Graduate School

Graduate Life

Life in graduate school is about more than just classes and research. Michigan Tech and the local community have many opportunities for students to get involved, find support, stay informed, and explore. Take advantage of the resources your new community offers you!

Get Involved

Round out your graduate education with cultural, social, and recreational activities. Find connections through involvement.

Graduate Student Government  hosts activities just for grads.

Experience Tech is every student's admission to university events and activities.

Sports and Recreation opportunities are widely available. See Tech's fitness classes and sporting facilities.

OAP (Outdoor Adventure Program)— take advantage of our beautiful location and experience some outdoor fun.

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts offers a wide array of national and university produced theatre, musical, film and dance productions and is included in the Experience Tech benefits.

Student Leadership and Involvement can link you to activities on campus as well as our 200+ student organizations.

Winter Carnival is a unique tradition at Michigan Tech, making the most of our snowy playground.

Do you need help with the English Language? The English Language Institute can help.

Explore the Community

Our local community offers abundant opportunity for recreation and education.

Housing (on campus, off campus)

Houghton-Portage Township Schools

Keweenaw Peninsula

City of Houghton (includes Motor Transit info)

City of Hancock

City of Calumet

City of Copper Harbor

Keweenaw National Historic Park

McLain State Park

Isle Royale National Park

Keweenaw Trails, for hiking, biking, and skiing information

Find Medical Support

Medical Withdrawal for graduate students with medical issues to apply for a leave of absence.

Counseling and Wellness Services are provided by staff who work with student support services at Tech, as well as mental health professionals locally and in the student's home area, to ensure that their counseling needs are met.

Grad Resources offers mental and emotional health resources for graduate students, including a crisis line.

Student Health Services/Houghton Family Health Center at the SDC

Portage Health Express Care for illnesses or injuries that require medical treatment but are not serious enough to warrant a visit to the emergency department.

Portage Health Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 for emergency care.

Visit the Dean of Students' site for more health services information, including immunizations, disability services, public safety, and student health insurance.

Family Support

The following services may help you meet your family's needs.

On-campus resources:

Graduate School Parental Accommodation Policy can assist you with the addition of a new child.

Dependent Care Policy provides expenses for dependent care during university-related travel.

Lactation Spaces are available on campus for nursing mothers.

Little Huskies Childcare, Children ages 0–6

Off-campus resources:

Keweenaw Family Resource Center provides support and resources to families with young children

Portage Lake District Library has programming for all members of your family.

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department provides a variety of children's health services.