Illustration of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

Welcome to Winter Carnival 2018

Myths and Tales of the Past
in Our Frigid Forecast

February 8–11, 2018

Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown into one of the biggest annual winter celebrations in the nation. Known for huge, intricate snow statues around campus and the community, Carnival also brings Huskies together to compete in broomball, comedy skits, human ice bowling, and a queen coronation.

Winter Carnival on Social Media

View more photos on Flickr

Featured Photos


Stage Revue

Come support your favorite organization as they put on a great show!


Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m., Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts


$15 General Admission; no charge for Michigan Tech students


Stand-up comedian Collin Moulton

About Collin Moulton

Warning: Contains college humor

Students performing


Statue Map

Want to find your favorite organization or group's statue? Download and view the 2018 statue map that marks the locations of all of the month-long and All-Nighter statues, as well as the concession stands.


In order to accommodate Winter Carnival, parking lots 5, 9, and 27 will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, free of charge, no permits required. Lot 11 will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 10. There will be free parking at all metered areas.

Winter Carnival Safety

Michigan Tech Student Affairs and Advancement has an important safety message. With so many activities and people, here are a few tips to make Winter Carnival safe and memorable.

Carnival Rule Book

The rules, important dates, and contact information for every event Winter Carnival event. This rule book is your organization's guide to participation in Winter Carnival.

Become an Event Vendor

An application is required for any organization wishing to set up a booth during All Nighter. A $5 non-refundable fee, in the form of a check payable to Blue Key, is required with the submission of this application. All vendors must attend the Vending Safety meeting held prior to Winter Carnival.

Only registered Michigan Tech student organizations and campus departments can participate as vendors during Winter Carnival.

Organizations wishing to sell food other than baked goods or prepackaged products must be licensed to sell these items by the Western UP Health Department, or use the licensed on-campus dining services kitchen. Each organization is solely responsible for obtaining this license. Organizations violating any health department rules will not be able to distribute food during All Nighter.


Corporate ($1000+)

  • Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn*
  • Inter-Residence Housing Council*
  • Michigan Technological University Office of the President
  • VP for Student Affairs and Advancement
  • Parent's Fund at Michigan Tech*

Copper ($500-$999)

  • Dee Stadium*
  • College of Engineering
  • Director of Housing and Residential Life
  • Houghton Super 8 Motel

Gold ($250-499)

  • Provost and VP for Academic Affairs - MTU
  • Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Social Sciences Department
  • Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Department
  • Rukkila, Negro & Associates, CPAs, PC

Silver ($100-$249)

  • Associate VP and Dean of Students - MTU
  • Associate VP Enrollment and University Relations - MTU
  • Chemical Engineering Department
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson*
  • University Images
  • Aire Care
  • Aspen Appraisals
  • Ruth L. Nara
  • Peterlin Distributing
  • Superior Graphics Studios Ltd.

Bronze ($5-$99)

  • Quincy Mine Hoist Association*
  • David and Lavone Bush
  • Century 21 North Country Agency
  • Mariner North
  • Joshua P. Olson
  • Portage Dental Health
  • Portage Quilt House LLC
  • The Calumet Theatre

*denotes product donor