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Michigan Tech Student Life

Michigan Tech is on a 925-acre campus in a small town setting in Houghton, Michigan. There are many activities and organizations for Michigan Tech students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Michigan Tech also has fraternities and sororities.

Michigan Tech has a thriving Indian Students Association. In fact, more students participate in Indian Students Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Michigan Tech include Ski and Snowboard Club, Mitch's Misfits, Huskies Pep Band and Outdoor Venture Crew.

Michigan Tech students' favorite campus traditions are K-Day (Keweenaw Day), Winter Carnival and Spring Fling.

Does Michigan Tech offer student housing?

Michigan Tech offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Michigan Tech students live off campus. In 2021, 43% of undergrads at Michigan Tech lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 57% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Michigan Tech. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Michigan Tech offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Michigan Tech

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Michigan Technological University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Michigan Tech campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Michigan Tech offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Michigan Tech has Tech Emergency Medical Services(EMS).

Plan a Visit to Michigan Tech

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Michigan Tech, take U.S. Highway 41 to Houghton, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Houghton County Memorial airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Michigan Tech's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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