Douglass Houghton Hall

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Douglass Houghton Hall Information

Building Information


Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH), our smallest residence hall, has about 350 rooms available in the three-story structure. This historic building was constructed in the late 1930s and characterizes that time period with its beautiful architectural details.

Reception Desk Services

  • Mail service for students and staff
  • Check out: sports equipment, board games, basic too kits, kitchen equipment and utensils, vacuums for student use
  • Cash/change exchange up to $20
  • Room key check-out for lost or misplaced room keys
  • Sell meal passes for the dining hall in DHH
  • DHH Desk Phone #906-487-4650


Douglass Houghton Hall has its own dining hall, student lounges, and a reception desk.

Select any of the additional services below for a description and more information.

Game Rooms

The game rooms offer a variety of recreational equipment from pool tables to arcade games. Equipment is provided and may be checked out at the Reception Desks.

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms are conveniently located in Douglass Houghton Hall. Housing & Residential Life provides and maintains washers free of charge for all residents. Dryers are also provided at a cost of twenty-five cents per cycle.

Study Areas

Many areas, specifically designated for studying, are located in Douglass Houghton Hall. A quiet environment is observed there at all times.


Douglass Houghton Hall has a newly renovated kitchenette on the ground floor.

Bike Storage

Residents have the opportunity to store their bikes in hall storage over the winter. Between the damaging weather and snow plows, most students use this free storage option as opposed to hauling their bike home with them over breaks.

Computer Connections & Printing

Computing at Michigan Tech is available in many places and in many ways. Each major has computing facilities with the hardware and software that are available to you through your computing fee.

Many students bring their own desktop or laptop computer. ResTech is Michigan Tech's residence hall network that provides students with high-speed Internet access from the comfort of their rooms. A list of wireless Internet hotzones on campus is also available through RoverNet.

Printers are available for residents to use on campus. For more information visit Residence Hall Printing.

Cable TV

Residence hall rooms have cable TV service provided by Michigan Tech. Included in the channel lineup is the Husky Movie Vision channel, which shows student-selected movies. Premium channels are also available by subscription. For further details, visit Telcom's Television Services page


The average room measures about 12 feet by 15 feet. A typical double room includes a bunk bed or loftable beds, chest of drawers, two desks, two study chairs, waste basket, and carpeting. Triple and quad rooms are furnished accordingly. All furnishings should be treated well and not removed from the room.


You are welcome to bring a refrigerator with you, but it must not be larger than 25" wide x 25" deep x 35" high.

Linens for Bedding

Since we do not furnish bed linens, you are encouraged to purchase linens prior to arrival. The standard mattress size is 36 inches by 80 inches. Extra-long twin sheets fit best. You are responsible for laundering your own linens. You may purchase all of your extra long bedding for residence hall linens online.


A saunas is available for students in Douglass Houghton Hall. Hours for use are posted outside of the sauna.

Room Layout

2-Person DHH Room