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1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton , Michigan 49931-1295

Disability Resource Office

Student Disability Services
Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295
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About Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University, located in the charming town of Houghton, Michigan, is a renowned public university that prides itself on its excellence in education, cutting-edge research opportunities, and warm and welcoming community. With its picturesque campus surrounded by the natural beauty of the Upper Peninsula, Michigan Tech offers a truly unique college experience.

Founded in 1885, Michigan Tech has a long-standing tradition of preparing students for successful careers in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. As a leading technological university, it offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including engineering, business, computer science, forestry, and environmental studies, to name just a few. Students at Michigan Tech can choose from over 120 academic programs, ensuring that they find their passion and receive a well-rounded education in their chosen field.

One outstanding feature of Michigan Tech is its commitment to hands-on learning and practical experience. The university is home to state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities where students have the opportunity to work alongside leading experts in their respective fields. Whether it’s conducting experiments in their field of study, participating in cutting-edge research projects, or interning at top companies, Michigan Tech students are provided with invaluable real-world experience that sets them apart from their peers.

Beyond its academic achievements, Michigan Tech is renowned for its tight-knit and inclusive community. With a relatively small student population, students at the university can enjoy a personalized and supportive learning environment. Professors are not only dedicated to teaching but also genuinely invested in the success of their students, fostering close relationships that extend beyond the classroom. The university also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations that cater to diverse interests and passions, ensuring that students have a well-balanced and fulfilling college experience.

Located in Houghton, Michigan Tech benefits from its idyllic surroundings. Nestled among the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Upper Peninsula, students have access to an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. From hiking and camping in the beautiful Porcupine Mountains to skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Mont Ripley Ski Resort, there is always something adventurous and exciting to do. The vibrant town of Houghton is known for its friendly locals, unique shops, delicious restaurants, and vibrant cultural events. With its close-knit community and stunning natural surroundings, Michigan Tech offers an exceptional quality of life for its students.

In conclusion, Michigan Technological University stands as an exceptional institution of higher education. From its comprehensive academic programs to its commitment to experiential learning, the university equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers. The close-knit and supportive community, combined with the stunning natural beauty of the Upper Peninsula, make Michigan Tech an ideal destination for those seeking a transformative college experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Exam Accomodations
  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

    Services Provided

    • Residence Hall Accommodations
    • Priority Enrollment
    • Reduced courseload
    • Medical leave
    • Degree Curriculum Substitutions

    Campus Accessibility

    Accessible Level

    • Mental Health Support Services
    • The library(ies)
    • Institution Online Platforms
    • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
    • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
    • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
    • Entertainment and Event Facilities
    • On-Campus Transit
    • Close Off-Campus Transit
    • Student Housing
    • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
    • Student Health Services

    Services Provided

      • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
      • Service and Emotional Support Animals
      • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations
      • Study Abroad Program Accommodations