Alumni Reunion 2023

August 3rd-5th

In addition to the main Alumni Reunion, the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES) has some other events to enhance your visit to campus.  We look forward to seeing you here!

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August 3rd, 2023


Tech Talk: Wolves, Isle Royale, and the Endangered Species Act

Memorial Union Building (34), Alumni Lounge (second floor). Alumni Reunion 2023 kicks off with a presentation by two faculty in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Sarah R. Hoy and John A. Vucetich, who are world leaders in wolf ecology and conservation. Hoy and Vucetich will share the latest on how the recent restoration of wolf predation on Isle Royale is taking root. They'll also share their expertise on recent developments pertaining to wolf conservation across the country and its implications for the future of the Endangered Species Act. Refreshments will be available.   No charge

Thursday August 3rd, 2023


Fellowship with CFRES Alumni and the Dean

 Armando’s Restaurant and Douglass House Saloon. Join the Dean and alumni from the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science for this social gathering at The Dog.


August 4th, 2023


CFRES Department Open House and Tree Cookie Branding 

Self-Tour the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and grab some lemonade and snacks in the atrium, then join students outside near the parking lot to brand your own wood cookie with the Michigan Tech of CFRES logo to take home with you.


August 5, 2023


Bird Watching/Short Hike at the Nara Nature Park

47375 US Hwy 41, Houghton, MI 49931 – Meet at Chalet

Interim Dean, David Flaspohler, will lead a birdwatching hike on some of the Nara Park trails. Bring your binoculars if you have them, as only a few pairs will be supplied! Meet near the Chalet. 

*Accessible parking is available at all locations. Elevators are available for use in U.J. Noblet Forestry Building. Outside events will occur on flat, grassy areas.

*Campus maps are available at:

Explore the Keweenaw

The top of Brockway Mountain. Portage Lake Golf Course fairways. McLain State Park breakwater. From the depths of Quincy Shaft to the sands of White City, Copper Harbor to Covered Drive, you know the way. Take someone there for the first time. Camp, bike, kayak, fish, or just kick back and contemplate the view. Renew your friendship with the Copper Country. Trip planning tips, calendars at the Keweenaw Convention & Visitor's Bureau.