Frequently Asked Questions About Michigan Tech
This article was written based on the information and opinions presented by Christine Grotzke, an Associate Director of Admissions at Michigan Technological University, in a CollegeVine livestream. You can watch the full livestream for more info.
- Michigan Tech’s Scholarship Program: Deadline and Requirements
- Campus Life
- Recreational Campus Events
Michigan Tech’s Scholarship Program: Deadline and Requirements
What is the deadline for Michigan Tech’s Scholarship Program?
November 1st is the deadline for Michigan Tech’s top scholarship program. Although you can apply at any point, it is recommended that you do so before that date to be in the running. Michigan Tech’s top scholarships have their own application, but you can also use the Common App. Both are free, and the university does not take one over the other, so fill out whichever is easiest for you.
What do I need to apply for the scholarship?
Michigan Tech will need your high school transcript. If you’re an incoming first-year student, test scores are optional. If you’re coming in as a transfer student, official college transcripts are also needed. An essay isn’t part of the standard application, but the leading scholarship does have an essay.
There are also scholarships that are not competitive for Michigan and non-Michigan residents based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. If you’ve done First Robotics or Army Air Force ROTC, you can see the full listing on the website. The university also gives out need-based awards. It is imperative that you file your FAFSA before December 1st and ensure that your application is also complete by that time to be in the first round of packaging.
How many residence halls are there?
There are four main residence halls, and as a first year, you will have access to three of them—one small, one medium, and one large. Michigan Tech enables you to pick the environment that you want and are most comfortable with.
Wadsworth Hall is the largest residence hall on campus, holding just over 1,300 students. Vibrant, social, and modern, it is a sharp contrast to Douglas Holton Hall, the smallest residence hall, which is festooned with fireplaces and woodwork that give it a comfortable atmosphere. McNair Hall is in between the two in size, and it is open much later for dinner than the other halls are.
Do I get assigned a hall or can I select one?
Michigan Tech enables you to pick which residence hall you want and are the most comfortable with, so if you prefer one hall over the others, you can select to live there. All three residence halls have the option of doubles or suites.
Recreational Campus Events
What programs does Michigan Tech have?
Michigan Tech is a Division-I school for men’s ice hockey, and the other varsity sports are Division II. Many campus events revolve around sporting events. The university also has various popular student organizations, including those for kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, ultimate frisbee, sumo wrestling, and frisbee golf. There’s a community weight room for exercise, which has pilates and yoga sessions regularly. All the equipment for these activities is provided by the school.
What campus activities can I participate in?
One of Michigan Tech’s most popular campus activities is the film board, which turns one of the school’s largest lecture halls into a movie theater every weekend. For just $5, you can get a soda and popcorn and vote with your peers on what movie you want to watch that day.
On Tuesday nights, a popular activity that students engage in is log rolling. Michigan Tech provides practice logs. For beginners, the logs have fins on them so they are safer and rotate slower. As you improve at the activity, you can take the fins off so the log rolls with no slowdowns, the same way that an actual log would.
On the first Friday of classes, Michigan Tech students take part in an activity called K-Day. Students get out at noon and go to a local park where booths are set up for all the student organizations. It’s a great way for you to learn what student organizations are there and for any returning students to see what’s new and different.