Douglass Houghton Hall (DHH), our smallest residence hall, has about 360 beds available in the three-story structure. It includes primarily double-occupancy rooms but also has a small number of quadruple-occupancy and single occupancy. DHH opened in 1939 and characterizes that time period with its unique architectural details. It features a scenic view of the Keweenaw Waterway and is within a five-minute walk of the water. Its proximity to campus also gives residents quick access to classes and labs. The building's history and inviting layout provide a comfortable living environment that encourages residents to return year after year.
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.
- Open 10AM - 8PM daily
- Check-out items for residents (sports equipment, board games, basic tools, cookware, cleaning supplies, etc.)
- Check-out spare room keys for lost or misplaced room keys
- Mail sorting for Douglass Houghton Hall residents and staff (NOTE: Our staff does NOT actually handle mail delivery/processing; we ONLY sort and log mail as it is dropped off in batches from third-party carriers (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.). Students with packages or oversized items to pick up will receive an email once the items have been logged. Any queries regarding mail delivery to the residence halls can be directed to email@example.com.)
- Contact: 906-487-4650
For the fitness enthusiast, Douglass Houghton Hall has a fitness room well-equipped with aerobic and weight training equipment. All residence hall students can join the Quad Core Fitness Club for a nominal fee.
The Food Hall at Douglass Houghton Hall offers a convenient dining option with tasty menus and innovative food stations. Unlimited meal plans (Silver or Gold) are required for all students living in Wadsworth Hall, Douglass Houghton Hall or McNair Hall. Residents can select an unlimited meal plan during the Housing contract process in HuskyHouse.
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 are conveniently located in Douglass Houghton Hall.
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.
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.
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.
The standard double room measures 12' X 15' and includes two loftable beds, two chests of drawers, two desks, two study chairs, a wastebasket, and carpeting. Each room has either a closet or two armoires. Triple and quad rooms are furnished accordingly. All furniture must remain in your room at all times. To view room measurements and furniture specifications, click here.
Since we do not furnish bed linens, you are encouraged to purchase linens prior to arrival. The standard mattress size is 36" X 80" and extra-long twin sheets fit best. You are responsible for laundering your own linens.
Dimensions are expressed in Height x Width x Depth.
|— 30" x 36" x 22"
|— 30" x 42" x 22"
|— 69" x 86" x 39"
Every room in DHH comes with closet. Dimensions vary.
You are welcome to bring a refrigerator with you, but it must not be larger than 25" wide x 25" deep x 35" high.
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.
A sauna is available for students in Douglass Houghton Hall. Hours for use are posted outside of the sauna.