Hosting a Visiting Scholar

The opportunity to conduct research at Michigan Technological University provides exposure to a university community of scholars as diverse as the educational and research experiences they are able to provide. Michigan Tech strives to improve the world through interdisciplinary endeavors that span engineering, sciences and arts, technology, forestry, and business. We prepare our graduates, faculty and staff to make significant and meaningful contributions to a global, multicultural society. We consider the most important measure of our success to be the achievements of our faculty and students.

When hosting a visiting scholar, the following should be coordinated to meet the needs of the scholar:

  • If an international scholar, International Programs and Services (IPS) should be the first contact prior to the scholar’s arrival. Please provide information as soon as possible to IPS (7-2813) who will assist with establishing a Michigan Tech ID number and Michigan Tech e-mail account. If not international, the hosting department will assist the scholar.
    • In order to obtain a Michigan Tech Express ID card, the scholar will need to visit the Tech Express office once they arrive on campus.

Please remember when hosting a visiting scholar, they may require the following:

  • Office space, a telephone and computer access
  • Department tour
  • Campus tour - Admissions
  • Library tour (call 7-2500 to schedule)

Other Information
The visiting scholar may ask for help with some personal items, such as housing, health insurance, banking or transportation and networking with campus international groups. The following may help you provide them with some of that information:

Short-term housing information
Daniell Heights Apartments

Driver’s License
Secretary of State
902 Razorback Dr
Houghton, MI 49931
(888) 767-6424
Hours: M,T,Th,F 9AM - 5PM (Closed M,T,Th,F 12:30-1:30 )
Wed 11AM - 7PM (Closed Wed 2:30-3:30 )

Social Security Card
United States Government Social Security Administration
902 Razorback Dr # 3
Houghton, MI 49931-2802
(906) 482-9656

Health Insurance
Michigan Tech Student Health Insurance Office

Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
For information about local banks, transportation options, health care providers and schools please check out the Chamber of Commerce website.