Life in graduate school is about more than just classes and research. Michigan Tech and the local community have many opportunities for students to get involved, find support, stay informed, and explore. Take advantage of the resources your new community offers you!
Round out your graduate education with cultural, social, and recreational activities. Find connections through involvement.
Graduate Student Government hosts activities just for grads.
Experience Tech is every student's admission to university events and activities.
Sports and Recreation opportunities are widely available. See Tech's fitness classes and sporting facilities.
OAP (Outdoor Adventure Program)— take advantage of our beautiful location and experience some outdoor fun.
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts offers a wide array of national and university produced theatre, musical, film and dance productions and is included in the Experience Tech benefits.
Winter Carnival is a unique tradition at Michigan Tech, making the most of our snowy playground.
Do you need help with the English Language? The English Language Institute can help.
Explore the Community
Our local community offers abundant opportunity for recreation and education.
City of Houghton (includes Motor Transit info)
Keweenaw Trails, for hiking, biking, and skiing information
Volunteer in the community through United Way
Find Medical Support
Medical Withdrawal for graduate students with medical issues to apply for a leave of absence.
Counseling and Wellness Services are provided by staff who work with student support services at Tech, as well as mental health professionals locally and in the student's home area, to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Grad Resources offers mental and emotional health resources for graduate students, including a crisis line.
Portage Health Express Care for illnesses or injuries that require medical treatment but are not serious enough to warrant a visit to the emergency department.
Portage Health Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 for emergency care.
Visit the Dean of Students' site for more health services information, including immunizations, disability services, public safety, and student health insurance.
The following services may help you meet your family's needs.
Graduate School Parental Accommodation Policy can assist you with the addition of a new baby.
Dependent Care Policy provides expenses for dependent care during university-related travel.
Lactation Spaces are available on campus for nursing mothers.
Little Huskies Childcare, Children ages 0–6
Keweenaw Family Resource Center provides support and resources to families with young children
Portage Lake District Library has programming for all members of your family.
Western Upper Peninsula Health Department provides a variety of children's health services.