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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 on and after the third reference. Do not use "Michigan Tech University." It leads to "technical college" misconceptions. MTU is only acceptable for Athletics. 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, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

About Michigan Tech—Print

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

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.