Welcome Week

August 26 - September 2, 2023

You’ve gotten all settled in at Michigan Tech for the year and are about to start classes. Now what?  It’s time for Welcome Week!  Every year, new and returning students are welcomed back to campus with this annual tradition that will get everyone into the Husky Spirit. The week is jam packed with social activities, food, entertainment, and much more! 

Thanks to support from your Student Activity Fee and other generous sponsors, Welcome Week events are at no cost to Michigan Tech students!

All events linked below are open to all students. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by MUB 112, call us at 906-487-1963, or email us at activities@mtu.edu.

2023 Printable Schedule

University sponsored events are in bold below. All other events are hosted by registered student organizations. 

Saturday, August 26th

An Afternoon on the Town - 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Downtown Houghton
Learn to Play Rugby with Men's Rugby Football Club - 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Hiking at Mt. Baldy with the Navigators - 3:00 PM, Mt. Baldy
Party on the Patio with Douglass Houghton Hall Council - 3:00 PM, DHH Patio
Wiffle Ball with Baseball Club - 4:00 PM, Walker Lawn
SDC Broomball - 6:00 PM, MacInnes Ice Arena
A Night of Comedy - 10:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Sunday, August 27

Sand Volleyball Tournament with Men's Volleyball Club - 10:00 AM, Sand Courts
Huskies’ Walmart Takeover - 2:00-4:00 PM, Walmart
Learn to Row with Rowing Club - 3:00 PM, SDC Rowing Studio
Ultimate Frisbee with Men and Women's Ultimate Teams - 6:00 PM, Soccer Field

Monday, August 28

First Day Photo Booth and Treats with Alumni Engagement - 9:30-11:30 AM, Husky Statue

Tuesday, August 29

On-Campus Job Expo with Career Services - 11:00 AM-2:00 PM,  MUB Alumni Lounge
Stay Afloat with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being- 1:00-3:00 PM, near the Husky Statue
Messy Twister with Railroad Engineering and Activities Club - 7:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Wednesday, August 30

Open Cheer Practice with Cheer Team - 7:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Thursday, August 31

Lacrosse with Men and Women's Club Lacrosse - 2:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Volleyball vs. Winona State - 6:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym
Off-Road Vehicle Display with Four Wheelers at Michigan Tech - 6:00 PM, Lot 14
Soccer vs. St. Cloud State - 7:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 1

Sail in for a Slice at Sea[DI] - 1:30-3:30 PM, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Sun, Sand, and Sigma with Sigma Rho - 4:00 PM, Prince's Point
Rock Painting with Mu Beta Psi - 5:00 PM, Rock Garden
Wildlife Walk with Wildlife Society - 5:00 PM, MTU Trailhead/Nordic Wax Center
Board Game Night with Gamers Anonymous - 6:00 PM, Fisher 129/130
Glass Painting with Panhellenic Council - 7:00 PM, MUB Alumni Lounge
Pep Band Parade - 7:00 PM, Around the Residence Halls

Saturday, September 2

Splatter Painting with MUB Board - 12:00-4:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Soccer vs. Minnesota Duluth - 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
Introduction to Timbersports with Forestry Club - 1:00 PM, Wood Cut Site
Bonfire with Triangle Fraternity - 7:00 PM, Prince's Point
BSA Blackout Dance - 8:30 PM, Walker Lawn

All Week Long!

Boats, Buoys, and Books with the Van Pelt and Opie Library - 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Library "Ask us" Desk