Office Supply Swap Pilot Program

The Office Supply Swap pilot program, organized by Michigan Tech’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 19 in Memorial Union Building (MUB) Ballroom B. All items will be available at no charge. The swap is open to current MTU faculty and staff — individuals will be asked to present their Tech ID at the door for verification. These items are available for the purpose of carrying out University business and are not made available for personal use.

Leading up to the swap, donations of gently used office supplies will be accepted next Thursday (June 15), and we encourage all MTU academic, athletic and auxiliary units to participate. We will be accepting a wide range of common office supplies, such as paper goods, writing utensils, filing supplies, mailing supplies and office organization items. We will also be collecting CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, etc., for recycling through a third-party vendor.

A complete list of acceptable items may be found on our blog.

How It Works:

  1. If you intend to donate, please complete the Office Supply Swap Participation Form with your unit/department’s intention to participate.
  2. Clean house! Gather items that are eligible for donation.
  3. Neatly box or bag the items.
  4. Donate in the method you indicated on the form: Loading Dock or bring to MUB Ballroom B.
  5. (Optional) Visit the swap on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Participate?

The intention of the Office Supply Swap is to allow for the exchange of common office supplies that already exist on campus to minimize the need for purchasing new items and to alleviate departmental clutter. Additionally, we seek to provide an avenue for recycling office items by diverting them from the landfill.

For any and all questions, comments or concerns, email

Summer Aquatics Programs

Friendly reminder that all Michigan Tech Recreation summer aquatics program sessions are open for registration. Session 1 registration closes at the end of next week — register by June 16 at midnight!

Questions? Contact Aquatics Manager Annie Bengry at or 906-487-2995.

Women's Basketball Announces 2023-24 Schedule

Michigan Tech women's basketball has announced their 2023-24 regular season schedule. The Huskies will play a full slate of 18 GLIAC games this winter and host 13 opponents at SDC Gymnasium in Houghton. 

Tech begins with an exhibition contest against University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Division III) on Nov. 4. The Huskies then host a series of home nonconference games to tip off the regular season, starting with William Jewell College (Nov. 10) and ending with defending Division II national champion Ashland University (Nov. 20).

Last season, the Huskies finished 27-5 overall (15-3 GLIAC) and went 14-0 at home. MTU has not lost at SDC Gymnasium since Jan. 27, 2022, a streak of 17 victories. Tech also appeared in the NCAA Division II Region Tournament for the 21st time.

Read more and see the interactive 2023-24 schedule at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Men's Basketball Announces 2023-24 Schedule

Michigan Tech men's basketball has announced their 2023-24 regular season schedule. The Huskies will play 18 GLIAC games this winter and host 15 opponents at SDC Gymnasium in Houghton.

Tech begins nonconference play in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, with Missouri S&T (Nov. 11) and Upper Iowa (Nov. 12) in the Midwest Crossover Tournament. The Huskies have a rematch with Missouri St. Louis at home on Nov. 18.

With a young squad last season, the Huskies finished 10-20 overall (5-13 GLIAC) and made a memorable run to the GLIAC Tournament Championship in Big Rapids, Michigan. The Huskies began their postseason with an upset over No. 1 seed Wisconsin-Parkside 73-68 in the quarterfinals.

Read more and see the full 2023-24 schedule at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

In the News

Spencer Tassone (BioSci) was quoted by Virginia’s Martinsville Bulletin in a story about the opening of the new Beaver Creek Trail located on the grounds of Patrick & Henry Community College. The trail was officially opened at the college’s National Trails Day celebration, which featured Tassone as the keynote speaker.


Erin Matas (Library) and Rick Stanitis (Canterbury House) were quoted by the Mining Journal in a story about the large crowd drawn by the first Keweenaw Pridefest, held Saturday (June 3) at the East Houghton Waterfront Park. The story was picked up from the Daily Mining Gazette.


Fall 2023 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for Fall 2023 Finishing Fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. next Wednesday (June 14) to the Graduate School. Please email applications to

Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online. Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a Ph.D. student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a Finishing Fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a Finishing Fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for candidacy (tuition charged at Research Mode rate) at the time of application.
  5. Must not hold a final oral examination ("defense") prior to the start of the award semester.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to Ph.D. candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding Ph.D. candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan.

The Graduate School anticipates funding up to 10 fellowships with support ranging from $2,000 to full support (stipend plus tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.