McCormick Hall

Welcome to McCormick Hall

    A Note from Current Residents:

    McCormick Hall is MIT’s only all-female residence hall, located less than 5 minutes from Lobby 7 and a few steps away from the Student Center.  The building consists of two towers, known as East and West tower, and the annex. The east tower is made up entirely of singles with 20 residents on each floor split between two suites. Each suite shares a kitchen and a bathroom. The west tower is made up of 20 rooms per floor divided between singles, doubles or triples. Each floor shares a large kitchen and two bathrooms. The annex, located on the east side of the dorm, consists of 3 floors divided into singles, doubles, and triples. The annex shares a large kitchen on the first floor and multiple bathrooms. It also has its own basement, and its own laundry room. All kitchens have a communal stove, fridge, microwave, and large table, which make them well suited for cooking. In addition, all east tower odd floors have lounges for students to enjoy. The lounges have a sofa and TV, and have recently been fitted with white board walls which can be used to study. 

    In addition to residential rooms and kitchens, McCormick has extensive facilities open for all residents to use. These include two large living rooms where residents can play piano, socialize, or study with friends; two penthouses overlooking the Charles River and the Boston skyline; an excellent dance studio where dance groups from all over campus practice; a music room consisting of a guitar, piano, keyboard, and electric drum set; and a dining hall with a wide selection of food and the best stir fry on campus. Furthermore, McCormick has a basement which consists of a beautiful game room, a female only gym, a bike rack, and a laundry room that all residents can use. McCormick also has outdoor facilities such as a courtyard where our sought-after McCormick barbecues are held; and a front lawn where bunnies are spotted in the spring and igloos are spotted in the winter.

    McCormick has multiple support networks including the Heads of House, Graduate Resident Assistants (GRAs) on every other floor, and an Area Director (AD). We also have student-based support networks such as Resident Peer Mentors (RPMs), MedLinks and an optional big/little program. In addition, McCormick has an active House Government that advocates for students and plans many events for residents on a weekly basis . These are hosted in the McCormick lobby or living rooms and include movie nights, post-exam study breaks, and spa nights! GRAs also hold study breaks for their floors very frequently with a large selection of activities and foods to choose from. These events are very popular, especially the make-your-own pizza dinners hosted by our Heads of House. Some of our famous annual events include the Women’s day dinner, karaoke nights, and the E=Mc^2 party at the end of the year.

    Dining Hall located in the building. More information can be found on the MIT Dining website.

    The McCormick dining hall is special because it has many wonderful healthy and delicious options to choose from that also cater to people with different dietary restrictions (such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and halal). In addition to this, we have many fun nights such as: Soul Food night, the Harry Potter Yule ball, and the Monthly McCormick barbecue amongst others.

    Many residents within McCormick also enjoy cooking for themselves, so there are 1-2 kitchens located on each floor. Each is equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, sink, microwave, and lots of cabinet space for storage. McCormick residents are known for using these to cook quick meals in between classes and bake goodies with their friends on the weekends.

    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.

    First-years assigned to McCormick do not have to choose a specific floor or wing. RACs assign rooms to first-years based on compatibility with roommates or other specific requests submitted through an online form.

    First-years may opt out by indicating so on the online form.


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

    McCormick Hall
    320 Memorial Drive
    Building W4
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Tel. (617) 253-5961

    Visit the resident-managed website for more information about McCormick Hall.  You can also visit the community's Facebook and Instagram social media pages.  Questions about the community may be directed to resident leaders by emailing

    Facility Information

    Air Conditioning
    some rooms
    All Women
    Dining Program
    meal plan required
    Pets Allowed
    no pets (except fish)
    Room Cost per Semester
    $7,315 - $5,950
    Room Types
    Singles-84%; Doubles-14%; Triples-2%
    Shuttle Stop
    Style of Building
    corridor style
    $60 (For AY23-24, subject to change for AY24-25)

    From the Residents

    Video, photos and quotes from real MIT residents.