Burton Conner House

Building W51
410 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Burton Conner House

Links and Contact Information


To learn more about the house, visit the Burton Conner Website


For questions, email bc-exec@mit.edu

About the Community


  Burton-Conner’s (BC) nine distinct floors showcase the residence hall’s unique culture, history, and artistry. The building has stood for nearly a century and has been the home of MIT students for more than seventy years. BC’s suite-style living, combined with in-suite cook-for-yourself kitchens, promote community and provide a true home-away-from-home living environment.   Burton-Conner has recently undergone a major construction renewal project to make much-needed improvements throughout the building, including updates to finishes and spaces, ADA-compliant suites, and enhanced energy-efficient windows, along with additional upgrades!   If you have questions about Burton-Conner as a living option, please don't hesitate to reach out to the House Exec or a member of the House Team. 

Facility Information

Facility Information: 

Capacity: 388

Coed: yes (some single gender suites)

Room Types: Singles-40%; Doubles-44%; Triples-16%

Cost per semester: $6,775 - $5,360

House Tax: $74

Dining Program: cook-for-yourself community

Smoking: no

Carpeting: certain hallway/common areas (not bedrooms)

Air Conditioning: no (portable AC units allowed)

Shuttle Stop: yes

Elevators: yes

Pets: no pets (except fish)

Style of Building: suite style

Click here for Full Housing Grid

Dining Information

Dining Information: 

A unique and interesting part of living at Burton-Conner is the opportunity to cook for yourself. Every suite in Burton-Conner is equipped with a small kitchen including a stove, an oven, a sink, at least one fridge, and enough cabinet space for all the people living in that suite. Residents who cook for themselves commonly buy groceries at Target, Wegman's, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, most of which are about a mile from the dorm. There is also a shuttle that runs from the dorms to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods on the weekends, and a shuttle to Costco every other weekend. Cooking for yourself gives you more flexibility than the dining plan, letting you decide exactly what you want to eat and when you want to eat it. It's also a lot of fun experimenting with different recipes and trying new foods. Learning to grocery shop, plan meals, and cook your own food is important practice for living on your own once you graduate, but if you happen to be too busy to cook some nights, students who aren't on the dining plan can still purchase meals in the dining halls, or you could grab something to eat from any of the restaurants in Kendall Square or the Student Center ($7 Chipotle meal plan anyone?).


Meet the House Teams

Meg & Troy French (Associate Heads of House)
Ken Donaghey (House Operations Manager)
Kevin Erixson (Area Director)