Chocolate City

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

Chocolate City

Links and Contact Information


Please feel free to access the Chocolate City webpage

About the Community

Chocolate City is a brotherhood of MIT students and alumni who identify with urban culture and share common backgrounds, interests, ethnicities, and/or experiences. By cultivating a tradition of social, intellectual, character, and leadership development, the brothers of Chocolate City exemplify a high standard of excellence which is founded on continual growth. We seek to enrich the MIT and greater global communities by embodying the principles of our brotherhood.

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: $5,895 - $5,215

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: 
Most of the brothers of Chocolate City are not on a meal plan, meaning that they are responsible for preparing their own food. This can work in one of two ways: cooking in a rotation or opting to cook solo.
A cooking rotation is comprised of 4 brothers who agree to cook dinner for one another all 7 days of the week. Each person in the rotation cooks dinner no more than twice per week. Note that cooking rotations do not cover breakfast and lunch; each bro in a rotation is responsible for preparing these meals on their own. The cost of a rotation is on average $100-$125 per month, per person. This fee covers the cost of groceries, which are ordered and delivered via Instacart. Over a 4-month semester, one can expect to spend $400 to $500 in a cooking rotation. Though this fee does not include the cost of preparing oneself breakfast and lunch, the total cost is still considerably smaller (by approximately 40-50%) than the most basic meal plan offered.
Cooking solo is conceptually similar to a rotation, but instead of cooking dinner for 4 people twice per week, one would be cooking dinner for 1 person 7 times per week. Also, those cooking solo are naturally responsible for cooking himself breakfast and lunch 7 days per week. The exact cost of cooking solo varies from person to person, but still expect the total to be considerably less than a meal plan.
It is important to note that one is still allowed to be on a meal plan if they live in Chocolate City. In fact, since New House does not have a dining hall, one is not required to be on a meal plan and can instead elect to do so. This is a popular choice among athletes, first semester freshmen, and those who have incredibly busy schedules.

Meet the House Teams

Wesley L. Harris (Head of House)
John Ross Campbell (Associate Director for Undergraduate Residential Life )