Michigan Technological University is a flagship public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.
Michigan Technological University
Come Home to Houghton
Our beautiful waterfront campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is situated just miles from Lake Superior. Find yourself in a close-knit college town where winters are epic and outdoor adventure awaits. At Tech, we embrace our size, climate, sense of adventure, and originality.
Houghton, its sister city Hancock, and the surrounding towns is home to approximately 15,000 year-round residents.
Winter Carnival Countdown
February 8-11 | Tasty Foods for Wintry Moods
A beloved Michigan Tech tradition for more than a century, Winter Carnival features huge, intricate, student-built snow statues and a full slate of events that showcase our unique campus, community, and environment. From broomball playoffs to human dogsled races, no one celebrates winter quite like Husky Nation. Organized by the members of MTU's Blue Key National Honor Society, Carnival brings thousands of visitors to the region each year.
Give Back to the Pack
Join Huskies around the world for Tech’s 48-hour giving challenge called Give Pack to the Pack. The event runs February 8-11 during Winter Carnival. But you don’t have to wait. Give now and know that your gift—big or small—will make an immediate impact on our students and community. Thank you!
The H-STEM Complex is a major investment in our campus by the State of Michigan and the University that will provide state-of-the-art teaching and research labs for health-related STEM studies. The project is planned to be completed and the building occupied sometime in early 2024.