MTU Flex

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MTU Flex: Plan to Return to Campus

Reopening Status: Step One Starts May 28

Michigan Tech has a three-step plan for returning to campus—developed using guidance from local, state, and federal authorities. We are currently in Step One of the Fall 2020 Return to Campus Three-Step Plan.

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Michigan Tech Will Return to Campus in the Fall of 2020

The University is fully prepared and excited to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus for face-to-face learning and events for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Virtual Town Hall: Plan to Return to Campus

MTU Flex Task Force held a virtual town hall for Michigan Tech's plan to return to campus for fall 2020 on Monday, May 11, 2020.


COVID-19 has taught us that, as an institution, we can respond with flexibility in the face of a crisis. We are taking the best of what we've learned and bringing it forward to the next academic year. It's likely that some disruption from COVID-19 will continue into the fall of 2020. Our proactive response to that possibility is the MTU Flex initiative.

  • Michigan Tech has developed a three-step plan for faculty and staff to begin returning to campus.
  • We are planning to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Michigan Tech is ready to pivot between face-to-face and remote instruction when necessary.
  • We are developing a comprehensive, strategic health screening process to detect, monitor, and trace any potential COVID-19 presence on campus.

MTU Flex is built on Michigan Tech's institutional agility. It will allow us to make adjustments as required with the least amount of disruption to students, faculty, and staff. This helps ensure continuity of education, teaching, research, and workflow while continuing to prioritize the health and well-being of the Michigan Tech community.

Michigan Tech emphasizes hands-on, first-person learning. To do is to know. This situation has called on us to expand what that looks like. Our focus continues to be what's best for the health, well-being, and education of our students. That won't change.

MTU Flex also means the University will be ready to respond to disruptions caused by COVID-19, such as financial changes, a need to care for ill relatives or roommates, or a lack of reliable internet. If your individual situation changes, stay in touch, and keep the University aware of the challenges you're facing.