Michigan Technological University is in Houghton, MI. It is home to around 8,000 students (undergraduate and graduate combined) and full of special events, organizations, and other activities.
K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is celebrated on the first Friday of the fall semester. Located at Chassell Centennial Park, students can participate in games and other activities, as well as get to know the organizations and clubs on campus.
Michigan Tech celebrates Homecoming every fall semester. Not only is there a football game, but there are numerous events for student organizations to participate in, including a cardboard boat race and other challenges.
Parade of Nations
Each fall, Michigan Tech hosts the community-wide event, the Parade of Nations. The event promotes worldwide culture and national awareness through a parade and multicultural festival. Source: mtu.edu.
Winter Carnival is an annual tradition of Michigan Tech. Since it is one of the snowiest campuses in the country, Winter Carnival is a great opportunity to have some fun in the snow! One of the most well-known events is statue building, in which students build giant snow sculptures over the course of several weeks. There is also an option to create a statue in one night (this night is called All-Nighter). There are many more events taking place during the 4-day celebration, like hockey and broomball games, the crowning of a Winter Carnival queen, and skits.