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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Ryan from Linden, MI
  • Jul-18-2014 I am a current student here

    As a student you can ski for free at the mountain about 5min away. They also show movies for free or really cheap almost every weekend.

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  • Student from Midland, MI
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The university offers many opportunities for different activities. There are many varying performers that come to the theater. Also, the Keewenaw has awesome opportunities for adventures to ice caves as well as skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing. When the weather is warm, there are many trails for hiking and biking.

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  • Crystal
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Michigan Tech offers a lot of things to do for fun. In the â??Experience Techâ?? fee thatâ??s part of tuition, students can go to every sporting event, have access to the ski hill, and a lot of other stuff essentially for free. The ski hill, Mont Ripley, is my favorite area. Snowboarders and skiers alike of every skill level can go there and have a blast on the bunny hills, jumps, and, for the daredevils out there, the black and double black diamond runs. Also, there is an Outdoor Adventure Program in which students can rent things, such as kayaks, slack lines, skis, and a lot of other stuff, for cheap. Being situated right next to Portage Lake, there are a bunch of things to do on the water, and in upper downtown, as well as across the bridge in Hancock, there are beaches for people to go swimming or hang out with friends. An annual tradition at Tech is Winter Carnival. The students build snow statues (the main event), have competitions, dance, and do a whole lot of other stuff during this amazing time. The many clubs and organizations at Michigan Tech compete against each other for fun and trophies.

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  • AC
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    running, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, explore the Keweenaw! And there is so much more!

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  • Todd
  • Aug-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Hahahahah, you like skiing? I do, but you can only do that so many days a week. Bars, well there are two bars that you won't get in a fight at. The 1 girl to 20 guys ensures that even looking at someone's women (and they are all someone's women) will get you in a match of words or fists depending on how many drinks you've had to numb the pain of living in Houghton and attending Michigan tech.

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  • Kailey from Houghton, MI
  • Aug-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Michigan Tech is located in the middle of a giant forest. It is not a big city or even a big town, so finding things to do requires you to be adventurous and resourceful. If you love the outdoors Tech is where you want to be. There are hiking and biking trails everywhere. The number of waterfalls nearby is outstanding. Many students will go to the waterfalls in the summer and winter, because for each season they hold a new kind of beauty. There is also the Outdoor Adventure Program which will allow students to rent equipment from bikes to kayaks at a more than fair price. If you don't like the outdoors so much, Tech has options for you too, although this is where you become resourceful. There is a place on campus called the Center for Diversity and Inclusion where you can rent books and movies for FREE, doesn't get better than that as a college student. The University holds movie nights almost every weekend in one of its larger lecture halls. These movies are ones that are out of the theater but not yet able to be rented. There is also a bowling ally on campus that students can use for free. There is also way more to do than I've listed here. These are all just some things that come to mind right away.

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  • Dimitrios from Detroit, MI
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are into sports such as skiing or snowboarding this is a large hill not too far away that you can use along with a golf course. There are plenty of clubs encompassing all interests. Also if you love play video games then you will also fit right in with most of the student population.

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  • Hannah from Grand Haven, MI
  • Jul-09-2013 I am a current student here

    We spent a lot of time playing board games and pool and watching TV, but we're pretty boring. The RAs do a pretty good job of organizing hall activities, from swimming up at the rec center to going to the shooting range or even walking pets borrowed from the local humane society. If you're into winter sports I've heard the ski hill is fun. PE classes are also cool if you can drag yourself up the giant hill to get to them. The MUB (Memorial Union Building) Board brings comedians and other acts in every couple weeks if you're into that (and it's free, which makes it even better). Also hockey. Students get free tickets and I find it even more entertaining than football. It's more fast paced and there's a lot more taunting the opposing team.

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  • Brittany from Clintonville, WI
  • Jul-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Go to sporting events! The hockey games are fun and so are all the other sports like basketball. Get involved! Try broomball; it looks super fun.

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