Alumni Reunion 2021 — August 6

Join us back on campus this summer to take a trip down memory lane, meet up with your classmates, and enjoy the Keweenaw! With COVID-19 restrictions recently ending, the campus and community are open and ready to welcome you. Our official reunion program includes all your favorites—Golden M ceremony, campus tours, and of course a pasty dinner. And there's much more!

Prior registration will be required. See the schedule and register below.

Alumni Reunion 2021

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Pre-Registration Required
Because of uncertainty around CDC restrictions during our planning process, prior registration is required for Alumni Reunion this year. Please register in advance online. There will be no on-site registration.

Check-In Options
Thursday (August 5), 12 Noon-4:00pm, Alumni House
Friday (August 6), 7:00am-4:00pm, Rozsa Center

All Events Friday, August 6

Alumni Reunion Welcome and Kick-off 
Rozsa Center, 9:00am - 10:00am 
Kick-off Reunion 2021 with Alumni Board of Directors President Kristin Kolodge! Following Kristin, President Koubek will provide us with a University Update.

Commemorate In Style
Online, All Day
Celebrate MTU and Alumni Reunion with these free digital decorations!

  • Zoom backgrounds
  • Additional digital decorations including GIFs, templates, pennants, phone backgrounds, and posters can be found here.

Graduate School Poster Session
Rozsa Center, 8am - 1:00pm
Connect with the Graduate Student Government as they present their accademic work through a combination of in-person posters and online presentations.

Tech Talk— Michigan Tech and Hockey 
Rozsa Center, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join Dr. Bill Sproule and explore early hockey in the Copper Country! Learn about the start of Michigan Tech hockey over 100 years ago, and what has made it one the premier programs at Tech. Relive and share your memories of Huskies hockey!

Chemical Engerneering Laborotry Tours
Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building 203, 10am - 11:30am
The Department of Chemical Engineering is
pleased to offer tours of its World Class Unit Operations Laboratory! Meet in the ChemSci building, Room 203. Tours will be held every 30 minutes starting at 10 am and ending at 11:30 am. Refreshments will be available, offering you a time to take a trip down memory lane and meet up with your classmates. Reserve your spot early by calling, 906-487-3132 or via email at chemeng@mtu.edu, or krpieti@mtu.edu.

Golden M Pinning Celebration 
Rozsa Center, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Class of 1971, commemorate your 50 years! Each graduate will receive their 50-year Golden M pin and certificate. Current Golden M members (class of 1970 and earlier) and friends are invited to attend the ceremony. Are you a member of the Class of 1970? Join the celebration and pick-up your pin, too!

Guided Campus Tours
Walker Lawn, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Sign up for an in-person campus tour, or virtually join the Admissions team as they take you on a video tour of campus. In-person tours will leave every 30 minutes and will have a maximum of 10 people per group. 

Lunch
Have lunch your way!  Enjoy a meal from the Wadsworth Dining Hall, grab a snack at the Library Cafe, or try out a local eatery in the community. Meal passes for the dinning hall can be purchased from the Wads Front Desk for $8.50. Don’t forget to check your VIP coupon book for local deals!

Central Energy Plant and Steam Tunnels Tour (SOLD OUT) 
Central Energy Plant, 1:00pm and 2:30pm
There really are tunnels under campus! Sign up for this exclusive tour and join fellow alumnus Dave Kringes (MTU Energy Plant Engineer) to gain some insights into how the MTU Energy Management team provides efficient energy for our 3.0 million square foot campus! You’ll even be able to see the elusive underground steam tunnels. Two tour times will be available. Please consider your physical comfort and limitations as this tour may require you to use steep stairs and walk through narrow spaces.

Tech Gardens Tour (SOLD OUT) 
Library Main Entrance, 12:30pm- 1:30pm
Michigan Tech’s campus boasts over 100 artistic landscaping sites and northern ecologically sustainable gardens! Join Master Gardener Quincy Higgins Arney for this special themed tour and learn more about the history and latest innovations.

Husky Bites™ Live! — Autonomy at the End of the Earth
Rozsa Center, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Highlighting student-driven autonomy and the Society of Automotive Engineering AutoDrive Challenge, join our host, the Dean of Engineering, Janet Callahan, and co-host Darrell Robinette as they introduce you to this wild ride. The session will feature speaker Jeremy Bos and others. Every attendee will learn something new! If you can't make it in person, join us remotely through the College of Engineering on Zoom or Facebook.

Machine Shop and MMET Laboratories Tour
Electrical Energy Resources Center (EERC), 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology is excited to offer tours of the machine shop and MMET laboratories! Stop by EERC Room 426 to join in. 

Downtown Exploration 
All Day
Visit your old favorite spot or find a new one! Check out local establishments and don’t forget to use your VIP coupon book for additional deals. Brought to you in partnership with the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce.

Pasty Dinner 
Walker Lawn, 4:00pm- 6:00pm
Pasties, pickled eggs, and brews. Enjoy a traditional “Yooper” boxed dinner and swap stories with old friends and new ones. Sides, desserts, and nonalcoholic beverages included. Beer and wine available at the cash bar.

Meat or Vegetarian Pasty: $13
Hot Dog: $8
Children 6 and Under: Free

Awards Ceremony 
Rozsa Center, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gather with your fellow alumni and friends for a special celebration honoring outstanding and notable Alumni Awards recipients from 2020 and 2021.


Additional Opportunities in the Keweenaw

Already have plans to be in the Keweenaw this summer? Connect with Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP). 906-487-2290 or email oap@mtu.edu.

Kappa Delta Psi 100 Year Reunion 
Monday, August 2–7
KD is celebrating 100 years at Michigan Tech as a fraternity, which was started by WWI veterans! Among the events is a Jimmy Finley Memorial Library dedication at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 6. For more information, visit the KD events website.

Verna Mize Triathlon
Saturday, August 7
Join community members in this inaugural event honoring the work of environmental activist Verna Mize, the First Lady of Lake Superior! Compete in the Triathlon and test your grit along the Keweenaw waterway. For more info contact Mary Kaminski at beach@up.net.


Looking for a place to stay?  

The Keweenaw offers a wide array of lodging options! Check out the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and Keweenaw Peninsula Visitors Bureau for traditional hospitality information. Or have a unique Yooper experience with your family or friends by renting a house via VRBO or Airbnb.