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Orientation

Welcome new Orediggers. Congratulations on your admission to Montana Technological University. We are excited to welcome you to our family.

As a newly admitted student, you will be required to attend new student orientation.

At Orientation, you will:

  • Discover student involvement opportunities
  • Get your Digger Card (Student ID)
  • Learn about academic programs and campus resources
  • Receive important materials and information to be a successful student
  • Have fun and make friends!

We know that you will soon feel right at home, and it all starts with Orientation! Check out the schedule below.

The first day of classes for the fall semester at Montana Tech will be Monday, August 17. This change to the academic calendar will allow the fall semester to conclude before Thanksgiving at 5:00 PM on Tuesday November 24. 

corn hole game at orientation

scavenger hunt orientation

lawn games at orientation

new student orientation

Information for Students Living in the Residence Halls

Residence Hall room assignments were sent out during the 1st week of June for anyone with applications and deposits in before the end of May. Applications received after June 1 are sent out as applications are received. If you have not received your room assignment please contact the Residence Life office at housing@mtech.edu or call 406-496-4425.

On Aug 12th the residence halls will for all new students. Check-ins will be staggered to allow for physical distancing. By July 31st an email will be sent to each student’s Montana Tech email providing information on how to choose a check in time.  

Fall Orientation 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All Orientation Events (unless noted) requires students and/or visitors to wear a face covering. Face coverings include the following: Face mask, buff, bandana, scarf, etc. Thank you for keeping yourself and your fellow Orediggers safe!

Wednesday August 12th - Saturday August 15th

 
  • 8:00 am – 4:00pm Residence Hall Move-In (Check-in to your assigned building at your assigned time)
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Highlands College Orientation: Students of Highlands College
    • 1:00 am-1:45 pm Learn about support services
    • 1:45 pm-2:30 pm Meet with Department Faculty
  • After Moving in until 6:30pm: Finishing Touches and Saying Goodbye:
    • Parents and Students - use this time to pick up any last-minute needed supplies and together check out the one of many great food options in Butte.
    • Students - Just make sure to be back by 6:30pm for your floor meetings.
    • Parents - Thank you for all of your support and future support in your student’s success.  At this time, we must ask you to say your good-byes.

Students Only Orientation

  • 6:30pm – Floor Meetings
  • 8:00pm - Dating and Relating in a Title IX World! An educational and fun approach to healthy relationships from the Dating Doctor: David Coleman. (HPER – Gym)   
 
  • 9:00am Building Oredigger Nation! Get to know your new classmates in a fun and engaging way. (Courtyard) Prospector Hall and Off Campus Students
  • 9:00am Academic Integrity (meet outside Main Hall) LLC and Centennial Students
  • 10:00am Building Oredigger Nation! Get to know your new classmates in a fun and engaging way. (Courtyard) LLC and Centennial Students
  • 10:00am Academic Integrity (meet outside Main Hall) Prospector Hall and Off Campus Students
  • 11:00-1:00pm Lunch
    • 11:00-12:00 – Prospector Hall and Off Campus Hall Students
    • 2:00-1:00pm – LLC students and Centennial Hall Students
  • 1:00 p.m. DTF: Down to Frontstand (Courtyard) –Prospector Hall and Off CampusStudents:  Find out how and why you should be a Montana Tech Frontstander by our very own Student Resident Assistants
  • 2:00pm DTF: Down to Frontstand (Courtyard) – LLC and Centennial Hall Students: Find out how and why you should be a Montana Tech Frontstander by our very own Student Resident Assistants
  • 2:45pm Trek to the M (An orientation tradition - meet class mates, and check out the awesome view of campus and community) Students can wear face coverings for the entire hike or face coverings can be removed during as long as physical distancing measures are adhered too. (Meet in the Courtyard)
  • 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Diggers Getting Crafty (come to the courtyard to participate in a variety of crafting activities (Cactus planting, Search for Sapphires, and more.)  and lawn games. (Courtyard and SUB)
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00pm Dinner (SUB Cafeteria)
    • 5:00-6:00 – Prospector Hall and Off Campus Hall Students
    • 6:00-7:00pm – LLC students and Centennial Hall Students
 
  • 10:00 -10:40: Break-out Session 1 (Pick One)
    • Academic Advising, Essential or MEH: Learn why great academic advising is important to your academic success at Montana Tech. (Kelley/Stewart, SUB 113)
    • Hiking, Biking and Getting Outdoors – Oh My: Come learn about Butte’s and its great outdoors. (Big Butte/Highlands, SUB 212)
    • I’m in College, Now What: Learn the basics of college level academic expectations and how they differ from those of High School. (Copper Lounge, SUB 204)
  • 10:50- 11:30 Break-out Session 2 (Pick One)
    • Academic Advising, Essential or MEH: Learn why great academic advising is important to your academic success at Montana Tech. (Kellye/Stewart, SUB 113)
    • Surviving College: Learn the ins and outs of being a successful student from other students. (Copper Lounge, SUB 204)
    • Hiking, Biking and Getting Outdoors – Oh My: Come learn about Butte’s its great outdoors. (Big Butte/Highlands, SUB 212)
  • 11:30-1:30:  Lunch
    • 11:30-12:30 – Prospector Hall and Off Campus Hall Students
    • 12:30-1:30pm – LLC students and Centennial Hall Students
  • 1:30pm-2:10pm Break-out Session 3 (Pick One)
    • I’m in College, Now What: Learn the basics of college level academic expectations and how they differ from those of High School. (KelleyStewart, SUB 113)
    • Surviving College: Learn the ins and outs of being a successful student from other students. (Copper Lounge, SUB 204)
    • Associated Student of Montana Tech (ASMT) Panel. Meet the student’s government leaders that represent you. Learn how ASMT represents you and how you can get involved.  (Big Butte/Highlands, SUB 212)
  • 2:30pm Amazing Race Digger Edition (Courtyard)-See and learn about the campus and its resources in this fun and fast paced adventure. Students can wear face coverings for the entire hike or face coverings can be removed during as long as physical distancing measures are adhered too.
  • Arrive between 9:00pm and 9:30pm Digger Hunt: An orientation tradition, Win $100 gift card to the Bookstore and one of 100 other prizes. Over $1000 dollars worth of prizes. Students can wear face coverings for the entire activity or face coverings can be removed during as long as physical distancing measures are adhered too. (Courtyard)
 
  • Butte Elevated: Up, Down and All Around – Whether it’s on top of a mountain or underground, some of the heights and depths of Butte and the surrounding area.  Sign-up for one of our mini day trips (Sign-up form will be at the SUB desk beginning Wednesday Aug 12th, spaces are limited)
  • World Mining Museum
  • Ringing Rocks
  • 9:15pm Outdoor Movie - Popcorn and Soda provided
 

Graduate School Orientation: 2:00pm-5:00pm – MG 104

If you have any questions please contact gradschool@mtech.edu

Veterans Orientation: 10:00am – Veterans Lounge, Mill Building

Post Orientation Events

  • Graduate School Orientation
  • Veteran Orientation Aug 20th at 10am (Veterans lounge Mill building)

Dates and times will be forthcoming.