New Vassar

Building W46
189 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

New Vassar

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About the Community

New Vassar is the newest addition to the undergraduate residence community at MIT. New Vassar opened its doors in Spring 2021 has been created as a 450-bed, living-learning community to help students unlock their full potential, both academically and personally. Residents of New Vassar are provided with the space and support to cultivate new friendships and positive relationships with faculty, staff and peers. Community members have the chance to live in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive living climate that will contribute to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. New Vassar accomplishes these lofty goals through the application of shared values related to:
With amazing amenities including progressive dining, fitness spaces and a world class maker space, New Vassar is where you can explore your sense of purpose and passion for lifelong learning and discovery.

Facility Information

Facility Information: 

Building Capacity: 450

Coed: yes

Room Types: Singles-42% singles, 58% doubles

Cost per semester: $6,775 - $5,990

House Tax: $75

Dining Program: meal plan required

Carpeting: hallways only

Air Conditioning: yes

Pets: no pets (except fish)

Style of Building: corridor style

Click here for Full Housing Grid

Dining Information

Dining Information: 

Dining hall in building. More information at

  • Main Staircase
  • Country Kitchen
  • Bike Storage Area
  • Bathroom
  • Main Dining Area
  • Double Bedroom
  • Music Room (one of two in building)
  • Cluster Lounge Kitchen
  • Window Video of Building
  • Laundry Room

Meet the House Teams

Steven Hall (Head of House)
Naomi Carton (Associate Head of House)
Ken Donaghey (House Operations Manager)
John Ross Campbell (Associate Director for Undergraduate Residential Life )