The Hillside Place at Michigan Tech combines the social benefits of traditional residence hall housing with the option of an independent apartment lifestyle.
While fitting into the modern architectural style of Michigan Tech, this building evokes an “up north” aesthetic. To this end, portions of the building include forms, details, materials and finishes that are not typically used in student housing, including sloped metal roofs, stone walls, wood timber columns and beams, and a combination of natural gas and wood burning fireplaces. The common areas are inspired to look and feel like a northern lodge.
The upper and lower lodge areas are enclosed with large expanses of insulated glass, timber framed construction and features a tall stone fireplace on each level. This provides an unique space for students to gather.
Additional spaces in the lower lodge include a lounge space, game room and meeting room. The upper lodge includes a large lobby/lounge with kitchenette, fitness center, sauna, public toilet rooms, and multi-function room. Laundry rooms, trash rooms, and quiet study lounges can be found on each floor. Outdoor areas include a plaza with a wood burning fireplace, sidewalk connection to McNair Hall and covered outdoor bicycle parking areas.
Abundant natural light is found throughout this building. A signature is the inclusion of enhanced panoramic glass lounges at the west end of each floor. The lounges overlook the academic portion of campus and Portage Lake beyond. These glass clad elements were inspired by historic fire look-out towers common to the forestry industry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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For the fitness enthusiast, this building has a fitness room, well-equipped with aerobic and weight training equipment. All residence hall students can join the Quad Core Fitness Club for a nominal fee. See the Facilities Department located in G44 Douglas Houghton Hall for membership.
The upper and lower lodge levels provides residents with comfortable spaces to meet with friends, each with a gas burning fire place. The upper level provides a community kitchen and a large seating area. The lower level is equipped with a pool table and foosball table. Residents may access the outdoor patio area, complete with a wood burning fireplace, from the lower lodge level.
Laundry rooms are conveniently located on each floor. Housing & Residential Life provides and maintains washers free of charge for all residents. Dryers are also provided for a minimal charge.
Many areas, specifically designated for meeting or studying, are located in throughout the building. A quiet environment is observed there at all times.
Upper & Lower Lodge: In addition to the lounge area, there is a twenty-four person multi-function room available on the upper lodge level and an eight person meeting room on the lower lodge level available for use.
Lookout Lounge: There is a lookout lounge located at the west end of each residential floor that provides seating for four. Second Floor: There is a comfortable study lounge located on the east end of the second floor which overlooks the lodge.
Computing at Michigan Tech is available in many places and in many ways. Each major has computing facilities with the hardware and software that are available to you through your computing fee.
Many students bring their own desktop or laptop computer. Resnet is Michigan Tech's residential network that provides students with high-speed Internet access from the comfort of their rooms. A list of wireless Internet hotzones on campus is also available through RoverNet.
All apartments have cable TV service provided by Michigan Tech with one connection in each bedroom and one in the living room. Included in the chanel lineup is the Husky Movie Vision channel, which shows student-selected movies. Premium channels are also available by subscription. For further details, visit Telcom's Television Services page.
Each apartment, located in the living room, includes a single phone line. You will need to provide your own telephone. On-campus, local, toll-free, and domestic long distance calls can be made from your room at no charge. On-campus calls are made by dialing the last five digits of the telephone number. For further details, visit Telcom's Telephone Services page.
Voicemail is available at no cost if you wish to sign up. With multiple students per room, voicemail trees can be set up so you have a private voicemail box. See Telcom's Voicemail.
Covered bike storage is available and is located at the west end of the first floor. Residents will need to provide their own bike lock.