Spanish 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 Spanish House

    A Note from Current Residents:

    Hello class of 2027! Bienvenidos a La Casa! Welcome to Spanish House! Located in New House, Spanish House is a home away from home for all of its members. Join us in celebrating our culture and fostering our strong sense of community. All are welcome!

    La Casa, or Spanish House, is an official undergraduate cooperative living group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It provides an environment which stimulates learning about the Spanish language and LatinX culture of hispanic people. Our community is truly a familia, with our meal plan and our common values bringing our community together. Although the goal of La Casa is to bring together people who either are members of the LatinX community or want to learn more about hispanic culture, everyone is welcome to join. Spanish speaking proficiency not required!

    La Casa- 21 Rooms, 28 Members, 1 Family

    La Casa is a cultural living group open to the entire MIT community. We’re a close-knit community comprised of very wonderful people with varied tastes and character. We always look out for each other and very sincerely care for one another. We’re all very close here and spend a lot of time together both inside and outside of New House. It’s common for residents to have an open door while playing video games or watching a movie. La Casa has many community-building activities and events: study breaks every  other week, an annual overnight or 2-night fall retreat, a Thanksgiving dinner, a La Casa holiday dinner in December (which also includes a Secret Santa gift exchange), a Spring retreat (past trips have included Montreal, Philadelphia, or smaller retreats such as New Hampshire), Finals dinners, an annual Spoon Assassins game, impromptu Nerf fights, etc. If a member is in a concert or show, etc. you can expect to see a large part of La Casa attending the event to cheer on the performing member. The connections we’ve forged in Spanish House are some of our strongest yet. Life in La Casa is fun and memorable, and you will not find another community like this on campus!


    One of the best things in La Casa-besides the people is our meal plan. Two to three people are paired up and become cooking/cleaning partners for the semester; you cook/clean on the same day every week, alternating between cooking one week and cleaning the next. The menu consists of a main entrée (vegetarian option included), a salad, 2 side orders, and an optional dessert. This cooking system has proven to be very successful; dinners for an entire month (6 days a week-we only cook before school nights) that usually end up being between 70 and 100$ per month, significantly less than any dining hall plan. This includes 5 dinners per week (Sunday through Thursday nights), and we often have leftovers so this usually covers lunches too. On the weekends (days where we do not have communal dinners), members usually gather to grab dinner from dining halls/restaurants or to cook, and sometimes we are fed by our study breaks and GRA :) Eating dinner together is one of the biggest social aspects of La Casa; it really brings us closer together!

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

    Visit the resident-managed website for more information about Spanish House.  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

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      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!