Montana Tech football fans cheering on the team

We are excited to invite new and returning families to campus for this fun-filled weekend featuring quality time with your student and exciting adventures in beautiful Butte, America. We do hope you will join us!

Family Weekend 2023 will be held on October 6th-8th. See the full schedule of events below.

Please contact Jodie at if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for the Haunted Tour or the Trolley Tour.

Family Weekend 2023 Schedule
Date Time Activity Location & Description RSVP or Link
Friday, October 6 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Family Reception Chancellor's Residence- 1315 W Park St. Drop by
7:00 pm Haunted Campus tour SUB Information desk FULL
8:00 pm Haunted Campus tour SUB Information desk FULL
9:00 pm Haunted Campus tour SUB Information desk FULL
Saturday, October 7 9:30 am Hike the Big Butte Parking at trailhead at west end of campus (or NRB Lot) Open
10:00 am Trolley Tour of Butte Parking & Pick-up in NRB Parking lot, west side of building FULL
11:00 am Trolley Tour of Butte Parking & Pick-up in NRB Parking lot, west side of building FULL
11:00 am - Halftime Tailgate SSC Parking lot; join your student for treats or a game of cornhole Drop by
1:00 pm Football v Eastern Oregon Alumni Coliseum Purchase tickets here:
Sunday, October 8 All day Enjoy Butte with your student Take time to enjoy the history, adventure or food in town On your own

*For those not interested in the game, you could also visit the World Mining Museum and take an underground tour!
Tours will be at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30 on Saturday and 10:30 and 12:30 on Sunday.
Advance reservations are recommended at
General Admission will be available both days from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Before You Visit: 

  • Make reservations for your accommodations before they fill up! See listings below.
  • Learn more about things to do in and around Butte.
  • Use the exclusive family weekend discount coupon found on your Family Weekend Bingo card to purchase awesome Oredigger gear in the campus store.

Montana Tech Mineral Museum

The Mineral Museum, located right on campus, is full of the finest examples of rock and mineral occurrences from Montana, the world, and even outer space on display, the Mineral Museum is open for you to enjoy at no cost. Thanks to donations and public support, the museum now holds 13,000 specimens (1,000 that we display), a gift shop, and several exhibits that describe Montana's geology, earthquake activity, and local mining history. Find the Mineral Museum located on the second floor of our Museum Building.

The World Museum of Mining

Spend a day exploring an actual mine yard!

The World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard, the Orphan Girl Mine, just a few feet from Montana Tech’s campus. With 50 exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and 66 primary exhibits in the mine yard, you can spend from a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story. By walking the streets of Hell Roarin’ Gulch and venturing to the depths of the Orphan Girl Mine, you can almost see their blackened faces and hear their exhausted sighs at the conclusion of the workday.


Be sure to mention you are with “Montana Tech Family Weekend

Copper King Hotel

4655 Harrison Ave



Hampton Inn

3499 Harrison Ave



Hotel Finlen

100 East Broadway Street


$91 - $104 + tax

Holiday Inn Express

609 Harrison Ave


Miners Hotel

53 West Park Street


Butte Plaza Inn

2900 Harrison Ave




We can answer your questions and help point you in the right direction.

Jodie DeLay
(406) 496-4129