The GSG Social Committee organizes and hosts various events throughout the academic year. From the Orientation Picnic in the beginning of the Fall semester to Friday Socials, the Halloween Party, Movie Nights or Laser Tag… Check out this page for more information about our upcoming social events!

2020-2021 Session Social Events

Cross-Country Skiing with OAP (Spring 2021)

Feeling stressed and like you’ve been cooped up indoors for too long? Well come out and join us for some cross-country skiing and wintery fun at the Tech Trails on February 19th and 20th!

Never skied before? No worries! Equipment will be provided and you’ll receive some introductory training beforehand. And if at the end you love it and are sorry that it’s over, we’ve got great news for you. For all those who sign up and attend the event, GSG will pay for your season equipment pass so you can continue to rent out equipment and ski through the rest of the winter! If you’re interested, sign up for the event here

Note: Due to group size restrictions, there will be a deposit to reserve your spot. After the event is over, refunds will be issued over the following week to registrants that participated.


Jackbox Games Night Series (Spring 2021)

Do you enjoy party games like pictionary and charades? Trivia or improvisational games? If so please join us for our Jackbox Game Night series! We have scheduled several dates for the Spring 2021 semester:

  • Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th
  • Thursday, February 11th 
  • Sunday, February 14th
  • Thursday, March 4th
  • Saturday, March 27th
  • Sunday, April 11th
  • Thursday, April 15th

The Jackbox party game series allows multiple players to participate with only one (in this case GSG) owning it. You will need a relatively stable internet connection for the host to share the game screen. Participants can play on their phone, tablet or computer by navigating to and entering the room code that will be shared by the host.

Here is the Zoom link for the event. Password: 110257. (The link and password remain the same for all events and dates!)


Among Us, 01/14/2021 and 01/15/21

Do you like legendary sci-fi movies like “Alien” and “The Thing”? How would you like to play a game that brings these movies to life? Well, guess what? We have just the game for you, and we are setting up a virtual game night to play this game. The game is called “Among Us” and the goal is to catch a parasitic shapeshifter which has infiltrated a space crew. The goal of the shapeshifters is to eliminate the whole crew, and the goal of the crew is to catch the imposter before it eliminates the crew. Intrigued? If so, then you should check out the GSG social committee’s upcoming virtual game night event where we will be playing Among Us.

This event will be held on Thursday 1/14 and Friday 1/15 starting around 7:30 PM on Zoom (Password: 110038). Participation is free and you can download the game for free on your Android or Apple device through their respective app stores.

Games will continue until around 9:30 PM as participation allows. Don’t worry if you arrive a little late; we’ll work on getting you into the next available game!

Orienteering Event, 11/14/2020

Does this vast expanse of forest here in the UP have you feeling overwhelmed and lost? Would you like to better understand cardinal directions and their relationship to where you are and where you are going? Do you just want to spend a couple of hours outside having fun? If so, then you should check out the GSG social committee’s upcoming event: orienteering. This orienteering event will be held on Saturday, November 14, and will show you the basics of navigating with a compass. This event is free to attend, and we will be providing compasses, water, special prizes, and a lot of fun.

Number of group members: 2-4 members
Event date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Available time slots: 9:00 – 11:00AM, 11:30 – 1:30PM, 2:00 – 4:00PM.
Location: SDC, West Soccer Field ( )

If your teammate has already signed up your name, you don’t need to sign up again!

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Halloween Adventure Race, 10/17/2020

Boys, girls, ghouls! The Spooky Scary Halloween Adventure Race is happening this October 17th on campus! Form a team of 3-5 dark souls and come dive with us into the blood-curdling intrigue of macabre contests. Test your might and fight for some cool prizes! Serve your best gothic looks, for there will be spooktacular locations. Registration is opening on Saturday October 3rd.

Counter-Strike: GO Tournament, 08/08/2020

We are pleased to announce we are holding a Counter-Strike: GO tournament on Saturday, August 8th with additional matches being held on the 9th if it is needed. This event is open to all members of the Michigan Tech Community (students, faculty, staff). You can register as a team or as an individual (here is the link to the registration form). The tournament will be double elimination so all teams will get to play at least two games. Full tournament rules will be available after registration closes, on July 29th, at 11:59 PM. Please contact Nathan Ford at if you have any questions.

2019-2020 Session Social Events

Snowshoeing at Lily Creek, 03/08/2020

Snowshoeing will take place at Lily Creek on March 8 (Sunday), from 1.00 to 4.00PM. Transportation, snowshoes, and water provided. Bring your own snacks! Participants should meet at the MUB bus stop at 12.45PM. There is only room for 25 people, so make sure to sign up ASAP! This event is free and hosted by the Keweenaw Land Trust. Check out this page for more information about Lily Creek.

Halloween Party, 10/31/2019

Join us on October 31st, between 7.00 and 10.00PM, in the MUB Ballroom. Costume contest, cash bar, and free admission!

Fall Colors Tour, 10/12/2019

Join us for the Fall Colors Tour from the top of Mount Bohemia! Enjoy the largest outdoor hot tub in the Upper Peninsula (included in admission). A ride to Mount Bohemia will leave from the MUB bus stop at 11am on Saturday, October 12th. Adult pricing is $5 per person, free for children under 12. Please pay the Grad School secretary prior to 3.00PM on Wednesday, October 9th (Admin building, 4th floor).

First Friday Social, 9/6/2019

Take some time to relax before the semester (really) begins! Unwind on a Friday afternoon with your colleagues from across campus at this year’s First Friday Social: September 6th, 4.00 to 6.00 pm on the ROTC lawn (adjacent to the MEEM building). Enjoy free food and beverages.