Category Archives: Events

Cable Outage Brings New System

On Thursday July 28, Michigan Tech IT is transitioning to a new cable TV provider.  During the switch over, your TV may not receive any channels for a period of time as things are switched.
Once this switch is made, you’ll need to “re-scan” for channels on your TV.
Every TV is different, but generally you go into a setup menu, channel setup and there is an option to scan for channels.  The new channel lineup is located at www.it.mtu.edu/cabletv
Other new features such as streaming to devices will be enabled in the coming weeks.  We will let you know when they are ready.
If you have any issues, please contact it-help@mtu.edu or 7-1111.

Daniell Heights Parking Lot Painting/Sweeping – June 7 & 8

Facilities Management and Transportation Services will be sweeping and painting ALL of the Daniell Heights parking lots/areas & thus it is extremely important that you have your vehicle moved out of Daniell Heights prior to the clean-up start (before 7am on Tuesday, June 7, 2016).

Please read the following notice and plan accordingly.

Please mark your calendar now! We are planning to sweep & paint all the parking spaces in the Daniell Heights parking lots/areas on Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8.

All residents in Upper Heights should move vehicles to commuter lot 32 (to the south of St. Albert church) or 23 (to the east of the Gates Tennis Center) before 7am on Tuesday, June 7. Residents may return vehicles back to the Heights as soon as painting is complete.

All residents in Lower Heights should move vehicles to commuter lot 32 (to the south of St. Albert church) or 23 (to the east of the Gates Tennis Center) before 7am on Wednesday, June 8. Residents may return vehicles back to lower Heights as soon as painting is complete.

All vehicles must be returned to your regularly assigned lot/area no later than 5pm on Wednesday, June 8.

Any vehicles not moved will be towed at the owner’s expense on June 7 and/or June 8. Please make sure you alert all guests to move vehicles as well. Please mark your calendar now. If you will be/are out of town and not at home in Daniell Heights on June 7 and 8, please make an arrangement with a friend you trust to move your vehicle for you. You may also contact Transportation Services (at 906-487-1441) for parking guidance or any other questions.

In the event of inclement weather (such as rain), the sweeping/painting may be rescheduled for a later day, and advanced notice will again be sent out.

We hope this advance notice will help you with your planning and help the University to keep the lots looking their best.

Thank you – Transportation Services

Summer Shuttle Schedule

Transportation Services Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the summer semester beginning Monday, May 2.  The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and through both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights, stopping at the bus shelters. Additionally, the shuttle services the Lake Shore Center at the top of the hour.  The summer semester shuttle bus schedule can be viewed at http://www.mtu.edu/facilities/parking/campus-maps/Shuttle%20Service.pdf .

For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angie Kolehmainen at 7-3288 or amkolehm@mtu.edu.

City of Houghton Updated Summer Shuttle Schedule

As of May 2, 2016, the City of Houghton will be operating their summer shuttle schedule.  They will be running the on-demand service Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please call 482-6092 to make a reservation.  They will also be running the downtowner shuttle service Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please see the link below for more information and rates.

http://www.cityofhoughton.com/documents/Transit_May-August_Schedule.pdf

Summer Housing in Wadsworth Hall

Are you taking classes this summer? Would you like a great summer getaway from your home and enjoy an amazing summer in the Keweenaw? If so, stay in Wadsworth Hall this summer. Living on-campus means you can get to class by just crossing the road! Our special summer getaway package includes:

  • Wireless Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Quad Core Fitness Club Access (for an additional fee)
  • Reception Desk Services for your mail and other items
  • Unlimited Meals – INCLUDED!

So what are you waiting for? Swing into Housing & Residential life and sign-up for summer housing today!

 

Single Room Rates:

Single Track – $1,995

Both Track A & B – $3,990

 

Double Room Rates:

Single Track – $1,715

Both Track A & B – $3,430

Summer School Housing Available

Will you be enrolled in summer school classes for summer 2016?  Current students may come to Housing, 153 Wadsworth, to complete a summer school housing application in April.  New students who have never attended Michigan Tech may apply online in their MyMichiganTech account for summer housing.
Students are currently scheduled to live in Wadsworth Hall during summer 2016 classes.
You can select to live in on campus housing for Track A, Track B or for the full summer.  An unlimited meal plan is included in the cost.  (There are no dining dollars or guest passes included in the meal plan.)  A double occupancy room for Track A or B will cost $1715 per track session.  The total cost of a double occupancy room for the full summer is $3430.
If you have questions, please email housing@mtu.edu for assistance.

Have you tried SCOLA?

Have you tried SCOLA?
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  • SCOLA works with 160 countries including 200 languages
  • People & Places features over 31,000 photos from 84 countries
  • Foreign Text has 200 recurring newspaper and magazine publications with over 70 languages
  • Learning Objects presents 20 languages with transcriptions, vocabulary word glossary & video clips: Mini-language lessons
  • Insta-Class has 52 languages with quizzes & vocabulary words
  • On The Street Videos offer 7,000+ ‘everyday’ videos from 90 countries spoken informally in their native language celebrating family traditions, sports, ceremonies, sharing recipes & more
  • Our Video Editor allows you to create your own size video from any video
  • Specialized Word & Video Search has 150,000 native words
  • Country Overview Videos has unique travelogue-style videos & introductory level language lessons
  • International Radio presents 29 languages from 20 countries
  • Savoir Vivre is a global adventure in culture. Travel the world. Discover its people. Explore new lifestyles. No passport needed
  • Add SCOLA Mobile App to your iPhone, iPad or Android Device
  • World TV Online provides 24/7 broadcast programming from all areas of our world
    • Channel 1: European
    • Channel 2: Spanish & Portuguese
    • Channel 3: Mandarin Chinese
    • Channel 4: Asian
    • Channel 5: African
    • Channel 6: Middle East
    • Channel 7: Southeast Asia-Far East
    • Channel 8: Eurasia

Repair Requests

Squeeky door?  Sticky lock?  If you need a repair in your residence hall room, or if yo unotice something that needs repair anywhere on campus, please complete an online repair request form.  This form is submitted to our Facilities staff who perform repairs Monday through Friday during business hours.
If you have an emergency and need urgent attention that cannot wait (no power, no heat, running water that will not stop) please call the DUTY phone for immediate assistance:  906-487-3889 or 906-487-DUTY.

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

Repairs?

Do you have a sticky door lock or a squeaky door? Did your light bulb burn
out? Did you notice something in your hall or 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 here: http://www.mtu.edu/facilities/maintenance/requests/
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