Housing and Dining

More than a third of Tech undergraduate students live on campus (including all first-year students). Our lively residential campus is the safest public college in Michigan and offers four on-campus housing options ranging from traditional residence halls to apartment-style living.

Our on-campus dining options include residential dining halls, coffee shops, and other eateries. Students can use their dining plans or pay per visit at any of our on-campus dining locations.

  • 1st
    Niche.com ranks Michigan Tech the safest public college in Michigan
  • 2,360

    students living in our residence halls

  • 9
    cafés or dining services located across campus


Your residence hall is way more than just a place to crash. It's where you'll make great new friends and create some of your most memorable Michigan Tech experiences. Whether you prefer a bustling environment or a more cozy, old-fashioned vibe, you're sure to find a spot that fits your unique personality.

Get to know your housing options at Michigan Tech. Our three residence halls—Douglass Houghton Hall, McNair Hall, and Wadsworth Hall—each have their own style, personality, and individual "houses" geared toward helping students develop community. Hillside Place offers apartment-style living to transfer students, second-year students or higher, students age 21 and older, and international students.

Want to know more? Contact Residence Education and Housing Services at 906-487-2682 or housing@mtu.edu.


Food is brain power. And you'll need a lot of that at Tech. Our meal plan provides unlimited access to all three residential dining halls. There is no limit to the number of times you may enter a dining hall to eat a meal or stop in for a snack or drink. If you have a class, lab, or work schedule conflict, arrangements can be made to pick up a meal at a dining hall. In addition to unlimited meals, each plan offers a number of Dining Dollars and guest passes each semester.

A variety of entrées are offered at each meal, including vegetarian options; salad, deli, and pasta bars; and stir fry, pizza, dessert, ice cream, waffle, and beverage stations. Dining Services is happy to work with students who have allergies or other dietary needs.

Guest passes can be used at any of the residential dining halls, so share them with your family and off-campus friends for an all-you-can-eat meal. Dining Dollars are pre-loaded on your student ID and are accepted at the Campus Café, Library Café, Fusion, North Coast Grill and Deli, Huski Cafe at Mont Ripley, and vending machines. You can add more Dining Dollars to your account any time.

Questions? Contact Dining Services at 906-487-2664.

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