Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

First-Year Students

As you prepare for your first year at Michigan Tech, we know that you have plenty of questions. Our four-day 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 2020, first year orientation will begin just after noon on Sunday, August 23 and run until the afternoon of Wednesday, August 26.  Classes start the following day.

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.