Residence Education and Housing Services

Living Guide — Amenities

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Cable Television

There is television service provided in all residence halls and apartments. You must provide your own TV and coaxial cords. Residents also get a free subscription to Stream 2, which allows you to record TV and watch it online. You can find their app on the App Store. For information about cable services, visit the Information Technology webpage.

Common Areas

Due to COVID-19 concerns, room capacities will be reduced and limit the number of individuals permitted in common spaces.  Capacity limits will be determined by the Health and Safety Levels and may increase or decrease as levels change.  Capacity limits will be posted by and/or in the room.

Kitchenettes

Each of the residence halls has kitchenettes available for you to prepare meals and store cooking supplies. Kitchenettes are places for the hall to gather to host meetings and social events. These places are intended to be enjoyed by all residents. When using the kitchenettes, it is asked that you follow these guidelines:

  • For Fall 2020, no items may be stored in the kitchenettes 
  • Abide by the posted occupancy signs
  • Baking/cooking items should never be left unattended
  • The stove/oven must be turned off immediately after use
  • Dishes may not be left soaking overnight
  • Sanitize tables/counters/microwave/stove/oven before and after each use
  • Always run water when using the garbage disposal
  • Immediately vacuum/mop the floor if something is spilled
  • Do not cut directly on counters or tables; always use a cutting board
  • Do not place hot items on the counters or tables
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Broomball brooms may not be cut in the kitchenettes

If you are concerned with the cleanliness of the kitchenette, please advise your resident assistant of your concern. All residents are responsible for the upkeep of their kitchenette. A maintenance request can be submitted if the kitchenette needs a refill of paper towels or soap. 

Kitchenette Safety

Each kitchenette is equipped with a fire blanket and fire extinguisher. These items may only be used in the event of an emergency. If there is a fire in the kitchenette, call 911 immediately. 

Laundry Facilities

Laundry facilities are available in each residence hall and apartment building. Washing machines are free to use. Dryers cost a quarter for each 10 minute increments needed to dry a load of laundry. Report any problems with the laundry machines to FixItHousing@mtu.edu

Game Rooms

Recreation areas, located away from study areas and student rooms, are provided in each hall. Noisy activities are restricted to these areas so that residents are not disturbed when studying or resting. Pool, ping-pong, and group games are restricted to these areas. Due to COVID-19 concerns, game equipment will not be checked out the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

Saunas

Saunas are provided in each of the residence halls and Hillside Place. Hours of use are posted in each respective hall. Saunas are for the residents of each hall and their guests. Bathing suits are required in the saunas. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the saunas are closed for the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

Study Areas

Each residence hall has areas designated for studying. These areas are equipped with tables, chairs, and wireless Internet access. A quiet environment should be observed in these locations at all times to allow for an environment conducive for studying, reading, or completing assignments. Please be considerate when passing through or using these areas.

Get Well Soon Meals

Residents who are sick are encouraged to request a Get Well Soon Meal from their resident assistant. In order to receive a Get Well Soon Meal, residents provide their HuskyCard and the Get Well Soon Meal form (filled out by a resident assistant), to the person picking up the meal. The person picking up the meal on behalf of the sick resident must provide the HuskyCard of the sick resident and form to any residential dining hall ID checker stand. The Dining Hall manager will provide a disposable container and cup to the person obtaining the meal for the sick resident. 

Internet Access

Internet access is available throughout the residence halls, including study rooms and lounges. To access Wi-Fi on campus, connect to MichiganTech using your username and password. To connect your devices, connect to MichiganTechOpen and register your device. For more information, visit the Information Technology (IT) webpage. Some devices may need a wired connection.

Printing, Copying and Scanning

Husky Black and White wireless print, copy and scan stations are located in each residence hall. The printer in Wadsworth Hall is located by the ATM on the first floor near the Housing Services office. The McNair Hall printer is located on the ground floor near the Reception Desk. The Douglass Houghton Hall printer is located by the Connector Space. The Hillside printer is across from the mailboxes on the first floor. These machines are managed by Information Technology. Contact IT with any printer issues, including a paper restock. 

Reception Desk

A reception desk is located on the first floor of each residence hall. The reception desk staff is responsible for assisting residents and guests. Specific services available include:

  • Mail and package services (see below for details)
  • Meal pass purchase
  • Temporary parking passes
  • Room lockouts
  • Guest registration
  • Postage stamp purchase
  • Up to $20 of cash or change exchange
  • Item checkout, varies by hall but may include:
    • Sports equipment*
    • Board games*
    • Basic tools
    • Kitchen equipment and utensils*
    • Vacuums Items 
    • Matchlight charcoal for the outdoor grills located on campus

Residents in Hillside Place utilize the McNair Reception Desk. 

Reception Desk Contact Information

Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk 906-487-4600

Douglass Houghton Hall Reception Desk 906-487-4650

McNair Reception Desk 906-487-4700

Reception Desk Hours

Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mail and Packages

A mailbox is provided for each residence hall room, suite or apartment. Mail is delivered to the residence halls Monday-Saturday. With a pre-stamped letter or pre-printed return label, the desks can also assist with sending out letters and packages through UPS, FedEx, and USPS. Postage stamps are available for sale at each desk.

Quad Core Fitness Centers

The Quad Core Fitness Center (QCFC) is a network of four residence hall fitness centers that are available to members. A QCFC facility is located in each of the four residence halls and contain a variety of equipment. The Quad Core Fitness Centers are open 24 hours a day when the residence halls are open. Building access is restricted during semester breaks when the residence halls are not open for normal business. More information about the Quad Core and membership is available online. Due to concerns with COVID-19, Quad Core will not be open to start the Fall 2020 semester.

Music Room

Wadsworth Hall has a music room located on the ground floor, across from the Annex. Students may use this space to play any instruments. There is a piano located here. Any residence hall student, regardless of where they live, can use the music room.