Living Guide - Animals

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 aligns  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 need a service or support animal as an accommodation due to a disability, you must visit the Disability Services website, complete the appropriate forms, and receive an approved accommodation 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 allergy. 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.