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Family Weekend—October 1-2, 2021

If you plan to attend Michigan Tech Family Weekend please let us know. Registration is now open.

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Family Weekend is a Michigan Tech tradition held each fall in October. It's a weekend for parents and families to come and visit their students, explore campus, and see the local sights.

Welcome to Family Weekend

Fall is here and Michigan Tech is looking forward to celebrating events in a safe and healthy way. With that in mind, we are planning Family Weekend for Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2, in accordance with COVID guidelines at that time.

Join us this year for many outdoor, athletic, visual arts, community, and self-guided events and activities.

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Add to Calendar 10/1/2021 10/2/2021 11:59 PM America/Detroit Michigan Tech Family Weekend Family Weekend is a Michigan Tech tradition held each fall in October. It's a weekend for parents and families to come and visit their students, explore campus, and see the local sights. Don't forget to register online at https://goo.gl/forms/TJlxm0MMjhi4uRcn2. Michigan Tech Campus

Schedule of Events

Follow Activity Name link for tickets otherwise ticket at the door if applicable. Separate listing for each day if event is multiple days. 

Friday Events for Family Weekend
Activity Name Date/Time  Location Cost Website/Notes on Event
Michigan Tech Trails Fri, Oct 1 All Day Michigan Tech Trails FREE hiking/biking (BYO bikes) for Tech students and families for Family Weekend days, Fri-Sat, Oct. 1-2 michigantechrecreation.com/trails/forest
University Images Fri, Oct 1, 8am-6pm Student Development Complex (SDC) N/A Fri, Oct, is Spirit Friday! 25% off MTU apparel/souvenirs in-store and bookstore website. Free Ground Shipping with the "FAMILY" code will be Saturday (and Sunday).
A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Fri, Oct 1, 9am-5pm A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum FREE for either Friday, Oct. 1, or Saturday, Oct. 2 for MTU students (with their ID) and any accompanying family members. museum.mtu.edu
Campus Bookstore Fri, Oct 1, 8am-5pm MUB, 1st floor N/A Fri, Oct, is Spirit Friday! 25% off MTU apparel/souvenirs in-store and bookstore website. Free Ground Shipping with the "FAMILY" code will be Saturday (and Sunday).
Quincy Mine Tours Fri, Oct 1, 8:30am-4:30pm Quincy Mine $20 for students (with ID), special $25 rate for parents/grandparents accompanied by a Michigan Tech student on Family Weekend When ordering tickets, please mention the special $25 rate (a $10 savings per ticket) for parents/grandparents accompanied by a Michigan Tech student for any tour during Family Weekend, Oct. 1-3. 
Homecoming recess begins Fri, Oct 1, 3pm Michigan Technological University N/A Academic Calendar, students can join their families for activities after 3pm.
Mont Ripley Chair Lift Color Tours Fri, Oct 1, 3pm-7pm Mont Ripley (at the Copper lift in the parking lot) $5.00, and kids 12 and under ride free with an adult. mtu.edu/mont-ripley
Cardboard Boat Races Fri, Oct 1, 4pm Kestner Waterfront Park FREE Homecoming event, but is open for familys/friends to watch! 2 shuttle busses running as a continuous loop to Kestner Waterfront for the Cardboard Boat races, from 2-6 p.m., starting at the MUB to Lot 24 to Kestner Waterfront and back.
MTU Soccer vs Purdue Northwest Fri, Oct 1, 5pm Sherman Field FREE michigantechhuskies.com
Filmboard Movie: Family-friendly Disney Pixar's Soul Fri, Oct 1, 5:30pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm Fisher Hall 135 $3 Tickets, $1 Concessions filmboard.mtu.edu
MTU Volleyball vs Wayne State Fri, Oct 1, 7pm Student Development Complex (SDC) $10 adult, $5 youth | Purchase Tickets michigantechhuskies.com
Erik Koskinen Concert Fri, Oct 1, 7:30pm Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Students get ONE FREE ticket (through the Experience Tech Fee) and ONE FREE guest ticket. All other tickets are $20. mtu.edu/rozsa

Face coverings are required for volunteers, staff and audience members at this event. 
MUB Board Comedian Jon Fisher Fri, Oct 1, 9:00pm MUB Ballroom FREE jonraymondfisher.com
Saturday Events for Family Weekend
Activity Name Date/Time  Location Cost Website/Notes on Event
Michigan Tech Trails Sat, Oct 2, All Day Michigan Tech Trails FREE hiking/biking (BYO bikes) for Tech students and families for Family Weekend days, Fri-Sat, Oct. 1-2

michigantechrecreation.com/trails/forest

Quincy Mine Tours Sat, Oct 2, 8:30am-4:30pm Quincy Mine $20 for students (with ID), special $25 rate for parents/grandparents accompanied by a Michigan Tech student on Family Weekend

When ordering tickets, please mention the special $25 rate (a $10 savings per ticket) for parents/grandparents accompanied by a Michigan Tech student for any tour during Family Weekend, Oct. 1-3. 

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Sat, Oct 2, 9am-5pm A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum FREE for either Friday, Oct. 1, or Saturday, Oct. 2 for MTU students (with their ID) and any accompanying family members.

museum.mtu.edu

Golf Scramble Sat, Oct 2, Registration 9-9:30am, Shotgun at 10am Portage Lake Golf Course $90 for a 3-person team, and $16 for a pre-reserved cart.

mtu.edu/golfcourse Skins, prizes, contests! For questions call 487-2641| Registration Form

Mont Ripley Chair Lift Color Tours Sat, Oct 2, 10am-7pm Mont Ripley (at the Copper lift in the parking lot) $5.00, and kids 12 and under ride free with an adult. mtu.edu/mont-ripley
University Images Sat, Oct 2, 10am-5pm Student Development Complex (SDC) N/A Free Ground Shipping with the "FAMILY" code will be Saturday and Sunday (12-5pm), MTU apparel/souvenirs in-store and bookstore website.
Color Tours on the Tech Trails by OAP Sat, Oct 2, 10am - 2:30pm Michigan Tech Trails  $5.00 for everyone, sign up on ticketing site. Open-air wagon, 20 min/ride, no pets. Time slots limited.
Homecoming Tailgate Sat, Oct 2, 11am-1pm Lot 24 FREE Homecoming event, but is open for everyone!
Campus Store Sat, Oct 2, 12-4pm MUB, 1st floor N/A Fri, Oct, is Spirit Friday! 25% off MTU apparel/souvenirs in-store and bookstore website. Free Ground Shipping with the "FAMILY" code will be Saturday (and Sunday).
MTU Football vs Davenport (Homecoming) Sat, Oct 2, 1pm Sherman Field $12 adult, $5 youth michigantechhuskies.com
MTU Volleyball vs Saginaw Valley Sat, Oct 2, 4pm Student Development Complex (SDC) $10 adult, $5 youth michigantechhuskies.com
Filmboard Movie: Family-friendly Disney Pixar's Soul Sat, Oct 2, 5:30pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm Fisher Hall 135 $3 Tickets, $1 Concessions filmboard.mtu.edu
MTU vs NMU Exhibition Hockey Game Sat, Oct 2, 7:07pm Student Development Complex (SDC) Michigan Tech season ticket holders will get free admission to the game along with active students through Experience Tech. Tickets will be $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Season ticket holders have until September 29 to secure their seats. mtu.universitytickets.com
Steven Brundage - Rubik's Cube Magician Sat, Oct 2, 9pm MUB Ballroom FREE Family-friendly Late Night Programming
Quincy Mine Tours Sat, Oct 2 + Sun, Oct 3, 8:30am-4:30pm Quincy Mine $20 for students (with ID), special $25 rate for parents/grandparents accompanied by a Michigan Tech student on Family Weekend When ordering tickets, please mention the special $25 rate (a $10 savings per ticket) for parents/grandparents accompanied by a Michigan Tech student for any tour during Family Weekend, Oct. 1-2 plus Sun, Oct 3. 
University Images Sun, Oct 3, 12-5pm Student Development Complex (SDC) N/A Free Ground Shipping with the "FAMILY" code will be Saturday and Sunday, MTU apparel/souvenirs in-store and bookstore website.

Parking

Parking will be FREE at the following locations from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, until 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4:

  • All campus meters EXCEPT in Lot 4 by Hillside.
  • Lot 27 off Hwy 41 by the Administration Building.
  • Commuter Lots 9 and 10 West near the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. 

Parking will be FREE at the following location only for the hours of 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, in order to catch the shuttle bus down to the waterfront for the Cardboard Boat races:

  • Lot 24 by the Student Development Complex.

Prior to 4:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, or after 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, you may park and pay at the campus meters or park in the 2-hour limit Lot 22 by the Student Development Complex.

Local Resources

Watch for these QR Codes around campus or in the community. Scan with your phone for more self-guided information. 

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