Construction Continues on Alumni Way Gateway Project

With the return of faculty and students to campus, we wanted to remind everyone that construction on the west end of Alumni Way will continue through the end of October.

Please be aware that the following areas will be impacted by this construction:

  • Vehicle Traffic — Detours will be marked and traffic will be directed through Parking Lot 1 to Cliff Drive.

  • Pedestrian Traffic — Sidewalks will not be available from the corner of Highway 41 and Cliff Drive until the end of the construction zone. Pedestrian traffic will be directed around the construction zone fencing and through Parking Lot 1.

  • Parking — Metered parking spaces at the west end of Alumni Way will not be available. Lot 1 will have fewer parking spaces along the southwest side of the parking lot (across from the Administration Building).

  • Building Access — Main building access to the Administration Building and Alumni House will not be impacted.

  • Noise — While we will do our best to keep disruptions to a minimum, construction noise will occur.

For a detailed map of the detours and area of construction, visit the Facilities Management website. If you have questions or concerns, please email

ChE Closed Today for Departmental Retreat

The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) office will be closed today (Aug. 17) for a departmental retreat. The office will reopen tomorrow (Aug. 18).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Move-In Weekend Comedy: Jessi Campbell

Plan a night of fun after the busy Move-In Weekend activities. Make memories and have a good laugh with Student Leadership and Involvement's Late Night Program.

Meet up this Saturday (Aug. 19) at 9:30 p.m. at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts to see Jessi Campbell, a high-energy, likable comedian who brings her relatable stories to the stage. She takes mundane events in her life and turns them into hilarious bits. Traditional stand-up comedy with no bells and whistles needed, she makes crowds laugh with one microphone and a spotlight.

Campbell was the Campus Activities Magazine Female Performer of the Year, and performed at over 1,000 colleges nationwide. She has performed all over the world and has two Dry Bar Comedy specials.

Get a sneak peek at one of Campbell's earlier shows on YouTube.

This is a free event and the public is welcome to attend!

Final Lean COP Summer Speaker: Tami Bradham

Save the Date: Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.
Please join the Lean Community of Practice (Lean COP) via Zoom for the last of our Summer Speaker Series next Wednesday (Aug. 23) at 3 p.m. Tami Bradham will be introducing the Problem Prioritization Matrix (PPM) tool to us all. You do not need to be a member of the Lean COP to attend this valuable training, but please register to be added to the meeting invitation! If you have any questions, please reach out to Linnea McGowan Hobmeier at

Finding the Lemons Worth the Squeeze: Problem Prioritization Matrix (PPM)
How do you know if the lemon is worth the squeeze? What do you do if you have lots of lemons that need to be squeezed? No problem! In this Lean COP Speaker Series presentation, an easy-to-use tool — the Problem Prioritization Matrix (PPM) — will be shared. Sometimes you need something simple to help make change happen.

New Funding

Shiyue Fang (Chem/HRI) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $451,543 research and development grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The project is titled "Synthesis of Sensitive Epitranscriptomically Modified RNAs."

Yinan Yuan (CFRES/HRI) is a co-PI on this potential three-year project.

In the News

Lindsay Hiltunen (Library) was quoted at length by the Keweenaw Report in a story remembering the Bosch Brewing Company of Lake Linden.


The Daily Mining Gazette covered Michigan Tech’s selection as one of 11 recipients of a total $11 million in research grants to address energy transitions in underserved communities awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Tech’s project will engage forest-dependent tribal and rural communities in northern Michigan, studying current energy systems and pathways for energy transitions that improve community well-being.


AfterSchoolAfrica named Michigan Tech as one of the “top schools offering STEM-based courses in the U.S.”


Return on Information-New Jersey mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Teik Lim ’85 (B.S. Mechanical Engineering) being awarded the Chinese-American Academic & Professional Society’s 2023 Distinguished Leadership Achievement Award. Lim is the president of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


Michigan Tech's Responsibilities to Students with Disabilities

August has arrived and the start of the fall semester is just around the corner. We would like to remind the campus community about our obligation and commitment to providing equal access to all educational programs, activities and services for students with disabilities, per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Access can be provided in several ways: by providing aids and services necessary for effective communication, such as Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services and assistive listening devices; by modifying policies, practices and procedures, such as testing accommodations and access to campus facilities for service animals; and by providing architectural access to buildings, including residential facilities.

Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be designed to meet the specific needs of the individual. Student accommodations at Michigan Tech are provided through Student Disability Services. Employee accommodations are provided through the ADA Coordinator in Equal Opportunity Compliance.

Please visit the Education ADA Fact Sheet from the ADA National Network for more information.


Parking During Move-In: Friday and Saturday

It’s an exciting time as we finalize our preparations for students to return to campus. Over two days, we will welcome our first-year students as they move into their residence halls, meet new roommates, say goodbye to parents and get their first taste of college life.

Michigan Tech’s Move-In will take place on Friday (Aug. 18) from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday (Aug. 19) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two-day Move-In event has allowed us to reduce congestion and provide a more relaxed atmosphere for our new Huskies.

We will be closing some parking lots to facilitate Move-In (see below). If your regular parking lot is closed on Friday, please plan to park in an alternative location. This would be a huge help to the students and would also ensure you are able to leave campus more easily at the end of the day.

Parking Lots Closed for Friday:

  • Lot 27 (Admin Visitor Lot)
  • Lot 11 (Black Permit Lot next to Admin)

Recommended Alternative Parking Lots for Friday:

  • Lot 33 (Meese) — To avoid traffic, this lot is strongly recommended.
  • Lot 2 (Behind the Academic Office Building)
  • Lot 8 (Behind Walker, accessible off of Cliff Drive)
  • Lot 10 (Commuter Lot east of the Rozsa Center)
  • Lot 12 (Between Highway 41 and the MUB)
  • Lot 14 (Between the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Rozsa)
  • Lot 1 — Only the west side of the lot is available, and it will be a high-traffic area for Move-In.

Open Parking Lots for Saturday:

  • Lot 10 (Commuter Lot east of the Rozsa Center)
  • Lot 33 (Meese)
  • All other parking lots will be closed on Saturday.

Cliff Drive Traffic Changes:

  • One-way operation heading eastbound

Thank You for Your Support
The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and Residence Education and Housing Services appreciates your support as we make these changes to improve the process of welcoming new students to campus, ensuring a great start to their Husky experience.


Labor Day Payroll Schedule

Due to the Labor Day Holiday on Sept. 4, for the pay period ending
Sept. 2 (Bi-Weekly 18), the adjusted deadlines for payroll processing are listed below. As a department timekeeper, it is your responsibility to share this information with all employees in your department.

Please be sure that all web time approvers have a designated proxy set up.

  • Status Forms Due to Human Resources: Friday, Aug. 18, at noon
  • EPAF Submissions: Friday, Aug. 18, at noon
  • Deduction Forms: Tuesday, Aug. 29, at noon
  • Time Cards Sent to Departments: Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m.
  • Time Cards Due to Payroll: Friday, Sept. 1, at noon
  • Web Time Entry Approval: Friday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.

For instructions on how to set up a proxy, please visit the Quick Reference Guide for Approvers PDF.