m.
Cost: $2.00, FREE for alumni
Fisher Hall, Room 135

To celebrate Film Board's 30th anniversary, Film Board is putting on a classic 80's movie!  We will be selling cookies and other sweets in addition to our regular concessions.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Film Board. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Self-Guided Walking Tours of Houghton, Hancock, and Calumet

Take a historic walk through downtown Houghton, Hancock and Calumet and get a feel for the rich heritage for these communities that make the Keweenaw such a special place.  Walking maps are available at the Family Weekend Welcome Center.

Downloadable maps

Houghton

Houghton Street Map

Hancock

Calumet

Calumet Walking Tour - Industrial

Calumet Walking Tour - Historic Downtown

Chair Lift Color Tour

Chair Lift Color Tour
3:00 p.m.–Dusk (6:00 p.m.), weather permitting
Cost: Adults $5.00, MTU Student $4.00, Children 5 & Under Free
Mont Ripley Ski Hill
Transportation not provided

Enjoy a beautiful bird’s eye view of the Copper Country and the Michigan Tech campus from the top of Mont Ripley. Time permitting, you may catch a glimpse of the gorgeous autumn colors. Sponsored by the Mont Ripley Ski Patrol and the Mont Ripley Ski Team. Tickets can be purchased at Mont Ripley.

Cardboard Boat Races

Cardboard Boat Races
Time:  4:00 p.m.
Location:  Kestner Park (Chutes and Ladders)

Cost:  Free

Come watch students make a voyage aboard a cardboard boat (after many hours of designing!)  Always a great event to see!

Homecoming Cardboard Boats Bus Shuttle Schedule

There will be free bus shuttles to and from the Homecoming event, Cardboard Boats, located at the Houghton Waterfront Park.  Shuttles will run from 2:00-6:00 p.m.  The continuous loop route will consist of first stop:  Student Development Center (SDC), next stop:  Memorial Union Building (MUB) Bus Stop, destination stop:  Houghton Waterfront Park.  For more information contact Student Activities at 906-487-1963

Quincy Mine Tour

Quincy Mine Tour
Tours leave every half hour (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Tickets are available at the mine.

See firsthand the equipment and workings of this once bustling copper mine, home of the world’s largest steam hoist. For more information, please visit: Quincy Mine Tours

Rozsa Gallery Exhibit and Reception

Flats and Rounds
Rozsa Gallery A-Space Reception
5:00 p.m.
Free Exhibit open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Rozsa A-Space Gallery's first exhibit of the season features artists Sarah Hewitt (NY) and Kathleen McCloud (NM).  Hewitt and McCloud explore single and multi-dimensional space, gender mythology, and cultural storytelling in this exhibit.

The Rozsa Gallery

Volleyball vs Findlay

Volleyball vs. Findlay
5:00 p.m.
Student Development Complex Center

Purchase tickets here

Come cheer on your Michigan Tech Huskies as they take on Findlay! 

Soccer vs. Findlay

Soccer vs. Findlay
7:00 p.m.
Student Development Complex

Come cheer on your Michigan Tech Soccer team as they take on Findlay! 

Keweenaw National Historic Park - Calumet Visitor Center

Keweenaw National Historic Park - Calumet Visitor Center
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Calumet, Michigan

The Calumet Visitor Center is located at 98 5th Street in downtown Calumet. Visitors can explore 3 floors of interactive exhibits, films and museum pieces focusing not only on mining history, but the social aspect as well. The Visitor Center is fully accessible and free of charge. Please note that the Visitor Center will be open Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You may call (906) 337-3168 for more information.

Delaware Mine Tour

Delaware Mine Self-Guided Tours
45 minute tour, Open:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost:  $11 Adults (ages 13 and up), $7.00 Children (ages 6-12)

Location:  7804 Delaware Mine Road
Delaware, MI
Located 38 miles north of Houghton on US 41.

The Delaware Mine dates back to 1847 when it was used as a copper mine.  The mine reaches depths of 1400 feet!  Your tour will take you through the first level at 110 feet into the mine.  Tickets can be purchased at the Delaware Mine. 

Delaware Copper Mine Tours

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Homecoming Tailgate

Homecoming Tailgate
Time:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Next to Lot 24
No cost

Tech Traditions to host "Homecoming Tailgate" before October 1st football game vs Saginaw Valley Show your support for the Huskies, enjoy FREE FOOD, high-five Blizzard, play some yard games, and have lots of fun!  Everyone is welcome - just have your student ID or a ticket for the Homecoming Football Game!  The tailgate begins at 11:00 a.m. Menu includes burger bar, cookies, lemonade, hot chocolate and more!  Alcohol available for those 21 and over, please bring valid state issued ID. Sponsored by University Dining Services with additional support from Athletics, Family Weekend, Alumni Relations and Student Activities. 

Football vs Saginaw Valley State University

Football vs. Saginaw Valley State University
1:00 p.m.
Sherman Field

Purchase Tickets here

Come watch the Huskies take on Saginaw Valley State for the Homecoming Football Game! 

Coronation and Awards

The moment everyone has been waiting for!  The 2016 King and Queen will be crowned and winners from the week's events will be announced at halftime.

Tech Traditions to host "Homecoming Tailgate" before October 1st football game vs Saginaw Valley Show your support for the Huskies, enjoy FREE FOOD, high-five Blizzard, play some yard games, and have lots of fun!  Everyone is welcome - just have your student ID or a ticket for the Homecoming Football Game!  The tailgate begins at 11:00 a.m. Menu includes burger bar, cookies, lemonade, hot chocolate and more!  Alcohol available for those 21 and over, please bring valid state issued ID. Sponsored by University Dining Services with additional support from Athletics, Family Weekend, Alumni Relations and Student Activities. 

Family Weekend Golf Scramble at Portage Lake

Family Weekend Golf Scramble at Portage Lake Golf Course
Registration: 9:00-9:30 a.m., Shotgun Start: 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $75 per team of 3 (one student minimum per team)
Portage Lake Golf Course, Houghton
Transportation not provided

Get ready for some family-friendly competition at Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Golf Course and sign up to golf in this 9-hole scramble! Prizes will be presented to the top teams during lunch, following the scramble. To register, contact the Portage Lake Golf Course at 906-487-2641.

Quincy Smelter Tour

Quincy Smelter Tour
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 
Quincy Smelter
48991 Maple Street, Hancock
Transportation not provided

Join us on a tour of the most complete early 20th Century copper smelting site in the world! Enjoy learning about a historic industrial site on the Keweenaw that has a direct connection with our past! Close-toed shoes recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the Quincy Smelter. Sponsored by the Quincy Smelter Steering Committee. 

Quincy Mine Tour

Quincy Mine Tour
Tours leave every half hour (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Tickets are available at the mine.

See firsthand the equipment and workings of this once bustling copper mine, home of the world’s largest steam hoist. For more information, please visit: Quincy Mine Tours

Family Weekend Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Family Weekend Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. or 11:30 p.m.
Cost: $2.00, FREE for alumni
Fisher Hall, Room 135

To celebrate Film Board's 30th anniversary, Film Board is putting on a classic 80's movie!  We will be selling cookies and other sweets in addition to our regular concessions.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Film Board. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

High Ropes Challenge Course

High Ropes Challenge Course
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Drop in style ropes course, no pre-registration needed.
Cost: $5.00 per ticket (pay in cash when you get to the ropes course)
Location: Michigan Tech Trails

See the beautiful fall colors from a unique vantage point, 25 feet above the Tech Trails! Participants will have the opportunity to climb the telephone pole, cross the swinging log, and then zip line to the end of the course!  Sponsored by the Outdoor Adventure Program.

Delaware Mine Tour

Delaware Mine Self-Guided Tours
45 minute tour, Open:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost:  $11 Adults (ages 13 and up), $7.00 Children (ages 6-12)

Location:  7804 Delaware Mine Road
Delaware, MI
Located 38 miles north of Houghton on US 41.

The Delaware Mine dates back to 1847 when it was used as a copper mine.  The mine reaches depths of 1400 feet!  Your tour will take you through the first level at 110 feet into the mine.  Tickets can be purchased at the Delaware Mine. 

Delaware Copper Mine Tours

 

Self Guided Tours of Houghton, Hancock, and Calumet

Self Guided Tours of Houghton, Hancock, and Calumet

Take a historic walk through downtown Houghton, Hancock and Calumet and get a feel for the rich heritage for these communities that make the Keweenaw such a special place.  Walking maps are available at the Family Weekend Welcome Center.

Downloadable maps

Houghton

Houghton Street Map

Hancock

Calumet

Calumet Walking Tour - Industrial

Calumet Walking Tour - Historical Downtown

Volleyball vs Wayne State

Volleyball vs. Wayne State
5:00 p.m.
Student Development Complex Center

Purchase Tickets here

Come cheer on your Michigan Tech Huskies as they take on Wayne State! 

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1404 E. Sharon Ave, Houghton, MI
Free admission fro Michigan Tech Students with ID.

There are about 4,000 specimens on exhibit including the Guinness World Record 17-ton native copper slab.

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Music-o-Rama: Lowther 50th Anniversary Concert

Music-o-Rama: Lowther 50th Anniversary Concert
Time:  7:30 p.m.
Location: Rozsa Center Theatre

Purchase Tickets here

This concert will feature performances by conScience, Superior Wind Symphony, and Jazz Lab Band, sponsored by John and Biruta Lowther.

Mount Bohemia Chair Lift Rides

Mount Bohemia Chair Lift Rides
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults.  Children 12 and under ride for free.
Location: 6532 Lac La Belle Rd, Lac La Belle, MI
www.mtbohemia.com

Tickets can be purchased at Mount Bohemia.  Credit/debit cards only.  NO CASH ACCEPTED.

Rozsa Gallery Exhibit

Flats and Rounds
Rozsa Gallery
Free Exhibit open 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Rozsa A-Space Gallery's first exhibit of the season features artists Sarah Hewitt (NY) and Kathleen McCloud (NM).  Hewitt and McCloud explore single and multi-dimensional space, gender mythology, and cultural storytelling in this exhibit.

The Rozsa Gallery

Keweenaw National Historic Park - Calumet Visitor Center

Keweenaw National Historic Park - Calumet Visitor Center
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Calumet, Michigan

The Calumet Visitor Center is located at 98 5th Street in downtown Calumet. Visitors can explore 3 floors of interactive exhibits, films and museum pieces focusing not only on mining history, but the social aspect as well. The Visitor Center is fully accessible and free of charge. Please note that the Visitor Center will be open Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You may call (906) 337-3168 for more information.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Delaware Mine Tour

Delaware Mine Self-Guided Tours
45 minute tour, Open:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost:  $11 Adults (ages 13 and up), $7.00 Children (ages 6-12)

Location:  7804 Delaware Mine Road
Delaware, MI
Located 38 miles north of Houghton on US 41.

The Delaware Mine dates back to 1847 when it was used as a copper mine.  The mine reaches depths of 1400 feet!  Your tour will take you through the first level at 110 feet into the mine.  Tickets can be purchased at the Delaware Mine. 

Delaware Copper Mine Tours


Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Cost: $12.95 - Tickets available for purchase at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk. Resident Hall meal plan holders may use their guest meals. Additional guest meals may be added to their plan in advance for only $7.50 by visiting www.techexpress.mtu.edu. (Cardholders should click on "Cardholders' Online System" and parents or others with the cardholder's M-number should click on "Guests' Online System". To pay with cash or check, go to the IT Service Center on the first floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library).
Location: Wadsworth Dining Hall

Conclude your weekend visit by joining your student for a delicious Sunday brunch in the Wadsworth Dining hall.

Chair Lift Color Tour

Chair Lift Color Tour
10:00 a.m.–Dusk (6:00 p.m.), weather permitting
Cost: Adults $5.00, MTU Student $4.00, Children 5 & Under Free
Mont Ripley Ski Hill
Transportation not provided

Enjoy a beautiful bird’s eye view of the Copper Country and the Michigan Tech campus from the top of Mont Ripley. Time permitting, you may catch a glimpse of the gorgeous autumn colors. Sponsored by the Mont Ripley Ski Patrol and the Mont Ripley Ski Team. Tickets can be purchased at Mont Ripley.

Self Guided Tours of Houghton, Hancock, and Calumet

Self-Guided Walking Tours of Houghton, Hancock, and Calumet

Take a historic walk through downtown Houghton, Hancock and Calumet and get a feel for the rich heritage for these communities that make the Keweenaw such a special place.  Walking maps are available at the Family Weekend Welcome Center.

Downloadable maps

Houghton

Houghton Street Map

Hancock

Calumet

Calumet Walking Tour - Industrial

Calumet Walking Tour - Historic Downtown

Mount Bohemia Chair Lift Rides

Mount Bohemia Chair Lift Rides
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults.  Children 12 and under ride for free.
Location: 6532 Lac La Belle Rd, Lac La Belle, MI
www.mtbohemia.com

Tickets can be purchased at Mount Bohemia.  Credit/debit cards only.  NO CASH ACCEPTED.

Soccer vs. Ohio Dominican

Soccer vs. Ohio Dominican
12:00 p.m.
Sherman Field

We have more soccer fun for you! Come cheer on your Michigan Tech soccer team as they take on Ohio Dominican.

Quincy Mine Tour

Quincy Mine Tour
Tours leave every half hour (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Tickets are available at the mine.

See firsthand the equipment and workings of this once bustling copper mine, home of the world’s largest steam hoist. For more information, please visit: Quincy Mine Tours

Family Weekend Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Family Weekend Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
2:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $2.00, FREE for alumni
Fisher Hall, Room 135

To celebrate Film Board's 30th anniversary, Film Board is putting on a classic 80's movie!  We will be selling cookies and other sweets in addition to our regular concessions.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Film Board. Tickets may be purchased at the door.