German House

Front entrance of brick building with windows along the front, greenery in the foreground with New House sign at the bottom right corner, blue skies in the background.

Welcome to German House

    A Note from Current Residents: 

    As one of the smallest living groups on campus, we have a laid back, homey culture and a tight-knit family. Don’t speak German? That’s totally fine; while we would love it if you do, most of our members don’t. We have a variety of interests here in German House ranging from baking, Mario Kart, volleyball, hiking, the list goes on!

    On any given day, you can find us in the lounge hanging out, psetting, or binging shows. Not feeling social? That’s fine - you’ll have a cozy single or double to yourself if you really need to cram in some work! Our cookcrew system ensures that everyone eats six healthy, homemade meals each week, with each member committing to just two hours of cooking per week! Aside from living and cooking together, we also hold a variety of social events, including fancy dinners for celebrations, rock climbing outings, and mass boba orders.


    German House has a cookcrew system. Working in teams of 4-5 residents, each student cooks once a week for a total of 6 meals a week. Besides cookcrew, you can feel free to use all of the German House communal dishes, cookware, and appliances to make your own food. Curious to see what meals are like? Check out our cookcrew website.

    New House
    471-476 Memorial Drive
    Building W70
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Tel. (617) 253-6561

    Visit the resident-managed website for more information about German House.  You can also check out the community's Instagram social media account.  Questions about the community may be directed to resident leaders by emailing

    Facility Information

    Yes (Chocolate City all-male, Juniper all-female)
    Room Types
    Singles 46%; Doubles 54%
    Room Cost per Semester
    $7,315 - $6,530
    $35-95 (depending on the specific house)
    Dining Program
    Cook-for-Yourself Community
    Air Conditioning
    Shuttle Stop
    Pets Allowed
    no pets (except fish)
    Style of Building
    suite/corridor style

      From the Residents

      Video, photos and quotes from real MIT residents.

      New House Living Groups

      All six physical houses are connected by the "arcade" on the first floor of the building. In addition, houses 1, 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 are connected diagonally on the second through fifth floors. 

      The rooms in these six physical houses are divided into nine living groups, which, to make things confusing on purpose, are also called "houses”. New House is split into 9 different living groups: 5 cultural houses and 4 numbered houses. Click to learn more!