Michigan Tech Standard Language

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A quick reference to standard descriptions and word usage for University information for both digital and print venues.    

Michigan Tech Abbreviation

Use Michigan Technological University on first reference. After that, use Michigan Tech or shorten to Tech or MTU on and after the third reference. Do not use "Michigan Tech University." It leads to "technical college" misconceptions. This applies to all University references, including email, letters, forms, phone messages, signs, advertising, and apparel.

About Michigan Tech—Digital

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan. The University offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and is home to more than 6,800 students.

About Michigan Tech—Print

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 6,800 students from 60 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, the University offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.

About Houghton

The area's waters, forests, and snowfall (200+ inches annually) offer skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, and paddling. Historic downtown Houghton is active with locally owned shops, eateries, high-tech companies, music festivals, and parades. We embrace our size, climate, sense of adventure, and originality. Michigan Tech wouldn't be the same anywhere else on Earth—and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Commencement

They are referred to as Spring Commencement and Midyear Commencement. Don't capitalize commencement in the general sense.

Husky or Huskies

We are the Michigan Tech Huskies. We have Husky Spirit and the Huskies Pep Band is amazing.

Student ID Number

Michigan Tech ID numbers are referred to as the M number.