Category: Status of Events and Services

Campus Visits Resume June 22

by Admissions

Admissions is excited to welcome back prospective students and their families for campus tours starting Monday, June 22. After months of thoughtful planning, we are looking forward to implementing solutions to create a fun and robust experience for visitors while being extremely mindful of their health and safety, as well as that of faculty, staff and students.

Here are some of the ways in which tours will be modified:


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.


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.


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.     


The Impact of COVID-19 on Student Employment

by Beth Williams, Career Services

Typically in Career Services, as the school year ends and most Michigan Tech students head off for summer jobs, we complete the assessments of the past year and incorporate lessons learned into planning for our fall events. This year, however, our department has been busier than normal amidst the COVID-19 disruption. The last few weeks have been a constant buzz of virtual appointments with students, phone calls with employers, and Zoom meetings with career services colleagues around the country.

So, what impact is COVID-19 having on corporate recruiting and our students’ job prospects? The following is what we’ve been hearing in Career Services and our response to this situation.