Do you need assistance?

From time to time, you may be concerned about an issue but you may be unsure who to report the issue to. If you have a concern about some issue, please review this Report a Concern page. There are easy links to use to report your concern and guidance on which office can help with different issues. Sometimes people assume someone else will report a problem, and the issue goes unreported. If you have a concern, please let us know.


Do you need a repair?

Drafty window? Sticky lock? Drippy faucet? Burned out light bulb? If you live on campus and you need a repair, please complete the online “repair request” form. All requests go to Facilities. When you complete the online repair request form, you will get updates on the status of your request directly from Facilities. Normal repairs are completed by Facilities staff Monday through Friday during normal business hours. https://www.mtu.edu/housing/applications-policies/forms-requests/

If you have an urgent problem that cannot wait (no heat, no electricity, no water, water that is flowing and will not stop), please call the Facilities Emergency phone number: 906-487-0001. Requests for emergency assistance that are not emergencies or due to student negligence may be charged $150 convenience fee for after hours non-emergency assistance.


Welcome Home Daniell Heights Residents

Hello Huskies,

Welcome home Daniell Heights residents! Thank you so much for doing your part these past couple weeks to ensure a safe move in and a strong initial start. It is great watching all the students bring excitement to the campus community all while taking the steps to do your part and keep our community safe from COVID-19. Every time you have worn your mask properly and physically distanced six feet, you have lowered the spread of COVID-19 on our campus, keeping your friends, family, staff, and the whole community safer. Thank you for doing your part. These first couple weeks have been a solid first step, but we have a long way to go to get to May. While Daniell Heights provides a more contained living experience, all members of the community still need to take the necessary precautions. Remember, though we have an aggressive isolation and quarantine strategy, COVID-19 IS on our campus. Everyone needs to do their part to continue to keep those around us safe. Here are some key reminders: 

  • Keep six feet physical distancing from one another both outside AND inside buildings. Being outside doesn’t change the need to keep a distance from others. If you’re walking around outside in the Heights community, you still need to keep at least six feet of distance. Mind your distancing when you’re waiting for the shuttle and in classroom buildings, common areas, etc. at all times.  
  • Wear face coverings properly while inside (and outside if six feet distance can’t be maintained) covering both nose and mouth. Covering the mouth is a start but isn’t enough to stay safe. Keep the face coverings up, covering both nose and mouth, and on at all times if you’re in common areas in the apartment building.
     
  • Follow the room capacity limits. The capacity limits on campus building spaces have been determined by professionals to ensure everyone can safely physically distance themselves while sharing a space together. If the room is at its capacity limit, don’t go in. Make sure furniture is set up in a way that maintains the six feet physical distancing and correct it if it doesn’t.  
     
  • Avoid risky behaviors while off campus. The risks to catch COVID-19 don’t change when you’re off campus. Whether you’re at the store or attending a social gathering, make sure you’re in an environment that keeps you safe and is following the necessary safety guidelines requiring masks and physical distancing. If a gathering looks unsafe, where physical distancing is impossible or masks aren’t being worn, don’t take unnecessary risks with your health and safety. Leave.  
     
  • Speak up! We need everyone to assist the community when it needs reminding. If someone forgets to wear a mask, don’t be afraid to remind them and ask staff if you need help doing it. If a great social gathering is starting to get a little closer than six feet, do a physical distancing check for everyone. Everyone needs reminding, so let’s work together in helping the community stay on track. 
     
  • COVID-19 policies are an expectation of everyone living  on campus. This is about keeping the community safe so all can continue to have an in-person experience. We respect those who have different opinions and embrace your right to disagree, but you have to abide by the policies while living in the community. We are committed to keeping the community safe and will report and refer students to the Academic and Community Conduct office for not following these guidelines. Remember, it’s not just about risk to self, but to your friends, families, staff, professors, and the community as a whole. We take it seriously and will report behaviors that endanger others.
     
  • Students who need to isolate themselves in the apartments can do so safely by following the necessary precautions. We don’t want anyone to get sick, but in case you test positive for COVID-19, you will be asked to isolate yourself in your apartment to help keep the surrounding community safe. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has provided guidance that it is safe for students to isolate in their apartment in Daniell Heights since kitchens and bathrooms are not shared. In the event someone tests positive for COVID-19, our staff will provide both support and guidance so you and those you live with can isolate/quarantine safely in your own apartment.  

In the event someone living in Daniell Heights should test positive for COVID-19, individuals living in apartments other than the one in which the infected person is isolating are not considered close contacts, as living spaces are not shared. Passing by a person briefly or being in a different apartment in the same building will not infect others, but staying in close contact for more than 15 minutes (less than six feet away) does create a higher risk that requires quarantine. Taking the necessary precautions such as wearing a face covering properly, keeping physical distancing, and following proper hygiene practices will go a long way to keeping everyone safe. We have the tenacity to do this. But, like the rest of the universities in the country, we only have one shot to make this work. We need the community working together to keep our Husky home safe and protect all those around us.

Matt Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education


Welcome Home

Hello Huskies,

Welcome home! Thank you so much for doing your part this past week to ensure a safe move in and a strong initial start. It’s been wonderful watching all of you return to your rooms and breathe life back into our campus community all while taking the steps to do your part and keep our community safe from COVID-19. Every time you have worn your mask properly or physically distanced six feet, you have lowered the spread of COVID-19 on our campus, keeping your friends, family, staff, and the whole community safer. Thank you for doing your part.

This past week has been a solid first step, but we have a long way to go to get to May. The Residence Education team wants to ensure you continue to have an in-person experience that several universities have already lost. We can’t let ourselves get comfortable on these safety guidelines. Remember, though we have an aggressive isolation and quarantine strategy, COVID-19 IS on our campus. While these numbers are good right now, we have to improve our efforts to continue to keep those around us safe. Here are some key reminders:

  • Keep six feet physical distancing from one another both outside AND inside.  Being outside doesn’t change the need to keep a distance from others. If you’re sitting at one of the picnic tables outside, sit corner to corner with no more than two at the table. Mind your distancing when you’re on Walker Lawn and in classroom buildings, waiting in line at the desk or dining hall, common areas, etc. at all times.  
  • Wear face coverings properly while inside (and outside if six feet distance can’t be maintained) covering both nose and mouth.  Covering the mouth is a start but isn’t enough to stay safe. Keep the face coverings up, covering both nose and mouth, and on at all times (except in your room with the door closed) if you’re inside.  
  • Be extra vigilant when in the dining hall when others aren’t wearing masks to eat.  Make sure to put your mask on as soon as you’re done eating and avoid congregating closely together in lines.
  • Follow the room capacity limits.  The capacity limits on spaces have been determined by professionals to ensure everyone can safely physically distance themselves while sharing a space together. If the room is at its capacity limit, don’t go in. Make sure furniture is set up in a way that maintains the six feet physical distancing and correct it if it doesn’t.  
  • Meals have to stay in the dining hall, outside, or in your room.  Under our current health and safety level, common spaces and kitchenettes cannot be places to eat meals.
  • Avoid risky behaviors while off campus.  The risks to catch COVID-19 don’t change when you’re off campus. Whether you’re at the store or attending a social gathering, make sure you’re in an environment that keeps you safe and is following the necessary safety guidelines requiring masks and physical distancing. If a gathering is beginning to look unsafe, where physical distancing is impossible or masks aren’t being worn, don’t take unnecessary risks with your health and safety. Leave.  
  • Speak up!  We need the collective voices of everyone to assist the community when it needs reminding. If someone forgets to wear a mask, don’t be afraid to remind them and ask staff if you need help doing it. If a great social gathering is starting to get a little closer than six feet, do a physical distancing check for everyone. Everyone needs reminding, so let’s work together in helping the community stay on track.
  • You don’t need to be face to face to build a friendship, attend events online!  We know some may not feel comfortable engaging with others in person. To help with this, we’ve put together a calendar allowing you to connect with others virtually. Jump into our Zoom events and get to know the people in the community including a virtual dinner tonight at 5:15pm.  
  • COVID-19 policies are part of the living guide and are an expectation of everyone living  on campus.  This is about keeping the community safe and ensuring we all can continue to have an in-person experience. We respect those who have different opinions and embrace your right to disagree, but you have to abide by the policies while living in the halls. The Residence Education staff is committed to keeping the community safe and will report and refer students to the Academic and Community Conduct office for not following these guidelines. Remember, it’s not just about risk to self, but to your friends, families, staff, professors, and the community as a whole. We take it seriously and will report behaviors that endanger others, which includes not complying with these policies.

We have shown we have the tenacity to do this. But, like the rest of the universities in the country, we only have one shot to make this work. As I said in my previous letter, a mask and six feet of physical distancing can be inconvenient, but these practices aren’t going to keep you from making friends and having some great in-person experiences. An outbreak on campus, however, will. We need the community working together to keep our Husky home safe and protect all those around us. 

Matt Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education


Dining – Online Ordering & Guidelines

Dear Residents,

New dining guidelines for your safety are in place and we are rolling out an online ordering service during the week of September 1, 2020, for meal pick-up in the residence halls to serve you faster.

– Six-foot physical distancing is required in all dining facilities, including when you wait in the food service line. There is one chair per table. Please don’t move the furniture. If seating isn’t available, exit the dining room with your food. All food and beverages are served in eco-friendly to-go containers.

– Face coverings are required in all dining facilities. Once you are seated and ready to eat, you may remove your face covering. 

To help reduce wait times you can use our online ordering service, which we will introduce next week. The order link will be posted on your residence dining hall website:

DHH: mtu.edu/dining/centers/dhh

McNair: mtu.edu/dining/centers/mcnair

Wads: mtu.edu/dining/centers/wads

We will be asking customers to order well in advance: breakfast can be ordered the night before or no later than 5 a.m. the day of pickup; lunch can be ordered until 10 a.m. daily; and dinner orders will be taken until 2 p.m. the day of pickup.

Thanks for doing your part to keep the University open and keeping all of us healthy! For more information on campus health and safety protocols go to mtu.edu/flex or email mtuflex@mtu.edu.

Sincerely,

Daryl Matthews
Director of Dining Services


Be Smart, Do Your Part: Get Tested

Welcome home, Huskies!

We’re glad to have you back on campus and here in the residence halls. I have some good news: the University has made arrangements for you to get tested for COVID-19. To schedule your free test, go to the COVID-19 Testing Information for Students page, scroll down to Returning Undergraduate and All Graduate Students, and click on the scheduling widget (“Book an Appointment”). 

If you have any trouble scheduling your appointment, email mtuhelp@uglhealth.org. If you have any questions about Michigan Tech’s testing program, email mtuflex@mtu.edu.

Please keep in mind that COVID-19 testing is a critical component of our strategy to keep the community healthy and safe—and to keep the campus open. Please be smart and do your part.

Sincerely,

Matt Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operation and Residence Education


Residence Hall Welcome and Updates

Welcome Huskies!  I am delighted to welcome you to your Husky home on campus for the 2020-21 Academic Year. Over the past few months, we have all spent a lot of time hearing about things we cannot do.  For some, it may have been not being able to watch their favorite sport. For others, it was not going to a special location because it was closed. COVID-19 has changed our way of life and will continue to do so in the months to come. We are a tenacious community, however, and will find new possibilities through these challenges. Together, we can create the Husky experience filled with friends that you will call home. We all have to do our part and make some adjustments, but if we all work together, we CAN reach the same outcomes we strive for every semester:

You will connect with a community of friends. No amount of physical distancing can keep you from making lifelong friends and reconnecting with those you haven’t seen for a while.

You will make some great memories. Face coverings won’t keep you from smiling and having some amazing experiences living on campus. Mac and cheese nights and spending time with the community can still continue with a little creativity and a positive attitude.

The Residence Education and Housing Services team will support you and make sure our communities create an inclusive experience for all. We are committed to making sure all voices are heard and respected. Don’t hesitate to express yourself and let your voice be heard. If things get tough and you need support, our team of student leaders and professional staff are here to help you through it.  To do this, we need you to do your part to keep the community safe. As a reminder… 

  • Wear face coverings any time when you’re outside your room in the residence hall.
  • Keep a physical distance from others of six feet or more at all times.
  • Monitor your symptoms every day using the Daily Symptom Monitoring Form and let us know if you begin to feel sick so we can help.  
  • Sanitize your own space regularly to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Be flexible and adapt to the Health and Safety Level conditions. Working together we can get to Level 1.
  • Role model healthy behaviors for others and encourage others to do their part!

 To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we’ve put together some additional precautions within the residence halls and we’re putting together safety guidelines that will adjust with the Health and Safety Levels. We anticipate opening at Level Three, where students should expect the following guidelines: Cleaning has been increased throughout the halls. Cleaning schedules have doubled and the Facilities team is working to ensure that high frequency touchpoints will be cleaned multiple times a day, seven days a week. Quad Core and saunas will be closed to start the year. Quad Core, our optional fitness centers available in the hall at an additional cost, will be closed at the start of the year.  Assuming the year starts strong for all of us, our goal is to open Quad Core and the saunas in mid-October.   Common areas will be open, but have capacity limits. We hope you will continue to use the multiple common spaces throughout campus, and we need everyone to honor the capacity limits that will allow for the necessary physical distancing. Common area availability may close depending on Health and Safety Levels, but we look to have as many as possible remain open. Kitchenettes will be available, but we are asking students not to store property or eat there. Visitation and guest privileges. A guest and visitation system is in place that all residents need to follow for the upcoming year that is determined by the Health and Safety Level. We anticipate starting at Level Three and will need all members of the community to follow the visitation guidelines that specify the number of individuals that can visit, who can visit, and the residence hall room capacity limit. Students can find the full visitation policies in the COVID-19 Health-Informed Policies section of the Living Guide. 

Health and Safety Level Three

Who can visit?MTU guests. Visitation prohibited for non-MTU visitors
How many can visit a resident at a time?Two MTU guests.
Are there limits to the number of individuals in a resident room?Yes. No more than three individuals in a double and no more than two in a single (triples/quads are doubles)


Front desks will limit what can be checked out. The front desks will continue to be a great information resource. Recreational items and kitchen equipment will not be able to be checked at the start of the year, but as Health and Safety Levels decrease more will be made available.

All triple and quad rooms have been reset to doubles. For the 2020-21 academic year, all rooms traditionally used for triples and quads have been converted to doubles. In McNair, this means the third set of furniture has been removed except for the dresser.

Pack an isolation bag just in case. We don’t want anyone to get sick, but in the event you do test positive for COVID-19, professional staff will talk you through our isolation and support plan to help you through the process. Staff will check with you daily and support you through your recovery. To play it safe, we encourage all students to prepare an isolation bag to account for the 14 days you may have to spend in an alternative room if you test positive for COVID-19.

While we all will have to make adjustments, COVID-19 won’t change the fact that this is still going to be a home where you can express yourself, make friends, and have amazing experiences. Our tenacity and creative thinking will overcome the obstacles COVID-19 has presented and create new opportunities in the process. We are excited to welcome you (back) to your Husky home for fall 2020.

Sincerely,

Matthew Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education


Covid-19 Health Informed Policies for the Residence Halls

We hope you are enjoying the last days of summer and getting excited for arriving on our campus in the Fall! I am writing to you quickly today to touch base about an Executive Order recently signed by the Michigan governor and its impact on our campus. I would also like to share with you some pertinent information about our COVID-19 and health-informed policies.

On July 29th, Governor Whitmer released an Executive Order impacting the Upper Peninsula region, stating that indoor social gatherings need to be limited to no more than 10 people (previously it was 50). In reviewing the move-in model we have shared with you, we can continue with our plan as announced if everyone does their part, but need to reinforce the following:

  • You can only bring two guests total to campus during your move-in. We cannot provide any additional flexibility on this, especially with the new guidance given.  Upon completion of move in, students will be subject to the visitation policies listed in Husky Alert Level Three in the COVID-19 Health-Informed Policies document below.
  • You and your guests are encouraged to monitor your symptoms for 14 days before coming to campus. Students are encouraged to submit the Daily Symptom Tracking Form during those 14 days and are required to submit it daily once you arrive on campus, including the day you move in. The symptom tracker will be verified as part of the check-in process. Guests should submit the Visitor Symptom Tracking Form the day they plan to be on campus, prior to arrival. Free COVID-19 testing will be part of the move-in process and we encourage you to participate. Please keep an eye out for an email from Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center with information on how to complete your registration, and please complete your registration before Move-In Weekend.
  • If you or your guests experience symptoms related to COVID-19, please don’t come to campus. Contact us so we can assist you and find you another move-in date.
  • You and your guests must wear face coverings at all times while in the residence halls. Once you have moved in, face coverings are not required in your room.
  • You and your guests must make every effort to practice six feet of physical distancing and avoid congregating in groups of 10 or more to uphold the Executive Order.  

For your convenience, I have also attached our COVID-19 Health-Informed Policies. You can review these policies and make any preparations necessary. New students will receive a detailed email outlining the check-in process the week of August 16. Early next week, I will write again with additional information on what to expect in the residence halls. We are looking forward to ensuring you have a great experience in your Husky home when you return in the Fall.

If you have any questions, please contact housing@mtu.edu 

Sincerely,
Matthew WeekleyDirector of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education


Early Property Drop Off

Dear Residence Hall Student,

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying your summer.  As promised, below you will find the necessary information to apply for Early Property Drop Off.  All students and their guests are required to follow the safety procedures to mitigate the risk of Covid-19.  Please read the information carefully.

All students and their guests participating in Early Property Drop Off are required to complete the Symptom Tracker form on the day they are to arrive on campus.  The links for these forms go live on July 27 and will be sent to those who apply.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at housing@mtu.edu .  Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Sincerely,
Residence Education and Housing Services


Early Property Drop Off and Storage Agreement
Residence Education and Housing Services-Fall 2020

In an effort to reduce move-in congestion, Residence Education and Housing Services is offering students a single opportunity to drop their property off in advance of when they move in for Fall.  This optional courtesy allows you to set up your room prior to the start of the year.  Here is the process:

Complete an Early Property Drop Off Request and select a day/time that works best for you.  
You must complete the request at least 72 hours prior to your arrival.
You are only able to sign up once.  Multiple drop offs cannot be honored.
You can select a drop off between July 31-August 9 from 9am-5pm.  
Housing will send a confirmation email verifying the day/time you selected and provide procedures on how you and up to two guests can properly move in.
On the day of your drop off, prior to coming to campus, you and your guests will be required to complete the Daily Symptom Monitoring forms for students and visitors:  
You and your guests will be required to complete the Daily Symptom Tracker ( site goes live July 27) on the day you are to travel to campus.  According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.  People with the symptoms listed below may have COVID-19. If you or your guests have experienced the symptoms listed below for a reason not attributable to a known condition other than COVID-19, then please do not come to campus and contact housing@mtu.edu to reschedule your drop off:
Fever (100.4 F or higher) or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
You will report to your residence hall front desk on the day/time assigned and be given access to your room (no keys will be given).
You will check in with a staff member when you arrive and out with a staff member when you leave (no later than 5pm).
You and up to two guests can enter the building. You will be required to wear face coverings & adhere to the social distancing guidelines while in the residence halls.
You must keep all devices unplugged until you move in later in August.  
When you return to move in, check in to get your key, and you’re done!
This is a courtesy being offered to students and their families who are in need of additional flexibility to move into the residence halls for Fall semester.  There is no cost for you to participate, however you must agree that you are storing your belongings at your own risk and Michigan Tech takes no responsibility for the property you leave in the room. You understand that no service is offered beyond a locked residence hall room.  The residence halls continue to be closed and room doors will be locked once a student leaves.  This is not a request for an early arrival to live in the residence halls prior to Friday, August 21. 

TERMINATION OF HOUSING:  Should you or the University terminate your housing contract after you drop your property in the residence halls, you will be required to remove all property within 48 hours of your contract cancellation.  Housing reserves the right to remove property from a room that is no longer contracted to a student.

ROOMS INELIGIBLE FOR EARLY PROPERTY DROP OFF:  While we have done everything we can to make this process available to everyone, unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts the following rooms are unavailable for early property drop off:
Wadsworth Hall 400E-428E and 451E-463E

Early Property Drop Off Agreement
By submitting my Early Property Drop Off request, I understand and agree to the following:

I am eligible to participate.  TO BE ELIGIBLE, I MUST:
♦ Be a registered student assigned to a residence hall space
♦ Complete the visitor and student symptom tracker on the day I plan to arrive.
♦ Ensure at the time of my arrival my guests and I have not been diagnosed with Covid-19 AND ensure that my guests and I do not have two or more of the following related symptoms:  have a temperature of 100.4F or higher, have unusual coughing, have unusual trouble breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. 
I will work in good faith and do my part to reduce traffic on Move In day by moving the majority of property during the drop off so on my assigned move in day I am picking up my keys only.  
I am permitted to drop off my property one time on the day and time Housing has approved and communicated to me. I cannot return for additional early drop offs.
I am offered early property drop off as a courtesy and not paying for any services associated with this request.
I will adhere to all safety policies and procedures.  I will wear the necessary face coverings at all times and will practice social distancing of six feet to the extent possible between individuals while dropping off property in the residence halls.
I will ensure that any guests assisting me also adhere to all safety policies and procedures, including wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing of six feet.
I am storing my property at my own risk and take full responsibility for everything I leave in my room.  
I will not plug any property into electrical outlets and will keep windows closed.
I will not live in the residence halls until my approved move in date and this request is for storing my property only.   
I am understanding by applying for Early Property Drop Off, I am accepting of the terms above and understand that Michigan Tech is only offering the service of a locked residence hall room door as a courtesy. Michigan Tech assumes no liability for property left in the room.  I understand my roommate may also participate in this process and will have the same access to the property in the room as I do.  I understand that Residence Education/Housing Services staff as part of their standard preparations for opening will enter my room to complete routine room condition documents.  Lastly, if I terminate my housing contract anytime after I drop off my property, I will remove my property from the room within 48 hours of my contract cancellation.  I agree that if I do not do so the Housing staff has the right to remove my property from the room.

If you are agreeing to these terms, you can proceed to the application links below.  Please note that links are different for new and returning students.

New Student Property Drop-off link 
Returning Student Property Drop-off link


Move In Information for Returning Students

Dear Returning Residence Hall Student:

Welcome back! Since I started in March, I have been eager to invite you back to the home you’ve made on campus. We’re thrilled to have you return and can’t wait to continue the Husky traditions that you have enjoyed. New challenges await us all, but with a combination of creativity, tenacity, and a positive attitude, we will work together and create an opportunity that will reward you with friendships, memories, and amazing experiences.

To achieve this, a community effort is needed to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For the upcoming fall, we’re calling on all students to take action and work together to keep the community safe. Residence Education and Housing Services is committed to doing our part and has put together a move-in process that works to maximize physical distancing, outlines safety protocols for you and your guests, and allows you to safely move into the residence halls. With more than 2,000 students moving in, we need all students and their guests to do their part and adhere to the protocols.  

To help ensure safety and appropriate physical distancing during the move-in process, all returning students will be required to sign up in advance for a move-in appointment. The number of students who can sign up for each time slot is limited, so please plan accordingly. To give you as much flexibility as possible, we are waiving the $50/day early arrival fee. Students may arrive on Wednesday, August 19, or Thursday, August 20, at no additional cost as part of the appointment process. Students who select these early dates will still need to plan accordingly for meals, since meal plans don’t start until Saturday evening. Students can schedule their move-in appointment by completing the Returning Student Move-In Appointment Form.  

We are also offering all students an additional opportunity to drop their property off between July 31 and August 9 (from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day). This is a new (and free) service to allow students to skip the traffic and drop off their property earlier to their campus home. If you are interested, watch for an Early Property Drop-Off application to arrive in your MTU email inbox around July 20.

We want to ensure you have a safe and positive experience returning to the Husky community. We will share more information about the check-in later in July to help you finalize your preparations. Until then, we hope you enjoy your summer!

Sincerely,

Matthew R. Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education
Michigan Tech University

Returning Student Check-In FAQ

When I schedule an appointment, what dates will be available for move-in?
Wednesday, August 19 & Thursday, August 20: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 22: 5 p.m. to MIDNIGHT
Sunday, August 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 26: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

When will my meal plan be available to use?
You can use your meal plan starting the evening of Saturday, August 22.

Can I move in when new students are moving in?
To ensure we maintain physical distancing safety measures, returning students cannot move in during New Student Check-In on Friday, August 21, and not until after 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 22.  

Where do I pick up my key?
Returning students can pick up their keys from their residence hall front desk.

What protocols will I have to follow while I check in and move into the hall?
As you begin making preparations, all students and their guests should follow these protocols to ensure everyone’s safety: 

  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days prior to arrival. If you are experiencing symptoms, do not come to campus until you have been cleared by your medical provider or the health department in your area. More information on this will be shared in July via your MTU email.
  • Arrive on time (or as close as possible) to your move-in appointment.
  • Bring no more than two guests to assist with move-in.
  • Wear a face covering in the hallways and common areas of the residence halls.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance from others whenever possible. 
  • Be prepared to adapt, as these protocols may change to match the current situation.

What is Early Property Drop-Off?
New for fall 2020, this is a free courtesy we are extending to students to drop their property off in advance of moving into their residence hall room to avoid the crowds and congestion. Please note that a very small number of rooms may not be available for this service. More info will be shared around July 20.

When is Early Property Drop-Off offered?
Students can select one time between Friday, July 31, and Sunday, August 9 (from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

What do I have to do to participate in Early Property Drop-Off?
There is an application that will go live the week of July 20. Students must agree to follow all applicable safety protocols to participate. Students and up to two guests will also have to follow physical distancing requirements.

Can I live in the halls or stay overnight during Early Property Drop-Off?  
No. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate students who want to spend the night.