orientation at Montana Tech
corn hole game at orientation

New Student Orientation

Welcome new Orediggers. Congratulations on your admission to Montana Technological University. We are excited to welcome you to our family. If you have questions contact Nancye Rahn at NRahn@mtech.edu or 406-496-4458.

RSVP

scavenger hunt orientation

lawn games at orientation

Orientation Schedule

Orientation is scheduled for January 6th-7th, 2023. 


Friday, January 6th: A Step in the Right Direction

All daytime events starting at 9:30am are Mandatory (North Campus and Highlands)


8:00am

Breakfast (meal plan or $7/person)

SUB Dining Hall

9:00am

Check-in: pick up free Tech gear, and enjoy some treats

Copper Lounge
Student Union Building

9:30am

Building Digger Nation!
Get to know other students and learn some tips on staying healthy

Copper Lounge

9:30am

Family Q&A Panel

Big Butte/Highlands

10:30am

Optional Campus Tour for Family members

Start from Big Butte/Highlands

11:30am

Welcome and Convocation
Official welcome to Montana Tech. Family members are invited to join their student.

Library Auditorium or Copper Lounge

12:30pm

Lunch - Family members are welcome
Get your Digger Card (Digger Card Center, Lower SUB)
Get your Parking Pass (Student Success Center Business office)

SUB Dining Hall

1:30pm

Smooth Sailing into the School Year - Academic Integrity

Copper Lounge

2:00pm

Fronstander Training: learn how to be a bystander and the importance of this role

Copper Lounge

3:00pm

Amazing Race - OreDigger Edition
An Orientation tradition. Learn more about campus through this Amazing Race style competition

Copper Lounge
4:00pm

Complete tasks: Register for classes, Parking Pass, get Tech gear from the Campus Store, enjoy the views from campus.

 

5:00pm

Dinner (meal plan or $9.50/person)

SUB Dining Hall

7:00pm

Movie night

Auditorium


Saturday, January 7th:  Oh, the Places You Will Go

Optional Tours & Activities around Butte: All tours will involve walking various distances


10:00am - 1:30pm 

Brunch (meal plan or $8/person)

SUB Dining Hall

12:00pm

Outdoor Trek

15 people

2:00pm

Copper King Mansion

15-30 people

2:00pm

Historic Clark Chateau Museum & Gallery

10-15 people

5:00pm

Dinner (meal plan or $9.50/person)

SUB Dining Hall


Monday, January 9th: CLASSES BEGIN


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

  • The Business Office and Enrollment Services are open from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (M-F) in Student Success Center.
  • The Marcus Deli Dining Hall is open from 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m-7:30 p.m.  weekdays.
  • The Mill Game Room is open: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (M-F), student worker on duty 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • The Veteran’s Lounges are open M-F: North Campus from 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Highlands from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • For coordination of academic accommodations for ADA or Veteran service related needs, visit the disability services office in Student Success Center Academic Center for Excellence or Highlands College. For more information, visit www.mtech.edu/disability/.
new student orientation games and ice breakers

Information for Students Living in the Residence Halls

For information about on campus housing, please contact the residence life office at housing@mtech.edu or call 406-496-4425.

 

 

 

 

If you are a new incoming student and haven’t yet registered for Fall 2022 classes, please contact the Admissions Office and they will confirm your file is complete and connect you with your academic advisor. 

Admissions Office: call 406-496-4791 or email admissions@mtech.edu

 
  • Academic Calendar
    • Please refer to the academic calendar to find important dates regarding registration, holidays (no classes), add/drop days, etc.
  • Academic Center for Excellence (A.C.E.)
    • The goal of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) at Montana Tech is to assist and empower students to succeed and excel academically, persist through graduation, prepare for graduate and professional endeavors, and develop an appreciation for lifelong learning.          
  • Admissions
    • Typically the first contact you have when applying to become an Oredigger at Montana Tech. They can help you plan a campus visit, help you choose a major, walk you through the application process, and will make sure you don't miss important deadlines along the way!
    • Whether you are an Undergraduate, Highlands, Transfer, Graduate, or International Student Admissions will help you complete all steps needed to begin your journey at Montana Tech.
  • Advising                      
    • Advisors are here to help you determine if you are in the right major, explain career opportunities that may align with your skills and interests, and help you explore how your decisions may impact your future, while keeping you on a path to graduation.
  • Campus Life / Student Activities                      
    • We offer many activities across the campus community. Enjoy a movie, laugh out loud with live comedians, try out your green thumb with succulent planting, or take advantage of bowling – all on us!  We want our students to balance the rigor of college studies with taking the time to interact with your classmates and have some fun.
  • Campus Store              
    • One stop shopping for all your Montana Tech gear, gifts, ordering class books and more.
  • Career Services            
    • Our mission is simple: to help students and alumni be prepared to achieve their career goals and help them find quality jobs and internships.
  • Dining Services            
    • Our main dining facility is the Marcus Daly Dining Hall.  Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner nearly every day. There is also the Mill, and Serrano when you are wanting a coffee or a quick meal.
  • Disability Services        
    • The Disability Services Coordinators are here to help current and prospective students self-advocate for their requested accommodations in accordance with Montana Tech’s Disability Services for Students Policy.
  • Digger Card Center      
    • Your Digger Card is used to access the Library, HPER, Learning Center, and computer labs after hours.  You can also use it to attend athletic events, deposit/spend Digger Dollars, use meal plans and take advantage of Digger Discounts.
  • Enrollment Services
    • They can help you with many areas while you are here at Montana Tech from changing your Major/Advisor, finding which of your former college credits will transfer or even declaring a minor. Check them out to learn about all they offer.
  • Financial Aid                
    • Funding your Montana Tech education is a major financial commitment for you and perhaps for your family as well. They will work with you to help make your path to a successful future affordable.  Approximately 90 percent of our first-time students receive some form of financial aid.
  • Health Center              
    • Montana Technological University’s Student Health Center provides several services to keep our students healthy.  Our health care providers can diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions.
  • Institute for Educational Opportunities – TRIO 
    • The Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Technological University is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 and college students with the tools and support they need to achieve success in higher education.
  • International Program 
    • The office of International Services supports international students, employees, and scholars as they strive to achieve their educational, professional, and personal objectives.
  • Mail and Copy Center  
    • One stop for inter-campus mail delivery/collections, processing incoming/outgoing USPS, UPS & FedEx shipments, postal/shipping services, including stamps.  Also offers a variety of supplies for printing, binding, packing and shipping.
  • Residence Life             
    • Residence hall life offers you opportunities to make the most of your college experience. Our residence life staff plan activities to get you acquainted with other students soon after you arrive, and activities continue all year long.
  • Veteran Services   
    • The staff, administration and faculty of Montana Tech are here to assist you in your transition to civilian and campus life as you pursue your degree. 
 
Welcome to Montana Technological University! Originally chartered in 1893 as the Montana State School of Mines, Montana Tech continues to advance its reputation as one of the finest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focused universities in the country. With the highest return on investment rating of any Montana college and a strong overall job placement rate, Montana Tech's degrees are associated with value and growing career opportunities while our graduates are known for being job-ready on day one. Check out and learn more about our campus from the comfort of your home. To begin the tour start here: Campus Virtual Tour
 

Butte, Montana is located in an outdoor recreationist’s paradise. With Interstates 90 and 15 intersecting in Butte, world-class recreation is at your fingertips in every direction. We have great mountain biking, fishing, skiing, and rock climbing just to name a few. Montana Tech also offers reasonably priced outdoor rental gear to be able to try many of these outdoor activities.

Learn more about the Outdoor Life around Montana Tech here.

 

Check out what is occurring on campus on the Calendar of Events page.

Athletic games, campus events, guest speakers, and more, we are sure you will find something to peak your interest. Make sure to check in regularly because events are added and updated often.