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.
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.
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.
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 when it becomes available on MyMichiganTech. 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 May 1). Request a roommate you know or search for the best match. You have until May 31 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.