Move-In and Orientation need your help!
When I think back to move-in my freshman year of college, I remember the slew of volunteers who greeted me, welcomed me, and helped carry my stuff! You could be someone’s positive memory of their first day at Tech. Join us in welcoming the newest class of Huskies!
Residence Education and Housing Services and the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success are still seeking volunteers to assist with this important task! Sign up today for one (or more) of the available shifts on GivePulse, our volunteer management website. (Select single sign-on, indicate Michigan Technological University as your login provider, and then login with your MTU credentials)
Assistance is needed for:
Orientation Set-Up (Thursday, August 18th 2-5 PM)
New Student Move-In (Friday & Saturday, August 19th & 20th throughout the day)
Orientation Tear Down (Saturday, August 20th at 2:30 PM)
A Taste of Tech Traditions (Friday, August 26th 1-5 PM)
Registration is now open for the Parade of Nations!
The Parade of Nations planning committee is excited to announce registration for the 33rd annual Parade of Nations is now open!
Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition on September 17th! This year’s parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock, crosses the Portage Lift Bridge, and ends at the Dee Stadium. This amazing celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community, and we hope you will consider participating!
Any individual is invited to request a flag of any country that they wish to represent by completing the Flag Request Form. One flag and one sign will be provided per nation. Everyone is welcome to walk in the Parade of Nations with any of the represented countries.
Groups are invited to apply to enter a float, and our contest returns this year! Every registered float has the chance to win prize money ($300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 1st place). All floats must be designed according to this year’s Parade of Nations theme: The World is One. A float can be a decorated vehicle, a vehicle pulling a decorated trailer, or other motorized or non-motorized conveyance that serves as a platform for a decorated display, exhibit, and/or performance. Complete the Float Application to sign up!
Grants are available to support Student Organizations in purchasing supplies for their float. The grant application is included as part of the float application process. Organizations are eligible for up to $100 in funding.
You do not have to be a multicultural organization to sign up! Consider how your club, organization, or group is influenced by diverse cultures. For example, how do sports connect people across the globe? How does community service benefit our global society? How does climate change impact all nations? You are invited to explore how your group’s purpose is influenced by our global society and share that through a float entry.
Need service hours? Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set-up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and sign up for the one that best fits your interests.
For more information, please visit the Parade of Nations website or contact the Parade of Nations committee at email@example.com.
Coming up on GivePulse… Sign up to volunteer today!
Welcome Week Binders are back but we need your help to make them a reality! We have 1200 binders that will be distributed to students on the first day of classes with a wealth of information from our partners around campus. Come hang out with us to snap that information into place!
Shifts are available on Thursday, August 18th, 2-4 PM and Tuesday, August 23rd, 3-5 PM.
Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw through the Parade of Nations and the Multicultural Festival that follows. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022.
This year’s theme is The World is One and we need your help to make it a reality! Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.
Shifts are available throughout the day on September 17th.