List of MIT graduate dormitories
This is a list of the graduate
dorms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ashdown is a graduate dormitory at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, named for Avery Ashdown, the first housemaster. The dorm is currently located in a new building constructed in 2008 after having moved occupants and the name from an older building.
Ashdown is the location of the popular Thirsty Ear Pub.
Notable residents have included
Murray Gell-Mannwho won the Nobel Prize in Physicsin 1969and Elias James Coreywho won the Nobel Prize in Chemistryin 1990.
2006MIT announced plans to relocate Ashdown by building a new graduate dormitory (building NW35) northwest of the existing Sidney-Pacific. The new dorm, to carry over the name "Ashdown House" and opened in August 2008, has fewer common areas and less than half of the space per resident as Ashdown currently boasts [http://ashdownhouse.org/2006/02/28/relocating-ashdown-basic-information/] , and will charge significantly higher rent per person despite the smaller rooms. The new Ashdown was designed with the first graduate student dining hall and dining plan at MIT. The previous Ashdown House building will become a new undergraduate dormitory, after renovations involving the removal of kitchens and the addition of a mandatory-participation dining hall, enabling MIT to increase its undergraduate capacity and generate additional revenue through tuition. The undergraduate capacity will be increased slightly before the renovations are complete, however; part of the new Ashdown House graduate dormitory will be used to house up to 50 undergraduates as well as their housemasters temporarily, to establish a dorm government and community before renovations of the old building are complete.
The Eastgate Apartments are a mainly-graduate-student residence located at 60 Wadsworth Street, on the far east side of
MIT's campus. Like the Westgate Apartments, they were built with the intention of housing students who had spouses and even their children living with them.
Edgerton House is a mainly-graduate-student residence located at 143 Albany Street, on the North side of
MIT's campus. It houses approximately 185 students in studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments. It is named for "Doc" Harold Eugene Edgerton.
Starting in 2007, some apartments in Edgerton are co-ed.
Green Hall was a small women-only graduate dormitory located on Dorm Row, close to the former Ashdown House (W1). It closed along with W1 in summer 2008, and was reopened Fall 2008 to exclusively house members of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Sidney-Pacific is a graduate dormitory located at the intersection of Sidney Street and Pacific Street (hence the name). It is sometimes referred to as "S&P" or "SidPac" (the latter term is mostly used by MIT undergraduate students). The dormitory holds 749 students and four housemasters, making it the largest dormitory at MIT. The dorm has two music rooms, an exercise room, many TV lounges, and laundry facilities. Completed in August of 2002, it is currently one of the newer graduate dorms at MIT.
Tang Residence Hall
The Tang Residence Hall is a graduate dormitory tower located on the far west side of
MIT's campus. (It should not be confused with the Tang Center for Management Education, which is located on the far east side of campus.)
The Warehouse is a nickname for a graduate dormitory that was originally a warehouse. It offers efficiency units to first-year graduate students only. It also houses Housemaster Dean Steve Lerman, the Dean of Graduate Education (DGE) at MIT.
The Westgate Apartments are a mainly-graduate-student residence located at 540 Memorial Drive, on the far west side of
MIT's campus. Like the Eastgate Apartments, they were built with the intention of housing students who had spouses and even their children living with them.
* [http://web.mit.edu/ashdown/www/ Ashdown House homepage]
* [http://s-p.mit.edu/ Sidney-Pacific homepage]
* [http://web.mit.edu/eastgate/ Eastgate homepage]
* [http://web.mit.edu/warehouse-www/ The Warehouse homepage]
* [http://tang.mit.edu/www/ Tang Hall homepage]
* [http://eh.mit.edu Edgerton House homepage]
* [http://knol.google.com/k/antonios-vytiniotis/boston-cambridge-housing-for-mit/2vhu8nuc70txl/9# Hands-on experience on housing for MIT students]
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