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Welcome to Montana Tech! Our entire campus—the faculty, staff, and a great group of students—is looking forward to meeting you. Orientation provides a unique opportunity for you to meet friends and get involved. We hope you use this Orientation Express as a guide for your Orientation events and events throughout the semester. If you have questions, visit the Student Union (SUB) desk, the Residence Hall desk, the Highlands College front desk or call 406-496-4211. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21: 10:00 a.m. Move-in (Prospector Hall) 12:00 p.m. Lunch (Prospector Lawn) 1:00 p.m. Compass Testing (Eng. Hall 204 or Highlands Learning Center) 2:00 p.m. Parents’ Program (Copper Lounge) 3:00 p.m. Trolley Rides through Historic Butte (Check info table—Seating limited) 5:00 p.m. Welcome to Montana Tech Feast (Families are welcome, SUB Dining Hall) 7:00 p.m. Residence Life Meeting (Residence Hall) THURSDAY, AUGUST 22: North Campus 9:00 a.m. Welcome and check-in (HPER) 9:30 a.m. Everything You Need to Know About College (HPER) 11:00 a.m. International Student Orientation (Copper Lounge) 12:00 p.m. Breakfast for Lunch (SUB Dining Hall) 1:00 p.m. Everything You Need to Know About College Math (Library Auditorium) 2:00 p.m. Departmental Meetings (School of Mines & Engineering and College of Letters, Sciences & Professional Studies students meet in the Library Auditorium) Dusk Watch UP outside at the Original Mine Yard (Transportation available) THURSDAY, AUGUST 22: Highlands Campus (events located in the Commons) 9:00 a.m. Check-in 9:30 a.m. Welcome 10:00 a.m. Math Phobia 10:45 a.m. Orientation in 3-D 11:45 a.m. Financial Management 12:15 p.m. Departmental Meetings & Lunch 1:00 p.m. Registration/Schedule Changes Dusk Watch UP outside at the Original Mine Yard (Transportation available) FRIDAY, AUGUST 23: 9:00 a.m. Convocation check-in and line-up (HPER Lobby) 10:00 a.m. Convocation Ceremony, honoring the start of your college career (Families are welcome and encouraged to attend, HPER) 11:30 a.m. BBQ and live music by recording artist Aces Up (Mall Area) 1:00 p.m. Financial Management (Copper Lounge) 2:00 p.m. 6th Annual Trek to the “M” with the history of the “M” and Montana Tech by professor John Amtmann. Enjoy a root beer float at the top. Meet in front of the SUB. (Transportation available for those who are unable to Trek) 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a traditional Butte pasty dinner and win great prizes at a surprise event (SUB Dining Hall) 8:00 p.m. Block Party with great prizes (Mall Area) 2
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24: (Sign-up in the SUB and meet outside the SUB for transportation) 9:00 a.m. Enjoy Lewis & Clark Caverns or Fairmont Hot Springs (Lunch provided) 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a movie at the Silver Bow Drive-in SUNDAY, AUGUST 25: Sleep-in, relax, and get ready for college. 12:00-4:00 p.m. Check out the Bookstore & Enrollment Services 12:00-3:00 p.m. Pick up your Digger Card at the Digger Card Center (SUB) 12:00-4:00 p.m. Get a parking decal in the SUB or on Aug. 26-29 from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. End the day with a little afternoon Slip and Slide fun (Practice field slope) MONDAY, AUGUST 26: CLASSES BEGIN 8:30 a.m. Digger Challenge: Know Your Campus Resources (Details p. 4) 11:00 a.m. Check out Montana Tech’s local Business Fair (Mall Area) 9:00 p.m. Go on the quest to find Tech’s mascot Charlie Oredigger and win thousands of dollars in prizes at the 13th Annual Digger Hunt (Mall Area) TUESDAY, AUGUST 27: 4:00 p.m. DIGGERecruiting 2.0: Learn about the online program for all your job search needs on campus student employment, part-time off-campus, summer jobs, and internships. (Eng. Hall 204) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28: 11:00 a.m. Stop by the 6th Annual Student Employment Fair to learn about campus employment, jobs in the community, & DIGGERecruiting! (SUB Lobby) THURSDAY, AUGUST 29: 4:00 p.m. Resume Writing 101 Workshop (Engineering Hall 204) 4:00 p.m. Veteran Student Orientation followed by a reception (Copper Lounge) A 2nd orientation will be held on 9/4 at 12:00 p.m. at Highlands College 7:00 p.m. The Reel Deal presents Now You See Me (Library Auditorium) SATURDAY, AUGUST 31: 9:00 a.m. Enjoy Chi Alpha’s Lazy Day on the Madison (Bring a sack lunch, $ for dinner, a towel, and sign-up at the SUB) FOR YOUR INFORMATION: The Business Office and Enrollment Services is open from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (M-F). The Marcus Deli is open from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Visit the game room in the Mill Building. Hours are: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (M-F) | Noon-4:00 p.m. on Sat.. | 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Sun. The Veteran’s Lounge is open M-F. The North Campus lounge is open from 7:30 a.m.9:00 p.m. and the lounge at Highlands College is from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Disability/Veteran Accommodations: Visit our Counseling Offices in Eng. Hall 104 or Highlands College Room 115A for coordination of academic accommodations for ADA or Veteran service related needs. For more information, visit www.mtech.edu/ student_life/disability.
You are automatically enrolled in Digger Challenge, a course in Moodle, titled FYE 101. Digger Challenge contains many academic and extracurricular opportunities. By scanning your Digger Card at an approved Digger Challenge event, you receive an assigned number of points as well as a chance to win a weekly prize. Digger Challenge wraps up with you being able to bid or purchase chances on great prizes at the Fall Semester Silent Auction. Your first Digger Challenge is Know Your Campus Resources. Many of the events listed in the Express are Digger Challenge events. Check out Moodle, pick up an FYE flier, or watch your e-mails to keep apprised of the opportunities for gaining those points!
DIGGER CHALLENGE: KNOW YOUR CAMPUS RESOURCES
Monday, August 26 │ 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Obtain a sticker from each resource. Turn the form into the SUB or Highlands College, room 115 by 4:00 pm Aug. 26th. You will be entered into a drawing for $100 Bookstore Gift Certificate and receive your first 1000 points! Name: ______________________________________________________ Email ________________________ Phone _______________________ ______ Student Health Center (SUB or Highlands College, Rm. 115) ______ Learning Center (TLC or Highlands College, Rm. 117) ______ Counseling Services (Eng. Hall 104 or Highlands College Rm. 115A) ______ Career Services (URC 109 or Highlands College, Room 115)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS SEPTEMBER
VETERAN’S ORIENTATION AT HIGHLANDS COLLEGE Wednesday, September 4 │ 12:00 p.m. │ Highlands College Commons If you missed the Veteran’s Orientation in August, you must attend this session. Pizza will be served. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WORKSHOPS DESIGNED FOR YOU: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Career Fair 101 | Wednesday, September 4 | Copper Lounge Interview Tips 2.0 | Tuesday, September 10 | SUB, Big Butte Highlands 4
ARE YOU READY TO MEET EMPLOYERS? Wednesday, September 11 Employers Present Workshops (Check details through DIGGERecruiting) CLUB RUSH Thursday, September 5 & Friday, September 6 │ Mall Area Stop by Club Rush to learn more about the many clubs and organizations on campus. YOUR CAREER STARTS NOW Thursday, September 12 │ 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. │ HPER The 14th Annual Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet with employers to discuss employment opportunities for summer jobs, internships, or full-time positions. View companies attending through your DIGGERecruiting account. Introduce yourself to recruiters and alumni to find out what skills you will need. Bring your resume! CAREER FAIR 2ND DAY INTERVIEWS Friday, September 13 │ HPER DIGGER FOOTBALL VS. CARROLL COLLEGE SAINTS Saturday, September 14 │ 1:00 p.m. │ Carroll College Take the student spirit bus to Carroll (Sign-up at the SUB) RUNNING A MUCK FOR SCHOLARSHIP BUCKS Saturday, September 14 │ Montana Tech campus 5K mud run/obstacle course! Register today at SmartAboutCollege.org. DIGGER FOOTBALL VS. MONTANA WESTERN Saturday, September 21 │ 1:00 p.m. │ Alumni Coliseum BEYOND THE WALL POSTER FAIR Friday, September 20 │SUB DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE Thursday, September 26 │ 7:00 p.m. │ HPER FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! Wednesday, September 25 │ 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. │ Copper Lounge Information, activities, and FREE stuff will be available during the wellness fair. Check out the opportunities and services available to enhance your college experience. Booths on sexual health, nutrition, recreation, and more will be represented. DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. DICKINSON STATE Thursday, September 27 │ 5:30 p.m. │ HPER HEADFRAME HOMECOMING VS. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE Saturday, September 28 │ 1:00 p.m. │ Alumni Coliseum 5
VOLUNTEER FAIR Wednesday, October 2 │11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. │ SUB Copper Lounge Get connected to a local area non-profit in the community DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. MSU-NORTHERN Friday, October 4 │7:00 p.m. │ HPER DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE Saturday, Friday, October 5 │2:00 p.m. │ HPER DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF GREAT FALLS Friday, October 18 │7:00 p.m. │ HPER DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. CARROLL COLLEGE Saturday, October 19 │7:00 p.m. │ HPER COMEDIAN LARRY OMAHA Thursday, October 10 │7:00 p.m. │ Library Auditorium DIGGER FOOTBALL VS. DICKINSON STATE Saturday, October 19 │1:00 p.m. │ Alumni Coliseum OOOHHHH…..SCARY!! Saturday, October 26 │11:30 a.m. Take a trip to Silverwood Theme Park’s Scarywood (Sign-up in the SUB, $25) DIGGER FOOTBALL VS. EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY Saturday, October 26 │1:00 p.m. │ Alumni Coliseum AM I IN THE RIGHT MAJOR? Tuesday, October 29 │ 4:00-5:00 p.m. │Eng. Hall 204 Learn some tools to help you identify what you can do with your major. Identify your personal strengths and interests. Start asking yourself the right questions and know what the realities are in your future career field. Know what should be some of your next steps.
HOW NOT TO GET FIRED FROM YOUR INTERNSHIP/SUMMER JOB Tuesday, November 5 | 11:00 a.m. | SUB Wednesday, November 13 | 12:00 p.m. | SUB Thursday, November 21 | 1:00 p.m. | SUB Monday, November 25 | 11:00 a.m. | SUB TALENT SHOW Thursday, November 7 │7:00 p.m. │ Library Auditorium 6
DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA WESTERN November 7 │7:00 p.m. │ HPER DIGGER VOLLEYBALL VS. WESTMINSTER COLLEGE November 9 │2:00 p.m. │ HPER DIGGER FOOTBALL VS. SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY Saturday, November 16 │ 12:00 p.m. │ Alumni Coliseum
RESUME & COVER LETTER WRITING Tuesday, December 3 | 4:00 p.m. | SUB
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES & SOCIAL MEDIA Wednesday, December 4 | 4:00 p.m. | SUB, Big Butte Highlands HOLIDAY STROLL December 6 │All around campus
Check out Student Health 101 on Digger Central. Montana Tech’s KEY VIP program recognizes employers who have promoted themselves on campus, recruited Montana Tech students, who have invested by making a major gift through the Foundation, developed and maintained campus relationships, and who have employed recent graduates or alumni. Our 2013-2014 Top of the Hill KEY VIPs are:
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Career Services is your source to start to develop the skills you need to make sure by the time you graduate, you are In Demand. It is no accident that Montana Tech has high placement percentages and good starting salaries, students who use Career Services are more likely to have better career opportunities. It starts on Day 1 – don’t delay. Create and keep up-to-date your DIGGERecruiting account. This is where you can search for jobs, upload your resume and see who is coming to campus, for career fairs and on-campus recruiting. Check-out the events and career workshops throughout the semester to help you gain the skills you need. Get to know more about the companies who recruit students in your major. Take advantage of workshops designed just for you: DIGGERecruiting 101: Tuesday, August 27 │ 4:00 p.m. │ Eng. Hall 204 Resume Writing 101: Thursday, August 29 │ 4:00 p.m. │ Eng. Hall 204 Career Fair 101: Wednesday, September 4 │ 4:00 p.m. │ Copper Lounge Interview Tips 2.0: Tuesday, September 10 │ 4:00 p.m. │ SUB, Big Butte Highlands