Alumni and Friends

Alumni and Family

"The Michigan College of Mining and Technology is located at Houghton in the heart of the timber-producing and wood-utilizing district of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and of the Lake States in general. Because of this ideal location for teaching forestry, it has been possible to combine the advantages of class instruction with practical field work during the whole of the school year."—1950 Forester

Our name changed. But the surroundings, and passion for what we do hasn't. Since the first class of 15 students in 1936, we've helped thousands of skilled natural resources managers meet shared goals of conservation, sustainability, and wise stewardship of the natural world. Along the way, the College established a worldwide reputation—along with a healthy sense of humor, and lasting camaraderie. We'd love to see you again. Please join us at this year's Alumni Reunion for College and campus-wide events.

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Reunion 2020
August 6-8

Remember fishing the steelhead run before 8 a.m. class—and discovering your professor on the opposite bank? How about competing at conclave, or banding black-capped chickadees? Marking timber at camp, snowshoeing at the Otter River cabin, or winning the SAF Quizbowl? Come celebrate the experiences that brought us together and unite us still. In person is way more fun than a yearbook!

Come join us for CFRES specific events- Drinks at the Doghouse, Wood branding at the College and tours with the Dean, the Dendro Walk and our CFRES Alumni Reunion Brunch at the Nara Nature Center!