If you’re male, you’re an alumnus. A group of men is called alumni. If you’re female, you’re an alumna. A group of women is called alumnae (pronounced “alum-nay”). If the group is made up of both men and women, you’re alumni. That’s why you see “alumni” most often; it can be gender neutral.
All of these terms come from the Latin words “alumnus,” which means “foster child,” and “alere,” which means “to nourish.”
The group lives its mission to celebrate traditions and create connections by offering learning, networking, and socializing events, programs, and services for alumni and students.
They’re volunteers, elected from around the country to serve on the Board of Directors. They form the policy-making body for the Michigan Tech Alumni Association, establishing priorities, programs, and working with the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement to develop and support enrichment activities for students and alumni.
Easy! After completing one semester at Michigan Tech, you’re considered a member of our alumni family. There are no dues, just a lot of great benefits. We connect you to an influential worldwide network of Huskies around the globe.
MyMichiganTech is Michigan Tech's exclusive Online Alumni Community. It’s a great way to get connected and leverage your Michigan Tech Alumni Network.
- Search the Alumni Directory
- Update and maintain your profile (including integrating your Facebook and LinkedIn info)
- Post a Class Note, upload pictures
- And much more . . .
But . . . MyMichiganTech has several features that can help you locate former classmates.
- Search the online directory for individuals by name, major, grad year, location, employer, or by activities they participated in as a student.
- Update your profile to make it easier for former classmates to find you in the directory.
- Share your news and photos (employment, marriage, new additions to your family, etc.) by submitting a Class Note. Notes not only appear in MyMichiganTech, but might also be included in Michigan Tech Magazine.
- Send an invitation to your classmates through the online community to join you at the annual Alumni Reunion in August.
We are always happy to help you to find your fellow alumni. Just contact the Alumni Relations office by calling 1-906-487-2400, toll free at 1-877-MTU-ALUM or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It always takes place on campus the first week in August. The yearly celebration is the perfect time to reunite and reminisce. All alumni and friends are welcome to attend a wide range of Reunion events, with most of the official activities taking place Wednesday through Saturday. Special events are planned for the Golden M’s (those who graduated fifty or more years ago). Forty-, thirty-, twenty-five-, twenty-, and ten-year Reunion classes are also honored, along with featured athletic teams and other special groups.
When alumni reach their 50th class reunion year, they are welcomed into the Golden M’s with a special pinning ceremony during the annual Alumni Reunion in August.
The tradition began in 1961 and continues to this day.
Requests for transcripts and replacement diplomas are handled by the Registrar's Office.
Transcripts can be ordered in person or by phone, mail, or fax. Those who graduated in or after 2003 can also order transcripts online through Banweb.
Or you can contact the Registrar's Office at 906-487-2319.
Registration for complimentary alumni "@mtu.edu" email accounts is available within MyMichiganTech. Students are able to keep their mtu.edu email address after graduation as long as they continue to actively use it.
There are many ways that you can lend a hand:
- Become a regional contact
- Get involved in a network or chapter (or start a new one!)
- Attend Alumni events in your area
- Join MyMichiganTech
- Become a professional mentor to students
Find more suggestions on our Volunteer Opportunities page.
We list it all on our events webpage. In most cases, we also email invitations to alumni and friends who live within 60 to 100 miles of an event location. Sometimes we send postcard invites, too. Many of our regional alumni chapters have Facebook pages, another handy way to find the latest info on events and activities in your area.
The best way to make sure you’re on our invitation list is to let us know where you are! Visit MyMichiganTech or call the Alumni Relations office at 1-906-487-2400, toll free at 1-877-MTU-ALUM, or email email@example.com.
Your Alumni Board of Directors forms partnerships with organizations to provide a wide range of member benefits and services. The selection and approval of these corporate partners is undertaken by a volunteer group of your fellow alumni who evaluate and review each partnership opportunity. Their goal is to ensure that alumni, students, faculty, and staff enjoy meaningful perks and exclusive offers designed to enhance the quality of their lives. In addition to providing services and products to our members, some of these corporate partnerships also generate revenue. As a direct result of alumni participation in these affinity services, we are able to fund numerous initiatives in support of Michigan Tech students and alumni.
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Your privacy is of the utmost importance. All alumni information, including mailing and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers, is held in the strictest confidence.
Michigan Technological University occasionally contacts alumni by mail, e-mail, and phone with information on alumni events, services, and opportunities to support the university. For example, Michigan Tech Magazine, Research, our newsletters, and a variety of college and department communications are distributed to Michigan Tech alumni and friends.
PCA members are female graduates who have been recognized for achievements in areas such as education, professional or personal achievement, past service as a student or currently in their communities, and for outstanding support for the University.
These alumnae assist the University and their academic departments in founding and implementing programs that support the University’s strategic plan, including student recruitment and retention initiatives.