East Campus

Buildings 62 & 64
3 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

East Campus

Links and Contact Information


East Campus Website


Please email ec-president@mit.edu with any questions you have about East Campus!

About the Community


Hey there, potential East Campers! If your idea of a good time includes hair dye, liquid nitrogen, power tools, 2^12 chocolate chip cookies, or 151 pumpkins plummeting from the Green building, then oh boy, I have just the place for you.


East Campus is a community of ten halls with ten distinct cultures united by our desire to make our home and our experience at MIT exactly what we want it to be. For some people, this means taking advantage of our fully customizable building: we can build loft beds, and paint the walls (and the ceilings!). For others that means owning a cat, or a fish, or a “fish”. Or it could mean cooking for yourself, or your friends, or all of East Campus. Or it could mean staying up late playing Smash, or dancing to crazy techno music, or spending a lazy Sunday afternoon rappelling from the trees in our lovely courtyard.


Some of us are loud, some are quiet. Some like building rollercoasters, and others like talking about philosophy late into the night. Some of us have shaved heads and pierced faces, and some of us look almost nice enough to take home to Mom and Dad! But all of us are bound together by our desire for autonomy, community, and freedom to express ourselves in whatever way we see fit.


Our Head of House Sandy Alexandre is pretty great and keeps us grounded,  sometimes even providing free food during times of stress. If your parents are concerned that we are all morally corrupted and/or lawless hippies, have them talk to Sandy. Or any upperclassman, really. We can help you out.


If you’re looking for white walls and the most up-to-date plumbing fixtures… you won’t find them here. But if you are drawn in by the smell of burgers wafting from the courtyard and the idea of a vibrant community full of colorful people, we might be just what you are looking for.


P.S. If you are intrigued by EC but you’ve never yelled from a balcony, or you don’t know how to use a power drill, or you are unsure of your opinions on cults (ironic or otherwise), we would love to have you here. Everyone here is different and our diversity is one of the things that makes us great. Stop by and chat – we’re a friendly bunch, even if some of us do look a little scary on the outside. Plus, most of us came to MIT fresh-faced and inexperienced in the ways of casual anarchy, just like you. And whichever of our traditions, either hardk0r3 or low-key, you decide you’re interested in, there will always be someone here excited to teach you about it. 

Facility Information

Facility Information: 

Capacity: 383

Coed: yes

Room Types: Singles-94%; Doubles-6%

Cost per semester: $5,650 - $4,990

House Tax: $85

Dining Program: cook-for-yourself community

Carpeting: hallways only

Air Conditioning: no

Elevators: no

Pets: cats (on five floors only) and fish permitted

Style of Building: corridor style

Click here for Full Housing Grid

Dining Information

Dining Information: 

East Campus is a cook-for-yourself dorm; residents are not required to be on the meal plan. If your heart still yearns for MIT dining hall food, you can opt into the meal plan anyway, but we’re a tad far from the campus dining halls—if only for the sake of walking fewer steps per day, consider learning how to cook.


“Cook” has a flexible definition. At the very least, you can learn how to pour hot water over ramen or microwave dinosaur chicken nuggets. Should you be more ambitious, each of our 10 halls has a large, shared kitchen with three stovetops/ovens, three sinks, and at least three large refrigerators. Some halls have co-ops or cooking groups that take turns making dinner for each other. And as with anything else in EC: if you want to learn more, just ask.


(If the thought of cooking still offends you, not to worry--we’re a couple cartwheels away from Kendall Square, which has more than enough places to eat.)

  • East Campus and courtyard
  • Kitchen at East Campus
  • Students in lounge at East Campus
  • Hair dyeing at East Campus
  • Students securing safety harness in courtyard
  • Art in a hallway at East Campus
  • Single room in East Campus
  • hallway at East Campus with black light
  • Bikes outside of East Campus
  • Wood shop at East Campus

Meet the House Teams

Sandy Alexandre (Head of House)
Eden & Cristian Medina (Associate Heads of House)
Kat Howell (Area Director)