Residence Education and Housing Services

Residence Education

Two students in their dorm room

Welcome to the Michigan Tech family! We’re pleased to have you join our residential communities. During your time with us we hope that you take advantage of the many social and educational opportunities we offer. 

Your living environment plays an important role in your Michigan Tech experience.  The residence halls are a place to build relationships, learn life skills, and develop your world view. Living on campus brings many benefits. Students are more likely to persist to graduation if they live in residence halls where they build the skills to succeed in life beyond college. Residence Education and Housing Services creates learning opportunities specifically to help students become conscientious and resilient members of society. Our educational priority informs all of our interactions with students from move-in to move-out. It was thoughtfully developed by professional staff members using student development theory and the mission, goals, and values that drive Michigan Tech.

As a resident, you have the opportunity to join others in a cooperative community, provided that you live by a few guidelines and treat others with respect and consideration. Through reading this Living Guide, you can learn ways to make your time on campus safe and enjoyable for you and your peers. If you have any questions about the contents of the Living Guide, please ask your resident assistant or residence education coordinator.

Our Educational Priority

Students will build an inclusive and supportive community. All members will become resilient and conscientious through active engagement in their own progression.

Our Common Language

Community: We live in a world of constant connection, and support from others gives us the security we need to succeed. Interactions across differences lead to innovation and personal growth. Inclusive and supportive communities are built upon mutual respect and consideration of each others’ needs. Members value different lived experiences, communicate openly, and actively include everyone. It requires that all members commit to individual and communal growth.

Resilient:  People encounter many transitions and challenges throughout life. Resilience requires maintaining well-being in order to persevere through obstacles and adapt to change. Resilient individuals take charge of their own lives and advocate for their needs.

Conscientious: People encounter many transitions and challenges throughout life. Resilience requires maintaining well-being in order to persevere through obstacles and adapt to change. Resilient individuals take charge of their own lives and advocate for their needs.