Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

We are continually updating our website and FAQs to reflect the most recent information on COVID-19 related changes.  If you have any further questions, we are here to help: orientation@mtu.edu | 906-487-3558

Undergraduate Orientation

Mid-Year Orientation

For students who are tarting at Michigan Tech in the Spring 2021, there will be a half-day orientation program in the afternoon of Sunday, January 10, 2021.  This orientation will give mid-year entrants a chance to learn about key resources on campus, talk to their fellow incoming students and hear from a panel of returning students who started at mid-year themselves.

In December 2020, we will post the schedule here and send an email directly to incoming students with more detail.

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Orientation

First-Year Orientation
As a first-year student, you will participate in a four-day program as a member of a team of 15-25 students who share your area of study.  In 2021, the first year orientation program will begin just after noon on Sunday, August 22 and run until the afternoon of Wednesday, August 25.  Classes start the following day.

During those four days, you will get a chance to know your classmates, meet your academic advisor and department, explore resources and opportunities on campus, and make decisions about your future.  You will also discover ways to stay healthy, excel academically, get involved, become a student leader, and more.  Your time at Tech will be incredible and orientation will help you learn how to make the most of it!

Transfer Student Orientation
If you bring in more than 30 credits that you earned as a college student at another institution, you will attend a two-hour session on the evening of Sunday, August 22 as well as your major-specific Departmental Introduction and Advisor Meeting on the morning of Monday, August 23.    You may opt into the full new student orientation program if you are seeking a more comprehensive experience.

For more details or any questions about these programs, contact the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success by email at orientation@mtu.edu, by phone at 906-487-3558, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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                      Welcome to Michigan Tech

A welcome video from Michigan Tech's 2020 Orientation Executive Staff