Category: Campus Operations

Use Pickup Form to Collect Your Packages from Central Receiving

by Administration

Central Receiving will resume normal operating hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday ( June 15), when Michigan Tech enters Step Two of our Return to Campus plan.

Central Receiving will not be delivering packages because buildings across campus are only open by pre-approved tap access during Phase Two. Instead, we will be arranging for package pickup. If you need to pick up a package, please complete this package pickup form.

SDC Opening to Students July 13

by Recreation

In keeping with federal, state and University guidelines, Michigan Tech Recreation will reopen the Student Development Complex (SDC) to current students on Monday, July 13, with limited hours and access to the fitness center and pool.

The health and safety of our students, members and staff is our first priority. Due to the current state-mandated criteria for the opening of gyms and fitness centers, we will phase people back into the facility, beginning with Michigan Tech student-athletes, followed by current students. We look forward to welcoming our members back at a later date, as health and safety protocols permit. Membership and locker rentals will be extended for the length of the closure.

Accessible Event Planning

by Institutional Equity

Now, more than ever, it is important to remember that all online public events need to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you are planning a public presentation, meeting or conference, please be sure to plan for the accessibility needs of the participants.

There are many ways to support individuals with disabilities in an online environment. For instance, supporting participants who are deaf or hard of hearing may require planning and adjustments so that services such as CART, captioning and interpreting can be provided effectively. The May 21 edition of Tech Today had a helpful article regarding the Zoom Audio Transcription Feature.

For more information or further assistance, please contact the Institutional Equity ADA Coordinator Susan Sullivan or Center for Teaching and Learning Accessible Technology Coordinator Jeff Toorongian.

On-Campus Guidelines for Summer Custodial Operation

by Administration

Because on-campus activity is limited this summer, custodial services have also been scaled back. Essential employees with approval to be on campus won’t see a custodian in their building every day. Occupied buildings will be serviced on alternate days using a team staffing approach with staggered schedules. Unused spaces, such as classrooms and conference rooms, will remain unavailable.

We appreciate your help with these precautionary measures and guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure campus operations continue safely and efficiently. If you are an essential on-campus employee:

Board of Trustees Note to the Campus Community

by Michigan Tech Board of Trustees

The Michigan Tech Board of Trustees would like to formally thank the University’s leadership, faculty, and staff for their efforts in these unprecedented and difficult times.

Collectively, the Michigan Tech community has embraced the concept of shared sacrifice as the University navigates through financial and operational challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tech Trails Open for Spring and Summer Recreation

by Calvin Larson, Director of Athletics Communication

The Michigan Tech Recreational Trails are open to members and we’re doing our best to get trails in quality riding conditions. 

Only local riders are permitted and social distancing guidelines are in effect. We know many people who visit the Keweenaw to ride the Tech Trails will be disappointed, but to best protect our community, we ask you to enjoy your local trails and come see us when the situation has improved.

Update on Virtual Graduation Celebration

by Commencement Committee

The Spring 2020 graduate celebration website is now ready for graduates to upload their profile information. A series of video messages and a Huskies Pep Band performance recording will be added on May 23. In the meantime, check back often to see new celebration profiles created by the class of Spring 2020.

Everyone can join in! The Celebrating Spring 2020 Graduates website has information and links for graduates, family, friends and community. Take a look.

Live Town Hall on Return to Campus Plans Planned for May 11

In preparation for an on-time, face to face fall semester start, a cross functional campus team is finalizing the details of Michigan Tech’s return to campus plan. 

Michigan Tech’s plan is predicated on the state’s guidance for a phased re-opening, incorporates best practices as suggested by state, federal, and non profit agencies and takes into account other factors to ensure the health and safety of our entire community. 

Portage Lake Golf Course is Open

by Administration

The Portage Lake Golf Course (PLGC) is now open. The course is in wonderful shape and the crew has worked hard to provide great golf conditions for our patrons. We are also working hard to follow state health and safety requirements and ask you to join us in doing your part to stem the spread of COVID-19.  For that reason, we’re asking all PLGC patrons to schedule and pay for their memberships or greens fees in advance.

Call the Pro Shop at 7-2641 if you intend to purchase your season pass, or go to our online store and we can safely process your payment and give you direct access to the course without checking in.