New student orientation begins August 16, 2023


Montana Technological University will welcome hundreds of new Orediggers and their families to campus during new student orientation, which takes place August 16-20, 2023.

The fun kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, when residence halls open for new students. Orientation schedules will be available at the information desk in the Student Union Building (SUB), where you will also find lunch available in the nearby dining hall. Convocation begins at 2 p.m. with a student icebreaker in the courtyard or a panel for family members in the auditorium. Families are invited to join their student for convocation and a welcome dinner beginning at 4 p.m. in the SUB Courtyard. After dinner it is time for students living on-campus to say goodbye to their family and attend residence hall meetings at 6:30 p.m. Their family members have the opportunity to join the chancellor, dean of students and other members of our executive team, faculty and staff at a reception during that time in the Mill building.  

“The Montana Tech community is thrilled to welcome the incoming class of Orediggers to campus,” Vice Provost for Student Success and Dean of Students Dr. Joe Cooper said. “Orientation is intentionally designed to give new students a holistic introduction to our campus, resources, and people so that they can confidently be successful and foster a strong sense of belonging during their time here.”

Over the next three days students will attend sessions that will allow them to get their bearings on campus, find out where/how to access academic resources, learn what it means to be a responsible member of the Oredigger community, and build relationships with their peers through adventurous pursuits. Trips planned include camping on the Big Hole River, exploring the Ringing Rocks near Whitehall, and tours of Butte or Our Lady of the Rockies.

 “Our orientation leaders and crew members are excited to meet the new students and assist them in learning all the things that will help them succeed at Montana Tech,” Assistant Director for Campus Life Nancye Rahn said.

We highly recommend that all new students submit their information and photo for their Digger card ahead of time. This will save waiting in line to get one when you arrive on campus. Click here for more information.

In addition to the scheduled orientation, Highlands College students and veterans will have sessions especially tailored to their needs. To learn more about orientation and see a detailed schedule click here. Graduate students have their own orientation. To learn more, click here.

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