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Michigan Tech’s Support Pack Weekend

As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to change, Michigan Tech prepares for its annual Support Pack Weekend (formerly known as Family Weekend). This is a weekend filled with fun, where parents and family members come and visit their students, tour the campus, enjoy local attractions, and explore the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. The weekend is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sep. 29 and 30. 

While there aren’t many official events scheduled for the weekend, it’s recommended that families use the time for exploration and sightseeing. Here’s just a few activities to enjoy with the whole family this Support Pack Weekend: 

Quincy Mine Tour – if you are interested in learning more about the local history of the Keweenaw, this tour is a great way to learn about the area’s rich mining heritage. The full tour includes a guided tour both above and below ground, where you will learn the local geology and history of the immense mine. 

Mont Ripley Color Tour – a fan favorite activity that’s loved by all enjoyers of autumn. The tours take place at Mont Ripley, where you pay a small fee to ride the chair lift up to the top of the ski hill. As the fall colors begin to emerge, viewers will look upon a spectacular view of autumn in the Keweenaw Peninsula. When asked about these rides, Tyler Leither, a 3rd year student at Tech said, “The colors are unreal. Definitely my favorite activity during the fall, and a great place to spend time with family.”

Michigan Tech Homecoming – don’t miss your chance to cheer on the Huskies. Tech will be playing Davenport in the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sep. 30 at 1pm. The volleyball team will also be facing Lake Superior State on Friday, Sep. 30 at 7pm, and Ferris State on Saturday, Sep. 30 at 4pm. 

Waterfalls and Hiking Trails – take a drive to one of the many waterfalls and trailheads in the Keweenaw. Though there are many to choose from, two of the most popular waterfalls are Hungarian Falls and Douglas Houghton Falls, which are located just a short drive from Houghton. 

If you wish to learn more about this upcoming Support Pack Weekend, please visit the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success webpage on

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