Category: Campus Experience

Summer Plans

by Rick Koubek, President

Dear Members of the Michigan Tech Community:

Friday officially marked the end of the spring term at Michigan Tech. On Saturday, we would have celebrated the success of 1,066 graduates at our Spring Commencement ceremony. Had things been normal, Mike Pulick, former president of Grainger International, a Michigan Tech electrical engineering alumnus, and former Blue Key president, would have served as our keynote speaker. Instead, we are redirecting our energies in creative ways as we adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic—including the launch of an online 2020 commencement celebration web page on May 23. 


Be Aware of Scammers

by Brian Cadwell, Director and Chief, Department of Public Safety and Police Services

The Department of Public Safety and Police Services (DPSPS) reminds the campus community that scammers are very much active in leveraging the current crisis to steal your personal information, your money or both.

While most of the scams that were present before the pandemic have merely been updated to use words/themes associated with the crisis, there have been reports of some unique techniques that criminals are using to take advantage of the uncertainty that we currently face. Some of these techniques are:


Face Coverings Required in Enclosed Public Spaces

by Brian Cadwell, Director and Chief of Police, Public Safety and Police Services

Under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extended “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, all persons are required to wear face coverings when entering enclosed public spaces, including campus buildings and workspaces, where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Michigan Tech strongly encourages employees to provide their own personal face coverings in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance: 


Stepping Up Virtually to Meet the Needs of Students

by Bonnie Gorman, Dean of Students

The campus-wide efforts to support our students in this new remote learning environment have been extraordinary. While it might have been a bumpy start, it seems like a rhythm has taken hold and people are adapting to our new reality. Evidence of this came from a student who wrote to me recently and said, “All of my professors have been tremendous and willing to make adjustments in the interest of alleviating any burdens, too; this is another testament to our incredible Husky culture! (#tenacity).” Indeed, support is being offered across campus in a variety of ways to meet the needs of students.