Baker House

Front entrance of Baker House, with greenery surrounding the front and sides of the building.

Welcome to Baker House

    A Note from Current Residents:

    Hi, everyone! If you are looking for a great place to live on the water with excellent proximity to campus and great people, Baker is the place for you! A diverse community, with many athletes and scholars from around the world, Baker is a place where everyone becomes comfortable with everyone. The social spaces are always used to hang out and study, and the rooms are nice and open to everyone. Baker also has a great dining hall right downstairs that attracts students from other dorms to come and eat. Every room has a sink, which proves incredibly useful, and comes with nice furniture and oftentimes couches. The Baker residents are known for being very social and friendly, and so Baker tends to become a place to congregate on the weekends to hang out, or on weekdays to work in the lounges! Overall, Baker is a great community where you can meet great people, make great friends, and have a ton of fun while making your way through an awesome time here at MIT!

    Baker House is one of six in-house dining communities and residents are required to enroll in a minimum meal plan based upon class year.  MIT Dining partners with Bon Appétit to provide an all-you-care-to-eat option within the residential dining hall. Please see the MIT Dining website for additional details. All students are encouraged to consider their meal plan options when choosing their housing preferences.

    A unique feature of MIT’s residential system is that student Room Assignment Chairs or "RACs" coordinate individual room assignments in each building along with members of their House Team.  Each house approaches room assignments a bit differently but all follow these principles: 

    • New student preferences will be used to make room assignments.
    • Upper-level students will not preference or select students to live on their floors/entry/community.
    • First-year students may opt out of exploration and are not required to move.

    After REX, incoming first-years living in Baker gather at a designated time and are encouraged to find people who share a similar sleep schedule and noisiness preference. If students determine they would like to group together, they submit assignment sheets together for placement by RACs. If a resident wishes to switch to a different room, RACs will place students based on medical needs and what they have requested.

    In-house First-year Process
    In-house Assignments by
    Room/Roommate Preferences

    Baker House
    Building W7
    362 Memorial Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Tel. (617) 253-3161

    Visit the resident-managed website for more information about Baker House.  Questions about the community may be directed to resident leaders by emailing  

    Facility Information

    Air Conditioning
    hallways only
    Dining Program
    meal plan required
    Pets Allowed
    no pets (except fish)
    Room Cost per Semester
    $7,315 - $5,325
    Room Types
    Singles-68%; Doubles-23%; Triples-7%; Quads-2%
    Shuttle Stop
    Style of Building
    corridor style
    $59 (For AY23-24, subject to change for AY24-25)

    From the Residents

    Video, photos and quotes from real MIT residents.