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Transportation Information

You must arrange for your transportation to and from campus. We recommend that all participants bring our contact information while traveling so that we can be notified of any delays.

By Summer Youth Programs Charter Bus

We provide charter bus transportation to participants throughout the state of Michigan. Our busses are chaperoned and come equipped with bathrooms and movies to watch during the ride. This can be a great way for you to meet other students before arriving on campus.

Participants are picked up on Saturday evenings and travel through the night to get to campus on Sunday morning. Likewise, at the end of the week, students depart from campus on Friday evening and arrive home on Saturday morning. If you choose to take the charter bus, you will receive pick-up and drop-off locations and times from our office prior to the start of the program. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and priority will be given to round-trip riders.

Stops for 2019 are still being set, and will be announced in late 2018.

You may choose to be picked up and dropped off at different locations and still qualify for a round-trip. All pricing includes a $25 non-refundable deposit. After June 1st there are no refunds.

Charter transportation requests are not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from the Summer Youth Programs office. If you request a seat after we have reached full capacity, you will receive a full refund of any transportation fees paid (including the non-refundable $25 deposit).

The Summer Youth Programs charter bus is a service that we are happy to offer to students each year. In the event that a bus has insufficient ridership, we reserve the right to cancel the route; you will receive a full refund of any bus payments made. Cancellation notice will be given by no less than three weeks before the start of your program.

By Car

Many students choose to drive to campus with their families or friends. Students arriving by car can be dropped off at the front entrance of Wadsworth Hall to check in - afterward, families may drive their car behind Wadsworth to unload luggage.

Live-in participants who drive themselves to the program will receive details about where to park when they arrive. You will not be permitted to drive while attending Summer Youth Programs, and you will be required to purchase a week-long parking pass upon arrival. You will be asked to keep your keys in the Summer Youth Programs safe at the residence hall until the end of the program.

By Plane

Our local airport, Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX), located just fifteen minutes from campus. The airport is served by United Airlines, and all flights to/from CMX connect through Chicago O'Hare (ORD).

We urge all parents and legal guardians to review United Airlines’ unaccompanied minor policy prior to booking flights.

If you are arriving by plane, you will be picked up from the airport by our Summer Youth Programs staff. We will make these arrangements based on the arrival and departure times that you provide. Please provide a copy of your flight itinerary to our office once arrangements have been made so we can plan accordingly.

Visit United Airlines or call 800-864-8331 for ticketing information.

By Bus (Other than SYP Charter Bus)

Houghton is serviced by Indian Trails/Greyhound, with stops on campus at the Memorial Union Building.

If you are arriving by Indian Trails or Greyhound bus, you will be picked up at the bus station. We will make these arrangements based on the arrival and departure times that we are provided. Please provide a copy of your bus itinerary to our office once arrangements have been made so we can plan accordingly.

Visit the Indian Trails website or call 800-292-3831 for route scheduling and more information.

Family Accommodations

If you are traveling with your family, there are a variety of local area lodging options available to them.

For more information about University lodging accommodations, please contact:

  • Wadsworth Residence Hall 906-487-2682
  • Memorial Union Building 906-487-2543

In addition to on-campus housing, there are a variety of hotels and campgrounds in our area. Click here for a full list of local lodging options.



Summer Youth Programs 1
June 17 - 23, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 2
June 24 - 30, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 3
July 8 - 14, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 4
July 15 - 21, 2018

Engineering Scholars
July 22 - July 28, 2018

Women in Computer Science
July 22 - July 28, 2018

Women in Engineering
July 29 - August 4, 2018


More 2018 dates will be announced soon!




2018 Forms & Docs





Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs
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1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295
(906) 487-2219


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