Home Away From Home

Houghton, Michigan. For most Huskies, it's a long way from home (an 8-10 hour drive, on average). But once they get here, they learn that this place is also far from ordinary. Houghton becomes a home away from home—and with their classmates, they find a second family.

Meet some of our current students to see what this community means to them—and what it could mean to you, too.

How did you make friends at Michigan Tech?

I was a transfer student and I sat at a table [during orientation] with other transfer students for the geology department, who were also female. We all hit it off and three years later we continue to be best friends. 

Hannah H.
Is there anything winter or snow-related you love to do?

I absolutely love the amount of hockey rinks at local parks in the surrounding area. Its something that we don't have back home and introduced me to playing hockey with friends/ learned to skate.

Tom D.
Electrical Engineering

Meet Sophie Owen

Electrical Engineering | Saint Johns, Michigan

Why did you choose Michigan Tech over closer schools?

I chose Michigan Tech because I absolutely love the surrounding area! I love being able to drive 5 minutes and go hiking or exploring. The Career Fair at Michigan Tech is a great opportunity to find a full-time position or internship. You can also network with companies there. 

Sophie Owen
Saint Johns, Michigan

Meet Caleb Kaminski

Geological Engineering | Manistee, Michigan

Why did you choose Michigan Tech over closer schools?

Michigan Tech boasts a certain higher degree of learning, something I was searching for. The location also fit my love for the great outdoors. It has become the best of both worlds!

Caleb Kaminski
Caleb Kaminski
Manistee, Michigan

Meet Morgan Smith

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology—Biology Focus | Weidman, Michigan

How did you make friends at Michigan Tech?

I made a lot of friends from my dorm hall! I also made friends in my classes and in the extracurriculars I got into.

Morgan Smith
Morgan Smith
Weidman, Michigan