Archives—June 2016

Parent and Family Orientation

Did you know that Michigan Tech’s Orientation isn’t just for your student?  It’s for you, too!  Join us for Parent & Family Orientation August 20-21, 2016.   You will have the opportunity to meet Michigan Tech faculty and staff, attend information sessions on topics that are important to you, and network with other Michigan Tech families.  Kick-off the start to your student’s Orientation week and hear from President Glenn Mroz at the University Welcome. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Living on campus without wheels can be tough. Luckily with Zipcar, Michigan Tech students without a car still have access to wheels when they want them. Zipcar is a car sharing service that allows students 18+ to reserve cars on campus by the hour or the day, with gas and insurance included. So if you decide to leave the car behind, Zipcar is there to get students off campus with friends or home for the weekend.  To join visit

Keweenaw Summer

Summer has arrived in the Keweenaw!    Students are heading to the hiking trails and nature parks to get out and enjoy this beautiful season.  Exploring the Copper Country is a favorite for students who enjoy the quieter, more laid back environment of campus during summer.   If your student finds they are lacking the equipment needed to partake in their adventures, be sure to have them check out the OAP (Outdoor Adventure Program) where they can rent the gear they need.


Pre-college Opportunities

Michigan Tech’s campus is not just for college students in the summer.  If you have a pre-college student at home, be sure to check out the great opportunities for them on campus this summer:

  • Summer Youth Programs offers students an opportunity to experience a mini-version of college life. Students live in our residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and participate in their chosen exploration.  Explorations engage participants in hands-on, discovery-based learning opportunities.
  • Sports Camps offer young athletes an experienced coaching staff, excellent facilities and an outstanding learning and development environment.  From long weekends to week-long programs, our athletic staff offers individual and team camps in a number of sports, including basketball, football, hockey, mountain biking, skating, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Campers can take advantage of instruction from Michigan Tech coaching staff.

Save the date for Family Weekend, September 30-October 2, 2016! 

Family Weekend, a Michigan Tech tradition held each fall, provides parents, guardians, and family members the opportunity to visit with their Tech student. During Family Weekend, families can explore campus and the surrounding area, enjoy activities sponsored by Michigan Tech on and off campus, and spend quality time together. Mark your calendar and make arrangements soon—Family Weekend will be here before you know it!