Residence Education and Housing Services

Living Guide —Pets

For health and safety reasons, pets are not permitted in the residence halls. The exceptions to this are non-predatory, non-poisonous fish in an aquarium under twenty gallons, if your roommate approves. Piranhas and other flesh-eating fish are not permitted.

This mandate falls in line with Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees Ordinance No. 3 - Control of Pets

Some students may need animals with them on campus and in the residence halls as an accommodation due to a specific disability.  If you believe that you need a service or support animal as an accommodation due to a disability, you will need to contact Disability Services to coordinate your accommodations prior to bringing your animal to campus. Significant advance notice may be necessary to make proper arrangements. Residence Education and Housing Services will work directly with Disability Services for all approved accommodations.

If you are a student who is allergic to specific animals, you are encouraged to notify Disability Services regarding your allergies.  Housing Services will then make every effort to assign students with allergies and students with support or service animals to different locations to minimize exposure.