Alumni and Friends

Reunion 2020

Alumni Reunion 2020 has been canceled.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Tech has decided to cancel the 2020 Alumni Reunion.

The decision was difficult, but the overall health and safety of our alumni and friends is priority one.

The Alumni Engagement team is currently exploring alternative ways to engage with alumni and celebrate this year's honored classes (1960, 1965, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2010). Information will be posted here on the Reunion website as plans are solidified.

Please contact the Alumni Office with any questions: alumni@mtu.edu or 906-487-2400.

 

Preliminary 2020 Reunion Schedule

(times are subject to change)

Thursday, August 6

  • 8:30 a.m. • Reunion Kickoff
    Alumni Reunion 2020 kicks off with a review of the upcoming reunion activities. 

  • 9:15 a.m. • Guided Campus Tour
    Immediately following the kickoff, join us for a guided walking tour of campus.

  • 10:15 a.m. • Tech Talks: Dr. William Sproule, '70

    Michigan Tech Hockey: 100 Years of Memories
    This is the launch of Bill's newest book and serves as the kick off for a year-long celebration of hockey at Michigan Tech. 
  • 1–5 p.m. • Research Vessel Agassiz Boat Tour

    The University operates the R-V Agassiz in support of its mission in aquatic sciences. These scientific excursions will provide insight into the research being conducted by faculty and students.  

  • 1:30 p.m. • Pasty Making Demonstration
    Watch how Michigan Tech’s Executive Chef, Eric Karvonen, creates a favorite dish of the Copper Country—the pasty! 

  • 3:30–4:30 p.m. • Trees of Michigan Tech Walk
    Join host Dr. R.J. Laverne, ’80, an urban forester with Davey Tree Expert Company and an instructor and alumnus f the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences for an insightful tour of the trees of Michigan Tech. The Michigan Tech Tree Map may be found on Avanza Maps, and participants will need download the app onto their phones or tablets.

Friday, August 7

  • 8:30 a.m. • Welcome Breakfast with the President
    Please join President Koubek for the second annual President’s Welcome Breakfast. President Koubek will give a brief update on the University, followed by a Q&A session. Breakfast attendees will also have the chance to enter into a complimentary raffle for a chance to win some amazing Tech memorabilia!

  • 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.

     


    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 1970 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.

  • Immediately Following Ceremony ~11:45 a.m. • Class of 1970 and Golden M Class Photos
    Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge, first floor 

  • 1–5 p.m. • Research Vessel Agassiz Boat Tour
    The University operates the R-V Agassiz in support of its mission in aquatic sciences. These scientific excursions will provide insight into the research being conducted by faculty and students.  

  • 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!

  • 2 p.m. • Guided Campus Tours
    Get an inside look at the campus from a student guide on this walking tour.

Saturday, August 8

  • 8:30 a.m. –1 p.m. • Coffee Break at Alumni House 
    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.

    Additional Opportunities in the Keweenaw:

  • Reunion VIP Pass

Use your Reunion VIP pass for discounts at the Portage Lake Golf Course, Campus Store, University Images, and Outdoor Adventure Program. Receive free admission to the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and the Student Development Complex.

Affinity Group Events:

Phi Phi Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, 40 year celebration. August 5-8. Please see the chapter’s Facebook page for more details.