Vivian House

217 East Street Houghton, MI 49931

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Welcome to Vivian House, part of graduate student housing operated by Housing & Residential Life at Michigan Technological University.

Located at 217 East Street, Vivian House offers you the convenience of being close to campus for the ease of going to your graduate office, research lab, and classes. Utilities such as cable, internet, phone, heat, water, refuse, sewer, electricity, and laundry are all included in your monthly rent.

Vivian House sleeps seven female students in five single bedrooms and one shared double occupancy bedroom. Each student will have in their bedroom an extra long twin bed, chest of drawers, desk, desk chair, and trash can.

The house offers a newly renovated (spring 2013) kitchen, dining room with table and chairs, updated bathrooms (summer 2013), new blinds (summer 2013) and furnished living room with television.
Entrance to the house is controlled by a punch code and each bedroom has a keyed locking door.


Each student has an extra long (80”) twin bed, chest of drawers, desk, desk chair, and wastebasket. A wardrobe (bedroom 4), in-room closet (bedrooms 1,2,3), hall-closet (bedrooms 5,6) are also provided.

FURNISHINGS - Common Living Area

The common living areas provide:

  • living room - television, soft seating (one couch and two chairs, and two end tables with lamps)
  • dining area - table with chairs
  • kitchen - refrigerator, microwave, electric cooktop, and electric oven


Internet is included in your monthly rent and is provided by Michigan Tech Information Technology. The internet connection is a wireless connection only. You will be able to connect using your ISO username and password.


Cable is included in your monthly rent and is provided by Michigan Tech Information Technology. A television is provided to the house in the common living space for your convenience.


There is one phone provided in the common living area of the house.


Meal plans are not required for students living in Vivan House. If you are interested in exploring your on-campus meal options, please visit Dining Services.


The garage of the house is used by the University and is not available for storage or vehicles. Therefore, parking is not available at the house as it must be kept clear for University access to the garage. Parking permits are available in residential lots. Please visit Transportation Services located in the Administration Building Room 100 for more information. A parking lot is adjacent to the house.


Monthly rates in Vivian House located 217 East Street for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 are as follows:

  • Bedroom 1 - single occupancy - $495
  • Bedroom 2 - single occupancy - $495
  • Bedroom 3 - single occupancy - $495
  • Bedroom 4 - single occupancy - $495
  • Bedroom 5 - single occupancy - $495
  • Bedroom 6 - double occupancy - $370 per person


Click Here for a copy of the house's floor plan


Storage is not available in the house during the summer months or at other times when the student does not have an active contract. However, during an active contract, limited storage is available in the house basement.