Summer Programs—Guest Amenities

Summer Programs Guest Amenities Information

Internet Access

Free high speed wireless Internet service is available in all adult guest rooms. Adult guests who bring laptops may use the wireless Internet in the privacy of their room. Guests may also access the Internet wirelessly in several hot zones throughout the residence halls and the campus.

Campus Internet services are supported by Information Technology. Information Technology is available to assist you by calling (906) 487-1111 or emailing it-help@mtu.edu.

Dining Services

For summer youth program guests, dining services are conveniently provided within the residence halls. Dining services will operate daily.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday

  • Breakfast 7AM to 9AM
  • Lunch 11AM to 1PM
  • Dinner 4PM to 6PM

Saturday through Sunday

  • Breakfast 10AM to 11AM
  • Lunch 11AM to 1PM
  • Dinner 4PM to 6PM

Meal Rates

Summer Participant Rates

  • Breakfast $8.00
  • Lunch $8.00
  • Dinner $8.00

Additional Guest Passes

  • Breakfast $12.95 plus tax
  • Lunch $12.95 plus tax
  • Dinner $12.95 plus tax

Fitness Center

Each residence hall has a fitness center that is available twenty-four hours each day. Both aerobic and weight training equipment stations are available in the fitness center. The fitness center is available for guests who are over the age of eighteen to use. Guests must purchase a Quad Core Fitness Club access pass.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry facilities are available in the residence halls for all guests to use. Washing machines are free to use; Using the dryers costs $.25 per cycle and each cycle lasts 10 minutes. Guests will need to bring their own laundry detergent and fabric softener.

Linens and Towels

All rooms are provided with fresh linens and towels when guests check in. Fresh linens and towels are available for exchange from the reception desk during the hours of 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

Guests who are staying in standard rooms or suite style rooms who choose to bring their own sheets will need to bring twin extra long sheets to fit mattresses 36 inches by 80 inches.

The reception desk may be able to provide extra pillows and blankets to guests that request them. Extra pillows and blankets are available on a limited basis.

Meeting Rooms

Guests who are residing on the Michigan Tech campus may request to use meeting rooms free of charge. There are multiple rooms available throughout the residence halls. Rooms should be requested in advance to guarantee room availability. Meeting room reservations for guests can be made by calling (906) 487-2682 or by emailing housing@mtu.edu

Keys/Keycard

Normal Business Hours

Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk 906-487-4600

 

Outside Business Hours

Public Safety and Police Services

206 MacInnes Drive

Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

Ph: 906-487-2216

Parking

Parking is available for a fee. Parking permits can be purchased through Transportation Services.

Refrigerators

Refrigerators are provided free of charge for guests who are staying in suite style and motel suite style rooms.

Guests who are staying in standard rooms may choose to bring a refrigerator with them, but the refrigerator must not be larger than 25 inches deep by 35 inches tall.

Safety

All summer program participants are required to have an identification card while residing at Michigan Tech. Participants must keep their identification card with them at all times. A small fee is charged for the identification card. This card is also used for building access.

To ensure campus safety, the Department of Public Safety and Police Services is staffed twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week by certified law enforcement officers and dispatchers. Video surveillance is monitored by officers at DPSPS. In a non-emergency situation, DPSPS can be contacted by dialing (906) 487-2216. In case of emergency, dial 911.

Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety and Police Services at Michigan Tech is staffed by trained, certified state of Michigan police officers who have full law enforcement authority (including the power of arrest) throughout Houghton County.  The department is staffed and operates twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.

Public Safety and Police Services

206 MacInnes Drive

Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

Ph: 906-487-2216

Health Services

Health Services Students have immediate access to health care services at the UP Health System University Center clinic, which is attached to the Student Development Complex. The clinic has student walk-in hours every weekday in the morning and afternoon. Immediate care is also available at UP Health System Express Care on Sharon Avenue, less than three miles from campus. Emergency services are available at the UP Health System Emergency Department in Hancock. Click here to learn more.

Tobacco and E-Cigarette Free Initiative

Michigan Tech is committed to providing a healthy, safe and clean campus community. For this reason, the University has gone Tobacco Free, Smoke Free and Vapor Free. The use of all tobacco products and vapor e-cigarettes is prohibited on all Michigan Tech-owned or leased properties. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to respect this policy and help us create a healthier campus.

University Images/Campus Bookstore

University Images

Located in the Student Development Complex
January - June Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

July - December Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Campus Bookstore

Located in the Memorial Union Building
Summer and University Breaks Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Area Attractions

Whether you are planning your vacation or are already in our beautiful area, the Keweenaw app can help you get the most out of your Copper Country visit. Get turn-by-turn directions, browse lodging properties and restaurants, explore different attractions, stay up to date on events going on around the area and much more!

No internet access is needed after the initial download so you have access to all the information in the most remote locations. Visit the iPhone app or Google Play store and search 'Keweenaw' to download.

Community Resources

Transportation

Michigan Tech is conveniently located within the city of Houghton, Michigan. Stores and Restaurants are within walking distance from campus. The City of Houghton operates a bus route with convenient stops on campus and in town. For more information regarding route times, bus stop locations, and pricing, please refer to their website: http://www.cityofhoughton.com/info-transit.php

Michigan Tech has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area.  To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away.  When you’re done, return the car to the reserved Zipcar parking space in front of the Memorial Union Building or in Lot 15W at the front of Wadsworth Hall. Click here to get started.
Cab Service - Checker Transport: 906-451-4050
Persons needing assistance dealing with vehicle problems can contact Transportation Services at 487-1441 for help during normal office hours.  We provide assistance with flat tires, running out of gas, and dead car batteries at no charge.  For other problems, we can assist you in contacting the appropriate services depending on your needs.
Local Businesses, Services, and Activities

The Keweenaw has many locations for dining, shopping and entertainment. Listings and descriptions of these locations and activities can be found on the Student Resource Guide webpage.

Banking

Life doesn't just happen on semester breaks. Whether you're dealing with paychecks, financial aid, or just a cash pick-me-up from mom and dad, having a local bank account will help you manage your finances. There are a number of banks and credit unions in the area, several with ATMs on or near campus.

Wells Fargo
600 Shelden Avenue, Houghton
906-482-5500
1303 College Avenue, Houghton
906-487-5850

FirstMerit Bank*
901 West Sharon Avenue, Houghton
906-482-8562

400 Quincy Street, Hancock
906-482-6002

Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union*
700 East Sharon Avenue, Houghton
906-482-5005

Superior National Bank
Econo Foods
1000 West Sharon Avenue, Houghton
906-482-0404 ext. 2270

Ridgecrest Plaza
960 Razorback Drive, Houghton
906-483-4850
235 Quincy Street, Hancock
906-482-0404

Miners State Bank
1203 Ridge Road, Houghton
906-482-5131
49011 N. Royce Road, Hancock
906-482-7227

Range Bank
48345 Hwy M26, Houghton
906-487-9680

River Valley Bank
19795 Sharon Avenue, Houghton
906-482-4646

*ATM located on Michigan Tech's campus