Category Archives: Events

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:

 You can also read more about this MDOT project here:

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.


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

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 ( 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.

Fall 2014 Housing

All new and current students are welcome to arrive on Saturday, August 23 at noon to the residence halls.  This is the first date that the residence halls will be open for the Fall 2014 semester.  New students will pick up keys to their rooms along with their orientation materials.  Current returning students will be able to pick up their room keys at the reception desk of the building where they will live.  Wadsworth Hall students will go to the Wadsworth Hall reception desk.  DHH students will go to the DHH reception desk.  McNair Hall and Hillside Place students will go to the McNair Hall reception desk.
When will I get my room assignment for Fall?  Great question!  All students will be able to log in to your MyMichiganTech online account by August 1 to see information about your room and roommate assignment.
Need help regarding on-campus housing?  Please feel free to send us an email at, or call us at 906-487-2682, or come see us in the office at 153 Wadsworth Hall.  We are open for the summer from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.


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:
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