Emergency Information

The Dean of Students Office partners with parents and family members to assist students during their time at Michigan Tech. Information on how the dean’s office works with parents and families follows.

Emergency Contact Information

Students are required to keep all of their personal information up-to-date. Please encourage your student to keep this information current, as this information would be used to contact you in the event of a health or safety emergency if your student was unable to do so.


You may know before us if your student has been hospitalized as a result of an accident or serious illness. Please contact our office at 906-487-2212 or email us so that we can notify instructors and coordinate other University resources.

Safety First Alert

Safety First Alert is the campus emergency notification system used for sending emergency and time-sensitive notifications via voice, email, and text message. Students are required annually to either update their information or opt out of the Safety First Alert service. Please encourage your student to participate.

When to Contact Us

Contact the Dean of Students if you have concerns for your student, such as

  • emotional distress and/or repeated tearful phone calls,
  • academic difficulty,
  • extreme stress,
  • health concerns,
  • major behavioral changes, or
  • family issues that could affect the student’s academic performance.

The Dean of Students Office can be contacted Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at 906-487-2212. Outside of these hours, please call Public Safety and Police Services at 906-487-2216, and they will contact the on-call counselor.

Please keep in mind that the office does comply with FERPA regulations to protect student privacy, and a release of information from your student may be necessary before we can discuss their situation in detail.