MacGregor House

Building W61
450 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

MacGregor House



For more information about living at MacGregor House:

o   Megan Ochalek (

o   Marianne Olsen (

o   Anthony Cheng (


Facility Information

Facility Information: 

Capacity: 313

Coed: yes (some single gender suites)

Room Types: Singles-99%; Doubles-1%

Cost per Semester: $5,220 - $4,610

House Tax: $68

Dining Program: cook-for-yourself community

Smoking: no

Carpeting: all rooms

Air Conditioning: no

Elevator: yes

Pets: no pets (except fish)

Style of Building: suite style

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Dining Information

Dining Information: 

MacGregor does not have a dining hall, so a meal plan is not required of residents. Many residents will cook by themselves in groups using the convenient kitchens located within each suite (which are in the process of being renovated!), while others choose to be on the dining plan and eat at a neighboring dorm (about a 50/50 split among the dorm and entries alike). The choice is yours!


MacGregor House is comprised of 312 singles and 3 doubles, distributed between the high-rise and the low-rise. Our singles are grouped into suites of either 6 or 8 people (high-rise or low-rise, respectively), with each suite having its own bathroom, kitchen, and suite lounge. Suites are then grouped into 9 entries—extended-family-sized living units of about 32-48 people —labeled A through J (because “I” entry is imaginary, of course), with one big lounge to share.


In MacGregor, there is an entry for everyone. Some entries go on surf and ski trips, others have weekly movie nights; some go adventuring around campus and Boston, and still others dress up and go out for dinner. If you choose to live in MacGregor, you’ll get to meet all the entries through a process called in house rush and pick for yourself which one you’ll call home.


MacGregor has a wide array of facilities for its residents: a weight room, game room (TV and couches, puzzles, air hockey, ping pong, foosball, etc.), music room (equipped with guitars, drums, and a piano), and many study spaces (including group study rooms, whiteboards, library-like atmospheres, and an Athena cluster). And the best part is that after a long day, you can come back to relax with your friends in the entry lounge or go to your own room to unwind, similar to a home.


At MacGregor, we don’t just have roommates; we have families.


Meet the House Teams

Larry & Terry Sass (Heads of House)
David Singer & Steve Bertone (Associate Heads of House)