Buildings and Amenities
Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH), our smallest residence hall, has about 350 rooms available in the three-story structure. This historic building was constructed in the late 1930s and characterizes that time period with its beautiful architectural details. A detailed historical booklet about Douglass Houghton Hall is also available along with a renovation guide.
McNair Hall has a great view of the Keweenaw Waterway. The McNair complex consists of three buildings. West McNair has two stories, while East McNair has five stories. These two living units are connected by the dining services building. There are about 650 rooms available for assignment in McNair Hall.
Wadsworth Hall (Wads) has been recently renovated and is the largest hall on campus at one-quarter-mile long and five stories high, with approximately 1,050 rooms available for assignment. A detailed historical booklet about Wadsworth Hall is also available.
The three halls are different in size and appearance, yet similar in service and amenities. Each hall has its own collection of dining halls, student lounges, and a reception desk.
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For the fitness enthusiast, each hall 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. To join, students should go to the Housing Facilities Office in Douglass Houghton Hall or call 906-487-2740.
The game rooms offer a variety of recreational equipment from pool tables to arcade games. Equipment is provided and may be checked out at the Reception Desks.
Laundry rooms are conveniently located in each hall. Housing & Residential Life provides and maintains washers free of charge for all residents. Dryers are also provided at a cost of twenty-five cents per cycle.
Each hall has a music room where students may play their instruments. A piano is located in each of these rooms.
Many areas, specifically designated for studying, are located in each residence hall. A quiet environment is observed there at all times.
Kitchenettes provide a place for students to make anything from a light snack to a gourmet meal. Each is furnished with a stove, microwave, sink and refrigerator. Douglass Houghton hall has a kitchenette on the ground floor. In McNair there are kitchenettes on each floor. Wadsworth hall has fourteen kitchenettes that are strategically located on each floor throughout the building.
Residents have the opportunity to store their bikes in hall storage over the winter. Between the damaging weather and snow plows, most students use this free storage option as opposed to hauling their bike home with them over breaks.
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. ResTech is Michigan Tech's residence hall 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.
The average room measures about 12 feet by 15 feet. A typical double room includes a bunk bed or loftable beds, chest of drawers, two desks, two study chairs, waste basket, and carpeting. Triple and quad rooms are furnished accordingly. All furnishings should be treated well and not removed from the room.
Refrigerators are provided for residents that live in rooms with private baths in Wadsworth Hall. If you are not assigned to this area, you are welcome to bring a refrigerator with you, but it must not be larger than 25" wide x 25" deep x 35" high.
Linens for Bedding
Since we do not furnish bed linens, you are encouraged to purchase linens prior to arrival. The standard mattress size is 36 inches by 80 inches. Extra-long twin sheets fit best. You are responsible for laundering your own linens. You may purchase all of your extra long bedding for residence hall linens online.
Saunas are available for students in each residence hall. Hours for use are posted in the respective hall.