Juniper

471-476 Memorial Drive (W70)
Cambridge, MA 02139

Juniper

Links and Contact Information

Links: 

If you are interested in learning more about MIT's newest cultural house, please email juniper_team@mit.edu.

About the Community

Body: 

Juniper is a new undergraduate living group for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. We strive to organize programming that centers the unique cultural experiences and identities of all Black women. We hope this community is an anchor and haven to its members no matter where they are on their journey of their becoming. 

 

Juniper Mission

 

Juniper is an undergraduate living group centered on the celebration of the achievements of Black women by providing a residential environment that fosters community, leadership, and passion. We encourage balance between academic and personal pursuits by empowering members to work on projects that exemplify their passions.

 

Juniper Values

 

Community

 

  • We want to foster a community at MIT that prioritizes the safety and mental health of all women in environments that do not acknowledge the intersectionality of Black womanhood. We aim to be a space for members to form, retain, and share their cultural experiences and identities that center the unique experiences of all Black trans women, cis women, non-binary women, and women-identifying people.

 

Support for Passions

 

  • We hope to create an intentional space for members to continue to pursue their interests while balancing strong academics. We also want to focus on uplifting the passions of members as well as the works of Black women in the area and beyond. We plan to highlight Black women owned businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, writers, and more.

 

Professional Development and Leadership

 

  • We intend to connect members to MIT’s academic and professional resources. Additionally, we will facilitate early connections between members and various faculty, departments, and administrators by arranging seminars, lectures, and workshops.

Facility Information

Facility Information: 

Capacity: 290

Coed: Yes (except for Chocolate City, an all-male identifying community and Juniper, an all-female identifying community)

Room Types: Single, Double

Cost per semester: $6,530-$5,775

House Tax: $35 to $95 (depending on the specific house)

Dining Program: Cook-for-Yourself Community

Smoking: No

Carpeting: Hallways

Air Conditioning: Yes

Elevator: Yes

Pets: No Pets (except fish)

Style of Building: Suite/Corridor Style

Click here for Full Housing Grid

Dining Information

Dining Information: 

Many students form cooking groups with friends, or simply with people that have similar eating schedules.

• Some members of the community choose to cook independently.

• Other members choose to have a meal plan. While New House does not have a dining hall, Next House, which does have a dining hall, is only 100 feet away. 

Meet the House Teams

Wesley L. Harris (Head of House)
Kat Howell (Area Director)