Weekly Download, August 23, 2022: New MS Students

Welcome to Michigan Tech!

Greetings new graduate students. This special edition of the Weekly Download shares what you need to know for a successful semester. There's a lot to learn and this newsletter is meant to help ease your transition to graduate school and Michigan Tech. The Weekly Download, sent to all students, is published each Tuesday while classes are in session. 

Graduate Program Directors

CC Grad Program Directors

Graduate Program Directors serve as the primary administrator and point of contact for individual graduate programs, and as the initial advisor for students accepted into their programs. The Graduate Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Program Director. Graduate programs and their directors are listed below.

Find a Research Opportunity

Student at computer with notes

College of Computing and Michigan Tech faculty and students are engaged in a wide range of research projects. Computing touches virtually everything, so your research options are limitless. The links below will help you identify the research opportunities of interest to you.

Career Fair

Career Fair students

It's never too early to start networking with employers! Michigan Tech's Fall 2022 Career Fair will be fully in-person at the Student Development Complex on Wed., Sep. 21, from 2-7 pm.
Hundreds of employers from across the United States have already signed up to get to know our talented Huskies. Michigan Tech students have an average placement rate of 93% and are in the top 20 for the highest early career salary in the nation--we're Michigan's flagship technological university, and our alums enter more career-ready than just about anywhere else. Register now on Handshake, or send a note to careerfair@mtu.edu.

Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations logo

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw with the Parade of Nations, which is Sept. 17 beginning at 11 am in Hancock. The celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community. Following the parade, the Multicultural Festival begins at noon at Dee Stadium. For $5 to $8 you can enjoy a full meal or choose from international tidbits. This year’s theme is "The World is One." Everyone is welcome to walk in the Parade of Nations with any of the represented countries. Request a flag of any country here. Volunteer positions are available. Groups may apply to enter a float contest. Visit the Parade of Nations website here. 

Events and Lectures

Dean Dennis Livesay

Digital Media

College of Computing website homepage

The College of Computing has a number of resources for news and information. You may want to bookmark these sites, blogs, and social media pages. Please like, follow, and share often!



  • College of Computing: blogs.mtu.edu/computing
    • News, events and lectures, announcements, faculty and student news and profiles, research
  • Student Blog: blogs.mtu.edu/computing-advisor
    • Job opportunities, student events and opportunities, new courses, scholarship and fellowship announcements
  • Institute of Computing and Cybersystems Blog: blogs.mtu.edu/icc
    • Research news, ICC member news, events and lectures. ICC member profiles


Academic Calendar

Michigan Tech waterfront campus

FALL 2022
  • View the full Academic Calendar
  • Monday, Aug 29: Instruction Begins
  • Monday, Sep 05: Labor Day Recess
  • Friday, Sep 09, 12 pm: K-day Recess
  • Monday, Sep 12: Classes Resume
  • Wednesday, Sep 21, 12 am: Career Fair
  • Wednesday, Sep 21, 2 pm: Career Fair Recess
  • Wednesday, Sep 21, 4 pm: Classes Resume
  • Friday, Oct 07, 3 pm: Homecoming Recess
  • Sunday, Oct 23, 12 pm: Spring/Summer Registration Begins    
  • Sunday, Nov 13, 11:59 pm:     Spring/Summer Registration Ends
  • Friday, Nov 18,10 pm: Thanksgiving Recess Begins
  • Monday, Nov 28: Classes Resume
  • Friday, Dec 09: Last Day of Regular Classes
  • Monday, Dec 12: Final Exam Period
  • Friday, Dec 16: Fall Semester Ends
  • Saturday, Dec 17: Midyear Commencement

Do you have news to share? To include information in The Weekly Download, email to computing@mtu.edu by12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the week you'd like it to run. Questions about the newsletter? Please contact karenjoh@mtu.edu.

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