Broomball games being played during Winter Carnival.

Life at Tech

Study hard and play hard.

When they're not busy studying hard, Tech students know how to have fun. Our campus is located on Michigan’s most beautiful playground—the Upper Peninsula—and borders the Keweenaw Waterway which connects to Lake Superior. Huskies spend plenty of time outside exploring, skiing, swimming, hiking, biking, and even dogsledding.

Favorite student activities include:

  • Broomball and ice bowling—you have to see it to believe it.
  • Playing along with the world-famous, one-of-a-kind Huskies Pep Band.
  • Designing, duct-taping, and racing 50+ cardboard boats.
  • Building life-sized snow statues during Winter Carnival (The Weather Channel comes up to cover the fun.)
  • Checking out the Northern Lights—shimmering light shows are right outside your door.
"There are so many opportunities to perfect art skills, enjoy hikes, and experience winter sports and activities."Abigail Kuehne, CCM and Psychology, '21
Northern lights over Quincy Mine

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Whatever you’re into, you’ll find a solid group of people to hang out with! Get involved in any of our more than 240 student clubs and organizations (including honor societies and Greek life), participate in activities in the residence halls, catch weekend movies on campus, or cheer on the Huskies at NCAA athletic events. We guarantee you’ll make some great friendships and never be bored!

Year-Round Adventures

No matter the season, life at Tech is full of adventure!

Fall: Majestic waterfalls, brilliant fall colors, bonfires on the shores of Lake Superior, and Tech traditions like homecoming and K-Day. Be sure to keep your eye on the sky for a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Winter: Hit the slopes at Mont Ripley for skiing, snowboarding, or tubing. Nordic ski, snowshoe, or fat tire bike the Tech Trails. Join a broomball team (no experience required), try your hand at snow volleyball during Winter Carnival, or check out the Mushing Club. Winter in the Keweenaw is something special.

Spring: Showcase project work during our annual Design Expo or Undergraduate Research Symposium, catch world-class shows at the Rozsa Center, or spend spring break doing STEM outreach to pre-college students or traveling to Silicon Valley to see high-tech business in action.

Summer: Whether you take classes, work, or conduct research, summer is the perfect time to soak in long days (with over 18 hours of daylight) and experience epic sunsets, hiking, golf, and beaches like no other.

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Husky in the Plaza: How Did You Make Friends at Tech?

"I got adopted by a bunch of extroverts almost immediately. They won't leave me alone so now I just am involved in a ton of things." "There's a lot of nice people around here so it's not that hard." Real students. Real talk. Husky in the Plaza is an impromptu Q&A series that takes you around campus to hear how current students really feel. This is Tech—unfiltered. What should we ask next? Drop your suggestions in the comments! 📣  

Husky in the Plaza: How Did You Make Friends at Tech? Husky in the Plaza: How Did You Make Friends at Tech?
Ride Along: Golfers on Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Course Ride Along: Golfers on Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Course
See How Fall Colors Our Keweenaw Backyard See How Fall Colors Our Keweenaw Backyard
Winter in 60 Seconds Winter in 60 Seconds
Husky in the Plaza (Episode 3) Husky in the Plaza (Episode 3)
Husky in the Plaza (Episode 2) Husky in the Plaza (Episode 2)
Husky in the Plaza (Episode 1) Husky in the Plaza (Episode 1)
Husky in the Plaza (Episode 1) Husky in the Plaza (Episode 1)
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Ride Along: Snow Statue Construction Ride Along: Snow Statue Construction

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