Our newest additions and changes to campus reflect our ongoing emphasis on our students, faculty, and staff and giving them the facilities necessary to succeed.
The Paul and Susan Williams Computing Systems Research Center, located on the fifth floor of the Electrical Energy Resource Center, will enable researchers from across the University who share an interest in computer systems to work together.
The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), opening in 2012, will house laboratories and classrooms supporting researchers and students working with Great Lakes biological, chemical and physical studies. The facility will be designed and equipped in support of instruction, experimental laboratories, and outreach efforts.
Hillside Place is a LEED Gold Medal Award-winning residential apartment complex that features a beautiful lobby, two fireplaces, workout room, and study areas, all with great views of the campus and Keweenaw Waterway. And the design reflects the northwoods that are home to the University.
The new location of the Career Services, in the Administration Building, brings students, future employers, and staff together under beautiful architectural details and facilities.
The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, the official mineral museum of Michigan, has moved to a new building on the south end of campus and features the world's finest collection of local minerals, in addition to one of the nation's best fluorescent mineral exhibits, as well as other specimens from around the world.
Michigan Tech’s main campus encompasses some 900 acres, split between the lower campus mall situated on Portage Lake, with most of the lecture halls, labs, library, student union, and residence halls, and the upper campus, which includes the forestry complex, apartments, athletic complex and recreational trails. In addition, the University owns the 4,000-acre Ford Forestry Center in Alberta, some forty miles from campus.
The Memorial Union Building features student organization offices, food commons with cafeteria, ballrooms, bowling alley, billiards room, guest accommodations, and more. The Raymond L. Smith ME-EM Building houses the mechanical engineering department, the largest on campus and features several computer labs, design and innovation centers, and high-tech conference rooms. The dynamic Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts has an 1,100-seat, acoustically balanced performance hall, and is host to national touring companies, lecturers, orchestras, and more.
The Van Pelt and Opie Library is also home to the Michigan Tech Historical Collections and Copper Country Archives. The Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building features a three-story atrium for studying that overlooks Portage Lake. The three residence halls are Wadsworth, McNair, and Douglas Houghton, and all have been renovated in recent years.
The Noblet Forestry Building was recently renovated to include Hesterberg Hall, with its beautiful atrium, and Horner Hall with faculty and graduate student offices and laboratories. Recreational opportunities abound for faculty, staff, and students in the Student Development Complex. The SDC is also home to the Huskies sports teams, including men’s ice hockey, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, Nordic skiing, and cross-country running. The football team plays at cozy Sherman Field, and the Gates Tennis Center is home to the men’s and women’s tennis teams and is also open for recreational play.