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


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For Questions about iHouse, email ihouse-presidents@mit.edu

About the Community


Mission statement:

We are an MIT living group focused on international development, service, social justice, and the celebration of diversity in all of its forms. We welcome people from all over the world!


The International Development House (iHouse), MIT’s only living-learning community, is comprised of 24 undergraduates who are passionate about making the world a better place through international development and service. Although we come to MIT from various different backgrounds with wide ranging interests, we all share a desire to create a better quality of life for people around the world—one vision, one step, one project at a time. Public health, social justice, water sanitation and access, education, gender equality, disaster preparedness, human rights, environmental sustainability, economics, infrastructure, poverty reduction, and their related issues all belong under the umbrella that is iHouse. Concurrent with MIT’s motto of mind and hand (“mens et manus”), iHouse was established with the motto "mens, manus et cor" (mind, hand, and heart) in order to foster the next generation of global leaders solving international problems. By combining academics with project-based learning, mentorship opportunities, and leadership development skills, iHouse provides a collaborative community and the support network necessary for students to turn visions and goals into reality.



iHouse is a family that is passionate about international development and service, and we are one of the most diverse living communities on campus. iHouse is MIT’s only living-learning community. We live together as a dorm, learn together about international development, and apply what we learn to improve the world around us. We also love to have fun! We love food, retreats, parties, birthdays, music, outings, events, clubs, and sports, and we're always open to more.


We have a (casual) application process where we interview all potential residents who are considering living in iHouse. This is great news for you because it means that you get to meet us and learn about our community! So head over to http://ihouse.mit.edu/, learn a little more about us, and see the prefrosh page with our short application. We're excited to talk with you!


And be sure to watch our i3 video!

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: 

We are a cooking community, but many members also have meal plans.

Meet the House Teams

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