McCormick Hall

320 Memorial Drive (W4)
Cambridge, MA 02139

McCormick Hall



Facility Information

Facility Information: 

Capacity: 233

Coed: All Female

Room Types: Single, Double, Triple

Cost per Semester: $5,120-$4,050

House Tax: $60

Dining Program: Meal Plan Required

Smoking: No

Carpeting: Some Rooms

Air Conditioning: No

Elevator: Yes

Pets: No Pets (except fish)

Style of Building: Corridor Style

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Dining Information

Dining Information: 

Dining Hall in building. More information at

While McCormick has a dining hall, many of us also enjoy cooking for ourselves. There are 1-2 kitchens per floor, each equipped with a fridge, a stove, an oven, a sink, a microwave, and at least one cabinet per person living on the floor. As we are close to campus, we often come back to McCormick and cook lunch. We also use our kitchens to bake together on weeknights and weekends.

Residence Based Advising Information: 

All first year students living in McCormick Hall make a commitment to actively participate in the community for their entire first year at MIT. McCormick Hall does not participate in FYRE.  First year students also cannot participate in the waitlist, or the spring semester building-to-building switch lottery.

McCormick Hall is MIT’s only all-female residence hall, located 5 minutes from Lobby 7 and a few steps away from the Student Center. McCormick consists of two towers and the annex. The east tower is made up entirely of singles with 20 residents on each floor split into two suites. Each suite shares a kitchen and a bathroom. The west tower has about 20 rooms per floor that are singles or doubles that all share a large kitchen and two bathrooms. The annex is a tight-knit community consisting of singles, doubles, and triples that shares a large kitchen and multiple bathrooms. All kitchens have a stove, fridge, microwave, and large table, which make them well suited for cooking. They also have a sofa and TV, which make them comfortable lounge spaces.
McCormick has extensive facilities, including two large living rooms where residents can play piano, socialize, or study with friends; two penthouses overlooking the Charles River and the Boston skyline; a dance studio where dance groups from all over campus practice; a dining hall with a wide selection of foods; and a front lawn where we hold our annual spring picnic in April and have play in the snow in the winter. 
McCormick has multiple support networks including Housemasters, Graduate Resident Tutors (GRTs) on every other floor, and an Area Director (AD). McCormick has an active House Government that advocates for students and plans many events for residents. We hold weekly events in our lobby and living rooms including movie nights, post-exam study breaks, and smoothie nights! Make-your-own pizza dinners hosted by our Heads of House, formals with other dorms, and fondue nights in the penthouse are some of our famous annual events. 

Meet the House Teams

Topher Nelson (Area Director)