Alumni and Friends

Reunion 2020

Save the date for Reunion 2020 August 6–8 when Michigan Tech alumni and friends will reunite again on campus to celebrate traditions and create connections.

Preliminary 2020 Reunion Schedule

(times are subject to change)

Add to Calendar 08/06/2020 08/09/2020 America/Detroit Michigan Tech Alumni Reunion Save the date for Reunion 2020 August 6–8 when Michigan Tech alumni and friends will reunite again on campus to celebrate traditions and create connections. Visit https://www.mtu.edu/alumni/connect/reunion/ for a detailed schedule. Michigan Tech Campus

Thursday, August 6

  • 8:30 a.m. • Reunion Kickoff
    Alumni Reunion 2020 kicks off with a review of the upcoming reunion activities. Greet some old friends, make some new ones.
    No Charge

  • 9:15 a.m. • Guided Campus Tour
    Immediately following the kickoff, join us for a guided walking tour of campus.
    No Charge

  • 10:15 a.m. • Tech Talks:  Topic/Speaker TBA
    No Charge

  • 11 a.m. • Tech Talks: Topic/Speaker TBA
    No Charge

  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. • Lunch
    Wadsworth (37) Dining Hall
    Check out today’s dining hall experience and join students for a casual lunch in Wadsworth Hall.

  • Time TBA • Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics Alumni Scholarship Boat Cruise

  • 1–5 p.m. • Research Vessel Agassiz Boat Tour
    Note: Minimum age to ride in the vessel is 7.

  • Time TBA • Pasty Making Demonstration and Tasting
    Watch how Michigan Tech’s Executive Chef, Eric Karvonen, creates a favorite dish of the Copper Country—the pasty! After the demonstration, taste the finished product.
    No charge

  • Time TBA • Trees of Michigan Tech Walk
    No charge (sponsored by School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences)

  • 5–7 p.m. • Pasty Dinner
    Enjoy a traditional “Yooper” dinner and swap stories with alumni, faculty, and friends with pasties, pickled eggs, and beer. Side salads, dessert, and beverages are included.

  • Thursday evening: Bosch Beer, The Lodge, Diamond Mike’s, and JD’s Boathouse may no longer be around, but head to downtown Houghton or Hancock to discover a new favorite watering hole.

Friday, August 7

  • 8:30 a.m. • Welcome Breakfast with the President
    Please join President Rick Koubek for the President’s Welcome Breakfast.

  • 10 a.m. • Class Year Gatherings and Photos
    Whether you have been gone 10 years or 40 years—or somewhere in between—this is your time to gather, swap stories, and put names back with the faces from your college years.

  • Class photos will be at 10:30 am.
    No charge

  • 10 a.m.–Noon • Stuff-a-Husky
    Families and the young at heart are invited to make and decorate their own stuffed Husky!
     
    Class of 1970 and Golden M Events

  • 10:30 a.m. • Class of 1969 Golden M Pinning Ceremony
    Each 1970 graduate will receive their 50-year Golden M pin and certificate. Current Golden M members (class years 1969 and earlier) and friends are invited to attend the ceremony and join in on the champagne toast to congratulate the new members of the Golden M Club.
    No charge

  • Immediately Following Ceremony ~11:45 a.m. • Class of 1970 and Golden M Class Photos
    Memorial Union Building (34) Alumni Lounge
    No charge

  • Noon–1:30 p.m. • Golden M Luncheon
    Current Golden M Members and friends are invited to join the Class of 1970 for a special luncheon to celebrate their induction into the Golden M Club.

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • Lunch
    Wadsworth (37) Dining Hall
    Check out today’s dining hall experience and join students for a casual lunch in Wadsworth Hall.

  • 1–5 p.m. • Research Vessel Agassiz Boat Tour
    Note: Minimum age to ride in the vessel is 7.

  • 1–4 p.m. • Campus and Department Open Houses
    A number of academic and administrative departments will welcome visitors to stop by and learn more about their facilities and programs. There’s much to see during this campus showcase. Get the latest details when you check in!
    No charge

  • Time TBA • Escape Room Challenge
    Take the Career Services Escape Room challenge where participants solve puzzles, find clues, crack codes and open locked boxes—all in a limited amount of time.
    No charge 

  • 2 p.m. • Guided Campus Tours
    Get an inside look at the campus from a student guide on this walking tour.
    No charge

  • 5:30 p.m. • Alumni Reunion Dinner
    Join us for a special celebration for all alumni and friends featuring a delicious buffet dinner and alumni award presentations. 5:30 p.m. social (cash bar), 6:30 p.m. dinner (program to follow, business attire).

Saturday, August 8

  • 8:30 a.m. –1 p.m. • Coffee Break at Alumni House (9)
    Coffee’s on at the Alumni House! Start your day with us and reminisce by browsing our collection of yearbooks, Winter Carnival Pictorials and MTU memorabilia.
    No charge

  • Time TBA • Husky Hustle 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships

  • Time TBA • Escape Room Challenge
    Take the Career Services Escape Room challenge where participants solve puzzles, find clues, crack codes and open locked boxes—all in a limited amount of time.
    No charge

  • Time TBA • Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) High Ropes Course Open
    For the adventurous types, the OAP will host an Open High Ropes Course.  Student staff will guide you through the high ropes course and to the zip line exit on the other side.
    Activity Notes: Participants will have the opportunity to climb the course, complete one to three high elements and then zip line off the course. Access to different elements may vary depending on group size and staffing requirements. Minimum age is 5.

  • Time TBA • Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Canoe the Sturgeon River
    Join the OAP for a leisurely paddle down the Sturgeon River in Chassell, just south of Houghton.
    Activity Notes: Participants will be required to paddle a canoe with a partner approximately three miles. Access to the canoe landing and take-out is uneven and marked by sand, roots, and other obstacles.

*For the Saturday events that are weather dependent, up-to-date information will be available by calling 906-487-2400.

Other Things To Do:

Outdoor Adventure Program Custom Trips
Create your own adventure with Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP). Whether it’s a family kayaking trip or a private group high ropes course visit, the OAP can help you make your time in the Keweenaw memorable! Call 906-487-2290 or email oap@mtu.edu.

Reunion VIP Pass
Use your Reunion VIP pass for discounts at the golf course, bookstore, and Outdoor Adventure Program. Receive free admission to the Mineral Museum and the Student Development Complex.