Tech Day is the University of Michigan College of Engineering's annual fall event that invites prospective college students and their parents to explore Michigan Engineering. Tech Day brings over 500 prospective students (and over 500 of their parents) together on campus. High school students in the 11th and 12th grades and prospective college transfer students are welcome to participate in a full day of scheduled events!
The entire day's program is designed to give prospective students and their parents a feel for Michigan Engineering and for the many exciting engineering opportunities that await.
Student-led groups of prospective students explore many exhibits and attend sessions of their choosing-- including tours of engineering departments, presentations on admissions, minors, and other opportunities, and tours of the engineering campus. Prospective students also participate in activities such as group design competitions that challenge and give a taste of engineering problems. Tech Day is an opportunity for prospective students to explore their interests and find out what it's like to be a Michigan Engineer!
Parents are invited, too! There will be special parent groups and sessions focused on questions parents may have regarding the College of Engineering, student life, academics, and financial aid. In addition, parent groups will also see student exhibits and receive a tour of the engineering campus.
All visiting prospective students and parents will be assigned to groups led by student leaders within the College of Engineering who are ready to answer their many questions!
Details for Tech Day 2013
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (suggested arrival 8:45-9:15 AM for check-in)
Location: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, North Campus (College of Engineering)
Guest list: high school students (juniors and seniors), potential transfer students, parents and teachers. More information about specific programs for each type of guest can be found on the FAQ page.
Reasons to Attend Tech Day
Perhaps you have previously visited the engineering campus and taken a campus tour. Tech Day is still a very valuable, informative, and unique experience for you! Tech Day offers the most comprehensive look into the College of Engineering for prospective students and their parents. This is what you get:
-Personal attention from a student group leader for the whole day
-Your choice of a campus tour and/or different sessions including departments, minors or information about the admissions process
-Presentations on admissions, financial aid, and career opportunities
-Students, faculty and administrators that can answer your questions personally
-Society exhibits and displays by student groups on campus
Together, Tech Day is a large scale event with over 400 volunteers to make Tech Day possible; so this is a special day for you, our guests!
Online registration, which will open on August 1, is required for Tech Day. Students should register using this form. Parents should indicate their attendance in the relevant field on their son/daughter's online registration form. Educators should email firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest in participating in parents' activities for the day or escorting a group of students.
The deadline for registration is Friday, September 27, 2013. Session Choices (i.e. campus tours or different department tours) are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is strongly advised.
After you have registered online, you will be e-mailed a confirmation message. One to two weeks before Tech Day, you will receive a confirmation packet via email. The packet will contain maps, parking instructions, detailed schedules for you, detailed schedules for your parents, and other important information.
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Tech Day is brought to you by the College of Engineering. Tech Day is made possible by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions and the work of 26 dedicated students on the Tech Day Planning Committee.