Are there any charges for phone service at New House?
Starting this fall there are new charges for room phone service.
Information on dorm room phones/charges can be found at http://web.mit.edu/ist/tel/students.html
Information on Cellular Phones at MIT can be found at http://web.mit.edu/ist/services/telecommunications/guidelines.html
Please note that the quality of reception by phones from various vendors varies enormously within and between dorms and also elsewhere on campus.
How many singles and doubles are available in New House to the incoming freshmen?
11 singles, 11 doubles and 12 triples (in the numbered houses... Cultural houses have a different system. Check the Guide to Residences for Details.)
What are the average sizes of the rooms?
Average size of a single: 142.08 square feet
Average size of a double: 237.73 square feet
How many kitchens are there in New House?
Total Number of kitchens: 18
House 1: 3 kitchens (first and third floors)
House 2: 3 kitchens (first floor)
House 3: 4 kitchens (first floor)
House 4: 3 kitchens (first floor)
House 5: 3 kitchens (first and second floors)
House 6: 2 kitchens (second and fifth floors)
How many people share a bathroom?
On average, four people "share" one bathroom, though all residents of New House are free to use any bathroom in the building. In other words, there is no formal bathroom allocation.
What does "W70" mean?
"W70" is New House's building designator. Each building on campus has one. Check out the campus map online for more.
New House has air conditioning? When would I ever need it?
Yup, we're the only dorm in West Campus with A/C. On the east side, Senior House is the only building with it.
Believe it or not, it gets hot in Boston. For the first and last few weeks of the academic year (and especially if you're here over the summer), air conditioning becomes invaluable. For the rest of the time, the system is converted over to heating to keep you nice and comfortable.
What kind of computing facilities does New House have?
- 12 public Athena computers
- 4 public (industrial strength) printers
- An iMac for digital video editing
- Wireless access in all major lounges
- Ethernet jacks EVERYWHERE
Any other cool facilities? Fitness Center? Study Lounge?
- An awesome study lounge
- 4,720 pounds of weight in the fitness center (free and machine)
- 18 kitchens with 35 public, large refrigerators and 23 microwaves
- 25 whiteboards
- 2 pianos (1 of them in a dedicated music room)
- 13 bike racks
- Game room
- Fully-loaded laundry facilities, with 10 washers and 10 driers
How much does it cost to do laundry?
The washers charge 75¢ per load, and the driers charge between 25¢ and 75¢ depending on how much time you'd like.
All washers and driers are industrial strength and high-capacity. They accept quarters and TechCash!