Thanksgiving Break

All students living in Wadsworth, McNair, DHH, and Hillside are welcome to stay in the residence halls during the Fall Break.  Power and heat will remain on. There is no additional charge to stay.

The reception desks will be closed from 8:00 pm on Friday, November 21, until noon, Sunday, November 30. Mail will be not be delivered during this break. The dining halls will also be closed after dinner on Friday, November 21, and will reopen on Monday, December 2 with breakfast service.

Please read the 2014 fall break memo for more details.

Please register online if you will stay for the entire Thanksgiving Break, if you will leave after Saturday, November 22, or if you will return before Sunday, November 30.  You may register online using the Request to Stay for the Break form online here.

Please keep your Husky Card with you at all times.  The doors will be locked and you will need your Husky Card to access the building where you live.

Fall 2014 Departure Notification

Are you planning to depart from the University at the end of the Fall 2014 semester?  Please notify Housing and Residential Life if you will be departing due to graduation, transfer, withdrawal, study abroad, co-op, or internship.
If you live in on-campus housing, now is the time to go online to complete your notification form if you plan to depart at the end of Fall 2014.

Departing students must complete the online departure notice no later than November 21, 2014 at 5:00pm.  The Fall Departure notification form is online and can be found here.

Your departure reason will be verified with the appropriate department (ie: graduation will be verified with the Registrar, co-op will be verified with Career Services, etc.).  If your reason is verified, you will be released from your housing contract without penalty.  If your reason cannot be verified, you will not be released from your housing contract.

If your departure is approved, you will be contacted by Housing and Residential Life in December with instructions to properly check out and to return any keys.
Residence hall students departing due to co-op, internship, study abroad, withdrawal, or transfer should plan to move out no later than December 20, 2014 at noon.
Residence hall students departing due to graduation are permitted to depart on December 21, 2014 at noon.
Students departing from Daniell Heights and any of the shared houses on East Street for any departure reason should plan to depart on December 21, 2014 at noon.
Please contact Housing and Residential Life, 153 Wadsworth Hall, housing@mtu.edu, or 906-487-2682 if you have any questions.

Portage Lift Bridge Project

The Portage Lift Bridge will be under construction from 2014-2016.  

 Please go online to read details about the upcoming closures.  If you commute to campus from the other side of the bridge (Hancock, Lake Linden, Calumet, etc.), please review the bridge closure schedule.  If you live on the Houghton side, please be aware of the bridge closure in case you plan to use the airport or medical offices at the hospital.

More information is online:

http://www.mtu.edu/bridge-construction/

 You can also read more about this MDOT project here:

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdot/PortageLakeLiftBridgeProjectOverview_457781_7.pdf

Winter Campus Overnight Parking Ban

Effective: November 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015

 

To allow for snow removal, parking is prohibited on campus between 2:00AM and 7:00AM, from November 1 through April 30, except as follows:

  1. In designated parking areas for occupants of University Housing.
  2. Employees working on an assigned shift and parking in assigned overnight parking spaces.
  3. Anyone issued a special overnight parking permit by Public Safety & Police Services or Transportation Services.

This regulation is in effect regardless of the amount of snow on the ground.

VEHICLES VIOLATING THIS REGULATION WILL BE TICKETED AND MAY BE TOWED AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE.

Any questions regarding the winter campus  overnight parking regulation? – Contact Public Safety & Police Services at 487-2216 or Transportation Services at 487-1441.

Maintenance Request

Do you have a sticky lock or a squeaky door? Did your light bulb burn out? Did you notice something in your building or apartment that needs to be repaired? Please fill out an online repair request form for assistance. Facilities staff will respond during the following business days. The form is available here.
If you need urgent assistance (complete lack of heat, complete lack of
water, water is flowing and will not stop, no electricity), please call the
DUTY phone for immediate help! 906-487-3889

Wifi Upgrade Coming to the Residence Halls

A blog post from IT -

IT to deploy nearly 700 wireless access points in residence halls

In response to residence hall student concerns and the growing need for wireless coverage, over the summer IT hired a consulting firm to survey all the Michigan Tech campus for wireless coverage.  The result is an ambitious project to install nearly 700 new access points in Wadsworth Hall, McNair Hall, Douglass Houghton Hall, and Hillside Place. The project kicked off on August 4, 2014 with contractors installing raceway and patch cables in nearly every other room in the halls. This project is ongoing and expected to be completed in early fall semester.

To follow the status of the upgrades, please visit IT’s Wireless Project Status Page

Follow Michigan Tech IT on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MichiganTechIT) or Twitter (@MichiganTechIT) for updates.

Upcoming Residential Dining Schedule

The Wadsworth Hall Dining Center will be closed Monday, Aug. 4, to Saturday, Aug. 16. During this closure, summer meals will be available in the McNair Dining Hall. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available. Wadsworth Dining will be reopening Sunday, August 17, for incoming groups. McNair Hall will reopen Saturday, August 23, and DHH Dining will reopen Monday, August 25, for Orientation.