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International Clubs and Organizations

Other Tech's organizations may be found on the Student Affair's Student Organization

Information Web site.

Tech Traditions

  • The Parade of Nations celebrates diversity with a day-long event of ethnic food, culture, music, and dance.

  • Items of interest include the Cross-Cultural Exchange Program, Sports Night, Malaysia Night, Chinese Spring Festival, and Diwali Dinner.

  • At K-Day, classes are cancelled for an afternoon in the fall so that students, faculty, and staff can celebrate the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula with a picnic on the shores of Lake Superior.

  • The Huskies have built a strong tradition of excellence in the University's men's and women's varsity athletic programs. Men's teams include basketball, cross-country, football, ice hockey, tennis, track, Nordic skiing, and cheerleading. The University sponsors women's programs in basketball, tennis, track, volleyball, cheerleading, Nordic skiing, and cross-country.

  • Few homecoming festivities on other campuses can rival Michigan Tech's for all-around fun. Besides the usual queen coronation and football game, there is a Hobo Parade featuring cars that can barely run, thanks to some customizing by the students. Other activities include bed races, human pyramid, and tug-of-war challenges; a tailgate party before the big game; and professional entertainment.

  • Winter Carnival began in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation. It features huge snow statues on and off campus; a home ice hockey series; men's and women's varsity basketball; skits, broomball, and other sports; sleigh rides; a queen; and more midwinter fun than you'd think was possible! Winter Carnival is usually held in late January to early February with students getting two days off from classes.


Staying active

The Student Development Complex contains a gymnasium, running and walking track, weight room, pro shop, handball and racquetball courts, swimming and diving pools, and an ice arena. The Gates Tennis Center features indoor courts and a pro shop for tennis enthusiasts.

MTU's challenging eighteen-hole Portage Lake Golf Course is perfect for summer fun, and the University's Mont Ripley Ski Hill is great for winter fun, thanks to annual snowfalls in excess of 200 inches. MTU also has excellent cross-country ski trails.

Interested in the Arts? The Walker Arts and Humanities Center provides excellent facilities for music, drama, photography, video production, and drawing and painting.

MTU also brings a great variety of Special events to the Keweenaw each academic year. National and international touring theater and dance companies, orchestras, and various other music ensembles grace the Keweenaw. The Van Evera and Bosch Lecture Series feature speakers on current issues.

Last Updated: 24-Mar-2009