Some staff say there's a fifth season at Michigan Tech: Spring, summer, fall, winter—and sand. Buckets are stationed at each building and sand/rock salt mixtures are stocked ahead of time to be spread as needed to keep campus safe.
Snow Removal Requests
The grounds staff often begins the day at 4 a.m. to remove snow from more than five miles of campus roads, more than seven miles of walks, and 35 acres of parking lots. But there's more. Other snow duties include:
- Hauling snow off campus
- Stockpiling—and removing snow—for Winter Carnival activities
- Clearing athletic fields for spring sports