Next House

Building W71
500 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Next House



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Facility Information

Facility Information: 

Capacity: 368

Coed: yes

Room Types: Singles-69%; Doubles-24%; Triples-7%

Cost per semester: $5,220 - $4,130

House Tax: $83

Dining Program: meal plan required

Smoking: no

Carpeting: hallways only

Air Conditioning: no

Shuttle Stop: yes

Elevators: 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

Next Dining has stir-fry, grill, bits & bites, comfort, salad, soup, and dessert sections, along with six different kinds of ice cream every night! For more information about the meal plan and daily menus, please check out
Next House is also the home to the Country Kitchen, one of the biggest kitchens on the MIT campus. It has five stoves (= 20 burners), five ovens, and four fridges, so a lot of student groups also host events in this space. In addition, we also have a set of grills for when the sun is out and we are about! It’s been used to cook s’mores, rex burgers, shish kabobs, and rare steaks.

Welcome to Next House! 


We’re a community of 350 close-knit Nexties who are known for being welcoming and friendly. We pride ourselves on our artistic talents, community involvement, and our build culture (did you see the aMAZEing Space during CPW?). Even though Next House is one of the larger dorms on campus, we foster both a strong house-wide community and smaller, more distinct, communities within each of our eight wings—you are always guaranteed to find something to do and a place that you can call “home.” Each wing is centered around its lounges, where Nexties both work and play—often collaborating on p-sets using our abundant whiteboards. We are each other’s workout buddies and dinner conversations. We have late-night jam sessions and spontaneous snowball fights, study late in dining, and watch the big game in the TFL (the tastefully-furnished lounge). Most importantly, Next House isn’t just a dorm for the residents, it’s our home.


One of the most unique features of Next House is the strength of our student groups. Next Gamers, Next Make, Next Act, Next Art, Next Haunt, Next Code, Next Sustain, Next Bake, and Next Big Thing are an integral part of our community; they throw events and create projects for the entire dorm. Some highlights from the past year: the building of the haunted house/escape-the-room adventure, performances of The Addams Family by Next Act, and weekly game nights sometimes lasting until 4:00 am. Next Exec, our student government, organizes many events throughout the year, including an annual formal and the Next ski trip in the early spring. Other events include Pi Day celebrations and a regular Coffeehouse!


Living at Next House has been one of the most enjoyable and meaningful parts of our MIT experience, and we hope that as you begin your MIT career, you choose to not only live at Next House but also become a part of the Next House family.

Meet the House Teams

Topher Nelson (Area Director)