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 multiple on-campus housing options ranging from traditional residence halls to apartment-style living.
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.
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 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.
Plus, a new residence hall is currently under construction with plans to open in fall 2025. This new hall is on track for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and will feature a vibrant and eco-friendly living space for 516 additional Huskies, modern and sustainable details, integrated technologies, and state-of-the-art amenities and facilities.
Food is brain power. And you'll need a lot of that at Tech. Our meal plan provides unlimited access to 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 each semester.
A variety of entrées are offered at each meal, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and wellness options. A variety of culinary concepts are presented in the three dining halls—and throughout the day—to satisfy cravings and to comfort and fuel students depending on their needs. Dining Services is happy to work with students who have allergies or other dietary needs.
Dining Dollars are pre-loaded on your student ID and are accepted at retail dining locations on campus and at some vending machines. You can add more Dining Dollars to your account any time.
Questions? Contact Dining Services at 906-487-2664.
Frequently Asked Questions
All first-year students, other than transfer or commuting students living with a parent/guardian, must live on campus during their first year. Students receiving a Leading Scholar Award, National Scholars Program Award, or Presidential Scholars Program Award are required to live on campus for their first two years. Many students choose to live on campus for more than one year.
Once you've paid your enrollment deposit, you can submit your residence hall application beginning in January. You will request a residence hall during the application process. We recommend applying early for housing for the best chance at getting the hall you want.
If you want to! Once you submit your residence hall application, you'll be invited to use Roommate Matching beginning in early March. Request a roommate you know or search for the best match. You have until June 10 to enter your roommate choice, but it's best to match as early as possible. If you choose not to use this program, we'll assign you a roommate. Please note: Students enrolling for spring or summer semesters are not eligible for Roommate Matching.
Each residence hall has its own study lounge, game room, kitchenettes, sauna, laundry facility, fitness room, reception desk, mail services, bike storage, lounges, and student and professional staff.
We've made a whole list of what to bring (and what to leave at home).
You're welcome to bring a vehicle to campus, but chances are you won't need it. If you can't get what you need on campus, we have a number of transportation options to get you around town—not to mention the rides you'll get from friends! If you do decide to bring a vehicle, you'll need to register it with Transportation Services and pay the fee to obtain your parking permit. Permits are also available for motorcycles, scooters, and snowmobiles. Please note that winter storage is not available on campus.
Yes—gender inclusive housing options are available for all students.