First-Year Students

As you prepare for your first year at Michigan Tech, we know that you have plenty of questions. Our week-long Orientation program is designed to answer your questions, introduce you to campus resources, and give you a smooth transition to life at Tech.  In the fall of 2022, First-year orientation will begin just after noon on Sunday, August 21 and run until the afternoon of Friday, August 26.  The majority of the "required" orientation programming will be complete by the morning of Thursday, August 25, leaving students time to explore campus resources through our optional programming.  Welcome Week starts on Saturday, August 27 and classes start the following Monday, August 29.

Get ready for Orientation by reviewing the following pages. You’ll find information about course registration, campus living, your summer Reading as Inquiry assignment, and more—everything you need to be prepared for your arrival.


Student-athletes participating on a fall athletics team will be automatically enrolled to attend Student-Athlete Orientation, in addition to attending required programs during Orientation Week.  

Student-athletes participating on a spring athletics team will attend the entire Orientation Week.