Residence Education and Housing Services

217 East Street Houghton, MI 49931

The front of the house.

 This is the front of the house.

Another view of the front of the house.

 Another view of the front of the house with the parking lot.

The back yard of the house

 This is the back of the house.

The living room

 This is the living room.

Another view of the living room

 Another view of the living room.

Another living room view

 Another view of the living room.

The dining room

 This is the dining room.

Another view of the dining room

 Another view of the dining room.

The kitchen

 This is the kitchen.

Another view of the kitchen

 Another view of the kitchen.

More of the kitchen

 The view of the kitchen from the back door.

The bathroom

 This is bathroom #1 on the first floor.

A hallway

 This is hallway on the second floor.

Another bathroom

 This is the second bathroom located on the second floor.

A bedroom

 This is bedroom #1 on the first floor.

A bedroom

 Another view of bedroom #1.

A bedroom

 This is bedroom #2 on the second floor.

A bedroom

 This is bedroom #3 on the second floor.

A bedroom

 Another view of bedroom #3.

A bedroom

 This is bedroom #4 on the second floor.

A bedroom

 Another view of bedroom #4.

A bedroom

Another view of bedroom #4.

The upstairs hallway

 This is the hallway on the third floor.

A bedroom

 This is bedroom #5 on the third floor.

A bedroom

 This bedroom #6.

Welcome to Vivian House, part of graduate student housing operated by Residence Education and Housing Services at Michigan Technological University.

Located at 217 East Street, Vivian House offers you the convenience of being close to campus for the ease of going to your graduate office, research lab, and classes. Utilities such as cable, internet, phone, heat, water, refuse, sewer, electricity, and laundry are all included in your monthly rent.

Vivian House sleeps seven female students in five single bedrooms and one shared double occupancy bedroom. Each student will have in their bedroom an extra long twin bed, chest of drawers, desk, desk chair, and trash can.

The house offers a newly renovated (spring 2013) kitchen, dining room with table and chairs, updated bathrooms (summer 2013), new blinds (summer 2013) and furnished living room with television.
Entrance to the house is controlled by a punch code and each bedroom has a keyed locking door.

Furnishings - Bedroom

Each student has an extra long (80”) twin bed, chest of drawers, desk, desk chair, and wastebasket. A wardrobe (bedroom 4), in-room closet (bedrooms 1,2,3), hall-closet (bedrooms 5,6) are also provided.

Furnishings - Common Living Area

The common living areas provide:

  • living room - television, soft seating (one couch and two chairs, and two end tables with lamps)
  • dining area - table with chairs
  • kitchen - refrigerator, microwave, electric cooktop, and electric oven

Internet

Internet is included in your monthly rent and is provided by Michigan Tech Information Technology. The internet connection is a wireless connection only. You will be able to connect using your ISO username and password.

Cable

Cable is included in your monthly rent and is provided by Michigan Tech Information Technology. A television is provided to the house in the common living space for your convenience.

Phone

There is one phone provided in the common living area of the house.

Meal Plans

Meal plans are not required for students living in Vivian House. If you are interested in exploring your on-campus meal options, please visit Dining Services.

Parking

The garage of the house is used by the University and is not available for storage or vehicles. Therefore, parking is not available at the house as it must be kept clear for University access to the garage. Parking permits are available in residential lots. Please visit Transportation Services located in the Administration Building Room 100 for more information.

Rates

Monthly rates in Vivian House located 217 East Street for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 are as follows:

  • Bedroom 1 - single occupancy - $533
  • Bedroom 2 - single occupancy - $533
  • Bedroom 3 - single occupancy - $533
  • Bedroom 4 - single occupancy - $533
  • Bedroom 5 - single occupancy - $533
  • Bedroom 6 - single occupancy - $583

House Description

217 East Street is a three story house with an additional basement. When you enter on the first floor, there are stairs immediately to the right to go upstairs to the second and third floor or to the unfinished basement where there is on-site laundry. To the left, you can circulate clockwise through the living room (16' x 13'10"), dining room (16'1" x 13'4.5"), and kitchen (6'1" x 20'1.5"). When you enter the kitchen, there is a bathroom (7'10" x 6'6") on the left and an exit to the back porch (6'11" x 5'9"). If you turn to the right, you will be back at the main entrance.

When you go up the stairs, there are four bedrooms (11'4" x 10'10"), (9'8" x 12'10"), (9'8" x 11'9"), (10'10
 x 7'7") on the second floor with one bathroom (7'6" x 5'3"). On the third floor there are two bedrooms (13'6" x 12'6"), (8'3.5" x 15'2"). There is not a bathroom on the third floor.

View a copy of this house's floor plan.

Storage

Storage is not available in the house during the summer months or at other times when the student does not have an active contract. However, during an active contract, limited storage is available in the house basement.