Michigan Tech Will Be Open Today
Michigan Tech will be open today (Tuesday, June 19).
All classes will resume. If commuting to campus, please plan to leave your home 5 to 10 minutes earlier than you normally would in order to account for potential travel delays. If you feel unsafe traveling to work, use your best judgment and be sure to communicate with appropriate parties if you decide not to come to campus.
Please park on campus—commuter lots and walkways are still in the clean-up process. Metered parking will be free.
While the University is open, the Administration Building will remain closed due to air quality and electrical concerns. A private contractor will make an assessment in the near future, and we will update the community on the building’s status as more information becomes available.
Until notified otherwise, please do not enter the Administration Building under any circumstances. If you work in the Administration Building, communicate with your supervisor regarding workspace arrangements.
Some have contacted Human Resources with payroll concerns. Regular faculty and staff will be paid on Friday. Human Resources has sent a separate email to employees with more details regarding the payroll process for this week.
Hourly employees may use vacation or comp time to make up for the hours missed due to bad weather. Exempt employees are expected to fulfill their regular job responsibilities.
The precautionary drinking water advisory has been lifted for the City of Houghton. There is no need to boil water accessed on campus, including in the residence halls and Daniell Heights, before drinking it.
Facilities personnel, the Incident Command Team and many others have been working diligently over the last two days to ensure a safe campus. Their work will continue in the coming days as we transition from response to recovery. Please continue to check mtu.edu/alert for updated information as it becomes available.
Thank you for your continued patience as we work to return the University to full operation.