About the Keweenaw
Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, on Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula. Houghton, rated the third-safest college town in the nation and the safest in Michigan, is part of the Houghton-Hancock twin cities with approximately 12,000 residents. Michigan Tech's 7,000 students from many states and foreign countries make the area a vibrant, multicultural community.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is a quite temperate, averaging in the low- to mid-twenties (Fahrenheit) in the winter and mid- to high-seventies in the summer. Winter brings more than 200 inches of snow, where summer is generally sunny. Expansive waters and forests provide students, faculty, and staff unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as kayaking on Lake Superior, backpacking and hiking, camping, boating, mountain biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, golfing, and skiing. The University owns an eighteen-hole golf course, as well as downhill and cross-country ski areas. The area also has several live performance venues including Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the historic Calumet Theater.