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Conferences and Summer Camps

Welcome to Summer Conferences at Michigan Technological University!

Michigan Tech Residence Education and Housing Services offers summer housing for a variety of groups in Hillside Place. Whether you are planning a conference, a camp, or even a family reunion, we encourage you to consider us for your housing needs. 

Michigan Tech is nestled within the picturesque Keweenaw Peninsula in Houghton, Michigan and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Downtown Houghton, Michigan

Downtown Houghton

Minutes from downtown Houghton, guests have ease of access to local pubs and eateries, quaint storefronts and conveniences. Relax and enjoy some time exploring this town's unique history and charming atmosphere during the beautiful UP summer! Catch a movie at the local theater, deep dive into our area's rich history at one of the museums, or go shopping for handcrafted and locally made keepsakes at the numerous shops in the area.

The possibilities are endless! 

Copper Harbor overlook

Here to get away? We got you covered! 

If getting away from it all is more your thing, a short drive up the peninsula will bring you to magnificent overlooks such as Brockway Mountain Drive, practically endless biking and hiking trails and the awe-inspiring Copper Harbor. The highly prized thimbleberries, along with blueberries and raspberries, are abundant in the Keweenaw mid-summer so be sure to stop along the way and find some delicious treats! 

Regardless of your interests, Michigan Tech provides the ideal location to do it all!

Hillside Place outdoor seating area

Lodging Accommodations 

Hillside Place is our newest state of the art residence facility on campus. Each fully furnished suite offers four private bedrooms, two 3/4 bathrooms, kitchenette and living room. Guests will have stunning views of the canal either directly from their rooms or from the lounges located on each floor. 

Each guest of a group reservation will be assigned a single bedroom within a suite. Each room has one extra long twin bed (which will be in a lowered position, not lofted, when guests arrive), one dresser, and Wi-Fi internet access. A maximum of four people from the same conference may be assigned to each suite. 

Linen sets are prepared in each room upon guest arrival. These will include bedding, towels and wash cloths, as well as toilet paper. No other toiletries are provided.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own kitchen utensils if they plan to use the kitchen space. 

Wadsworth Dining Hall entrance


Looking for a nearby location to get some meals during your stay? Look no further than Wadsworth Dining Hall! Our dining facility is happy to provide a wide variety of dining options to you and your guests during your stay. Meals can be purchased in advance during the reservation process. 

Summer Dining Hours: 

  • Monday-Friday
    • Breakfast: 7 - 9 a.m. 
    • Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Dinner: 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • Continental breakfast: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    • Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    • Dinner: 4 - 6 p.m. 


To make a reservation for a conference, the conference coordinator should contact Residence Education and Housing Services at housing@mtu.edu to determine space availability. There is no fee to hold space for a future event or conference. The conference coordinator may request to hold space starting in October for the following summer. 

Reservations can be made for dates between Sunday, May 7, 2023 and Monday, July 31, 2023. Guest reservations must be for a minimum group size of four people and must be a minimum stay of three nights or more to qualify. 

We assign billing to the group's designated conference coordinator. During the reservation process, you will be able to designate this individual and provide billing information. 

Guests can complete their check in at the Wadsworth Front Desk during business hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or at Transportation Services on weekends or weekdays after 4 p.m. Check-out can be completed at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk before 12 noon on the last day of your stay. 

We're confident you will enjoy your time here. 

Looking for Summer Camps for children? Check out Summer Youth Programs.

Apartment Layout