Winter Carnival

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Michigan Technological University's Winter Carnival is an annual celebration that takes place every winter in Houghton, Michigan. It is a time to celebrate the large amounts of snowfall Michigan's Upper Peninsula receives each winter. Winter Carnival is characterized by snow statues, outdoor games, and many student activities.

Save the date: February 5–8, 2020

Discover what Shines from Prehistoric Times

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Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation. Featuring dozens of huge, intricate snow statues all around campus and the community, this event also brings together students to participate in broomball, comedy skits, sleigh rides, a queen coronation, and lots of winter fun.

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Winter Carnival Statue Winners 2019

"Years of Innovation STEM from this Snowy Situation" take shape on the Michigan Tech campus. Once again this year there were three divisions in the month-long competition—men, women and co-ed. Prizes were awarded to the top three statues in each division. The top three scores among all the statues were placed in the “Overall Month Long” section.