MTU Flex and COVID-19
What does MTU Flex mean? MTU Flex is the University’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic on campus. As part of this plan, we will use Health and Safety Levels to guide our behavior on campus. These levels provide us with the agility to respond to COVID-19 on campus and in the local community in real-time with scientifically informed, practical, and targeted steps. All incoming and current students should review MTU Flex on a regular basis for the most current information.
Where do I find COVID-19 information? The MTU Flex website is continuously updated to provide our community with the most up-to-date information on the situation. The page includes information on testing, quarantine, absences, and travel information.
Resources for Graduate Students
Michigan Technological University recognizes that students may experience financial emergencies while enrolled. These emergencies may include travel expenses because of the death of a loved one, medical bill assistance, or other unexpected event. For this reason we have four funding options available depending on student type. These funds are generously donated by donors and alumni of the university.
If you find yourself in need of emergency financial assistance, please fill out an application. Once your application is received a staff member will be in contact with you for any follow up or to provide you with additional resources. If you have questions, or would like more information about the emergency funds please refer to the links and information below.
- Betty Chavis Emergency Fund(Grant): Available to domestic undergraduate and graduate students.
- Husky Emergency Assistance Fund (Grant): Available to domestic or international undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing financial hardship.
- International Student Emergency Fund (Grant): Available to international undergraduate and graduate students.
- Graduate School Emergency Fund (Loan Program): Available to domestic or international graduate students.
HuskyFAN Food and Delivery
Michigan Technological University recognizes that food insecurity affects many of our students. In 2015, Husky Food Access Network (HuskyFAN) was established to assist students, faculty and staff with access to food. Students, faculty and staff have the option to either visit the food pantry (located in Fisher hall), or submit a request through our online food order form. Food can be packaged and delivered, or arrange a pick up day and time. During the summer and fall months, the food pantry also provides vouchers to be used at the local Houghton Farmer’s Market. These can be used to purchase fresh produce.
Mental Health and Well-being
Michigan Technological University’s Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being (CSMWWB) provides workshops, support groups, individual and telehealth options for students to maintain their mental and physical health. Graduate students specifically have the option to attend the Graduate Student Support Group, as a space for graduate students only to connect and share some of their experiences. Also, recognizing the need for counselors with a range of identities, the CSMWWB has launched another telehealth option through MySSP. This provides students the opportunity to meet with counselors who speak other languages and specialize in other areas of need.
On-campus Testing and Symptom Monitoring
On demand COVID-19 testing is available to all students, faculty and staff throughout the academic year. No appointment is required and there is no cost to students, faculty or staff. Please refer to the MTU Flex portal for more information on testing like location and days testing will be conducted.