Congratulations, Huskies—you did it! The pride you feel now will only grow stronger with time. Your Michigan Tech family and our community joins you and your loved ones in celebrating your completion of this journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the graduation celebration?
The graduation celebration will take place from 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm on Friday, April 30. Graduates will be able to sign up for a specific time frame to attend with their guests.
How do I register?
Students can fill out the Spring 2021 Celebration Form. Please fill out the form no later than Wednesday, April 7. You will be asked to provide the following information: Name, M number, graduation date, arrival time and the number of guests in your party.
Will you provide professional graduation photos?
Yes, students may book an appointment to have a professional photo taken in the afternoon
on Wednesday, April 28 from 4 pm - 6 pm or Thursday, April 29 from 9 am - 4 pm. Please
complete the online Photo Registration form to book your appointment. Space is limited and we encourage you to secure your appointment
early. Photos will be available for purchase through GradImages. GradImages will contact the graduate within a few weeks of the celebration with
photo options. Pricing will vary based on the package selected. Students with questions
can contact the Customer Service Department at GradImages by calling 1-800-261-2576
or emailing ecc.giservice@
What can I expect the day of the graduation celebration?
Graduates and their families are invited to participate in a graduation walk on the beautiful grounds of Michigan Tech. There will be many photo opportunities along the way, a performance by the Michigan Tech Pep band at the top of each hour and the opportunity to sign the Class of 2020 or the Class of 2021 graduate banner. Several departments will also be stationed around campus to congratulate our students.
What health and safety protocols are in place for the graduation celebration?
Michigan Tech remains committed to the health and safety of our campus community.
All guests and graduates will be required to wear a face covering at all times and
groups will be asked to practice social distancing during the event. Please note that
all visitors will be required to complete the COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form prior to their arrival on campus.
In addition, Public Safety and Police Services, Campus Emergency Medical Services as well as Mercy Ambulance will be present on campus during the graduation celebration.
Should I wear regalia?
Regalia is encouraged, but not required. The deadline to order regalia through Herff Jones was April 8. If you missed the deadline and would like to order regalia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you placed an order with Herff Jones and have questions regarding your order, contact Michele Nash from Herff Jones at email@example.com or 248-667-9018.
I am an undergraduate student earning academic honors. How do I get my honor cords?
If you are an undergraduate student earning academic honors, you will be able to pick up your honors cords and at the Campus Store Buyback Window beginning Monday, April 26, through Thursday, April 29, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. You will need to present a photo ID. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a legacy student. How do I get my legacy tassel?
If you are a legacy student (your parent or grandparent also graduated from Michigan Tech), you will be able to pick up your legacy tassel at the Campus Store Buyback Window beginning Monday, April 26, through Thursday, April 29, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. You will need to present a photo ID. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
How many guests can I bring?
Graduates may bring up to six guests.
What if it rains or snows?
Out of an abundance of caution, the graduation celebration will take place outdoors (rain or shine) to maintain proper social distancing. Masks will be required at all times. We encourage families to bring umbrellas and dress appropriately.
Will free parking be available?
Yes, free parking will be available on a first come, first served basis. Watch for signs around campus. Also, all metered parking will be free during the graduation celebration.
Will RV parking be available?
Yes, in lots 10W and 24. Please note, overnight parking will not be allowed.
Will there be food or other concessions?
The North Coast Deli located in the Memorial Union Building, The Library Cafe and
the Campus Store will be open during the celebration. They will be open during the
North Coast Grill and Deli: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Library Cafe: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Campus Store: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Memorial Union Building and the Library will have limited capacity indoor seating areas. Guests may also sit outside at one of the many picnic tables on campus.
Are pets allowed to participate in the graduation celebration?
Please refer to the MTU pet policy for more information.
Graduates, you've done an amazing job! If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few things to note:
- Graduates should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.
- Guests are provided audience seating and do not sit with the graduates.
- The ceremony lasts approximately two and a half hours.
- The SDC is a tobacco and alcohol-free facility.
- For the safety and security of the graduates and their guests, please be advised that all bags are searched prior to entering the event. Public Safety and Police Services are present.
- Show your Husky Pride and use #mtugrad when posting on social media.
Neither participation in the commencement ceremony nor inclusion in the program constitutes official completion of degree requirements or the attainment of honors or other recognitions.
Graduates do not receive their diploma at the commencement ceremony. Diplomas are mailed to the graduate approximately six weeks after degree requirements are met.