Day: September 23, 2020

The Student Scoop- September 23, 2020

HuskyLead: Keep it Going

Overcome challenges in your organization and discover your “why” as a leader. Learn how to empower your members and become a confident leader. Join us for this HuskyLead September 26th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

HuskyLead: How to have Experiences Employers Look For

What are companies looking for? Learn about what kind of involvement opportunities, extracurriculars, and leadership experience can benefit you during your job search. Attend this HuskyLead October 6th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

Homecoming Registration is now open!

The theme for homecoming this year is a Happy Little Homecoming (Bob Ross Theme)!

There is a mix of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events so all can take part. In-person events will require masks and social distancing. 

Homecoming Team Registration: Register HERE

Registration closes September 30 at NOON. Even if your team only wants to participate in one event, you still need to register. 

There is a mandatory Team Captain meeting that must be attended by one member of your team on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 PM on Zoom.  Whoever registered your team will be sent a calendar invite. 

 The full schedule and rulebook can be found on our website and Involvement Link page.

Please send any questions to Rochelle at

It’s time for RSO Re-registration and Training!

From now until October 2nd at 5 pm, each Registered Student Organization must re-register in order to maintain active status. The president of each organization is required to complete the re-registration steps listed in Involvement Link and all officers and MTU advisors are required to participate in mandatory training. Instruction for completing your training can be found here and all questions may be directed to

Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.

K-DAY 2020

You have crossed over into the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech. This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year you can attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The final in-person K-Days is: Tuesday, September 29 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to

MUB- Minute to Win it

MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.
Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.
Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here:–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

DIY Garden Globes

Come pick up a make-and-take kit with an air plant and globe from the MUB Commons on October 1st from 6 – 8 pm! Grab a bag and take all the materials home with you to make your DIY garden. *While supplies last*

SALE at Campus Store & University Images!

And the scavenger hunt beings NOW!!

There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  
We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list.  Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.
Want more entries into our prize drawing?  Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!
Please follow this link for the list of items, official rules, and the photo submission process.  We wish you the best of luck!!

RSO Room Reservation Information

Due to the current Health & Safety level on campus and the ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, many of our buildings have adjusted their options for room reservations this semester.

Memorial Union Building

  • Reservations are for the fall semester only
    • reserved on a first-come, first-served basis 
    • reservation requests for the spring semester will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2020
  • Ballroom is available after 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends during normal operating hours
    • offered up for student use as a quasi-classroom, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for the fall semester when classes are in session
    • Weekdays – walls up separating Ballrooms A1, A2, and B with classroom seating only
    • Weekends – walls can be removed for use of the entire Ballroom with classroom seating only
  • Alumni Lounge will be offline for the fall semester to be utilized as a University testing site
  • Room capacities will be determined using approved capacity guidance
    • Capacities will vary depending on what is allowable for your event/activity type and the meeting room setup you require
    • Existing reservations will be assessed every week for reservations within 30 days, confirming that reservations are still in line with COVID-19 protocols
    • Any additional service staff that are part of your meeting (i.e. Catering or IT) will count toward your overall capacity
  • Rooms will be sanitized between scheduled events and in-room self-sanitizing stations will be available to users
  • Submit a room request here at least 72 hours (3 days) before your event.  If you need to request a room less than 72 hours ahead of time, please contact the Memorial Union at 906-487-2543 or  
  • Room Setups – View standard setups for each room here. Custom setups are not available at this time.

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

  • Classroom reservations for evenings and weekends are maintained in the Registrar’s Office.  You may submit your request using the online room reservation system.  
  • Room reservation requests must be submitted at least one day in advance to ensure Public Safety and Police Services and Energy Management are notified.
  • Registered Student Organizations must adhere to guidelines found here.
  • For all group meetings, the group size of 10 is in effect. Even though your room may hold more, your group must adhere to the size of 10. An option if you have more is to reserve another room or meet outside.
  • Reminder: Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for the locking of all University buildings. If you need after hours access to a building or room, or lock yourself out of your office, please call 487-2216.
  • Information: If you need to reserve equipment or need assistance in a classroom, please contact Information Technology-User Services at or call 487-1111. Any questions, call the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319.
  • Classrooms are cleaned daily, except weekends. Sanitize the areas where you sit and touch before and after use. Groups must maintain at least six feet of distance. Face coverings must be worn. Close windows, turn off lights, clean up, return room to order, and close the door when leaving. Be smart, do your part, and be responsible for your own safety.

Update on SDC Reservations for RSOs!

The SDC will resume reservations for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the 2020-21 academic year on September 21. 

Updated guidelines on the SDC reservation process, requirements and procedures during COVID-19 will be released early next week. Michigan Tech is adhering to state and federal guidelines related to event size, public gatherings and health and safety protocols. Face coverings are required during athletic RSO practices and competitions.

Please note that in addition to the SDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, your plan must also meet the Student Leadership & Involvement Office’s RSO Consideration for Physical Activities and Club Sports During COVID-19.

All RSO reservations that have already been submitted to the SDC are being held. There is no need to submit another form at this time. We thank you for your patience and look forward to getting your group back to the SDC! 

Please hold your questions until you receive the guidelines next week. 

ResEd Spotlight Board Program

We at ResEd have created the Spotlight Board Program which is designed to have student organizations come into the residence hall and decorate a bulletin board to introduce a learning opportunity. The board should be decorated with a given theme and content of your choosing as well as some information about your organization and how other students can get involved. Content can be anything from history/heritage month, awareness month, or any topic that your organization wants to spotlight.

If a student organization submits an idea, the residence hall councils will choose what they want to see in their environment. Submitting an idea does not guarantee your board will be picked for a certain month. For more information about this process you read up on the policy here: Spotlight Board Policy

To submit a idea to create a Spotlight Board Please fill out the following form (add form link here)  by Sept. 20th and if you need an example of a complete form here is one: Spotlight Board Form Example

Let’s Talk Times

Need more information? Please reference our website, as the Zoom links are also available online.

Husky Hour Events!

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: