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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Big Pete
  • Nov-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Enjoy the outdoors - Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Fishing, Camping.

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  • brianna from shelby township, mi
  • May-10-2016 I am a current student here

    michigan tech is actually located within the keweenaw peninsula so outdoors wise there is a ton to do including: hiking/biking/cross country skiing/snowmobiling/snowshoeing the tech trails or mont ripley our ski/snowboard hill, mount bohemia is close by another ski hill as well as the porcupine mountains or copper harbor. in the summer a lot of students will spend a lot of time outside on the beautiful beaches of lake superior. michigan tech is located along the portage canal which leads into lake superior 10-15 minutes down the road. the community is basically tech students with a few "yoopers" thrown in for moral support. the campus population is roughly 7,000 where as the city of houghton is roughly 8,000. in the winter the true north really shows from all our winter activities we actually even have winter carnival where many of our students create huge snow statues or participate in the copper dog 150 sled race or see who can grow the best beard. we definitely know how to have fun. in the area there are a lot of gaming businesses as well as outdoorsy businesses, not to mention we have over 200 student ran organizations too keep you busy.

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  • Helen from Kingsley, MI
  • Mar-14-2016 I am a current student here

    Get outside! The Keweenaw is great for hiking, we have some renowned mountain biking trails, and in the winter your tuition includes a free season's pass to the ski hill across the river. Snow shoeing is also great for the colder seasons and the parking lot has a section for snowmobiles. If you're not as fond of the outdoors, there are always events on campus, many related to entrepreneurship, various sciences, coding, or video games.

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  • Sabrina from Coldwater, MI
  • Dec-26-2015 I am a current student here

    The main reason why I chose this university was because of its location. Nothing can really beat being in the U.P., especially the Keewenaw Peninsula. There are so many places to explore here. There are also a lot of games to attend, especially hockey. There are so many other activities hosted by organizations and the school that it would take forever to list so I recommend checking out their website!

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  • Emma from Madison, WI
  • Mar-02-2015 I am a current student here

    To enjoy Tech, you have to love snow. On average, we get over 200 inches per year and it's snowing on most days. Tech has some amazing cross-country ski trails and its own ski hill, Mont Ripley. We also have a huge yearly festival called Winter Carnival. Student organizations build enormous snow statues and compete in various winter events, including broomball. Broomball is an odd version of hockey, played with no skates and using a broom and ball instead of a stick and puck. It's hilarious to watch and even more fun to play. Tech is also proud of its nerd culture so you can find all kinds of nerdier pursuits when it's too cold to be outside. There are always people willing to play D&D, talk about Star Trek or debate the latest Game of Thrones episode. If you're more interested in social activities, Greek life can be a great way to go.

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  • Elise from Allegan, MI
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The Keweenaw is limitless in possibilities for exploration. There's Frieda, Red Ridge Dam, Breakers, McClain State Park, Calumet Waterworks--all of which require a little bit of driving before you can explore them. If you're going to stay on campus, there's Frisbockey in the fall, Oozeball, Broomball, various intramural sports, tons of clubs (which you can see at K-Day in the fall). Or you could round up some people and head up to the SDC and play Wallyball.

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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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