Chancellor Barnhart and Dean Nelson

3Q: Chancellor Barnhart and Dean Nelson on Room-Assignment and Move-In Design Process

May 09, 2019

Senior leaders talk about concerns that prompted their collaboration with students and the student-generated ideas that will be implemented this fall to improve the room-assignment and move-in process for everyone.

Undergraduate, Housing

West Campus

Three Q: Suzy Nelson and David Friedrich

March 20, 2019

Student housing is a hot topic on MIT's campus. Numerous projects are underway to increase the amount of student houisng and enhance the student residential experience now and in the future.

Undergraduate, Housing

New Vassar Street Residence Hall

As New Vassar Street building rises, its community starts to take shape

February 13, 2019

Prof. Steven Hall and Dean Naomi Carton are named to the New Vassar Street residence's house team and will lead the effort to form a founders' group to plan for the community's fall 2020 opening.

Undergraduate, Housing

Compass Group to manage new food and dining contract

April 27, 2018

Following a two-year process that started with a review of existing dining data, a selection committee of students, faculty heads of house, and staff from the Division of Student Life (DSL) has selected Compass Group and its subsidiaries Bon Appétit and Restaurant Associates to take on the new, expa

Undergraduate, Housing, Dining, Graduate

BC

After 16 years as heads of house, McCants to step down from Burton Conner

January 25, 2018

Following a 16-year head-of-house career that spanned three decades and two residence halls, Professor Anne E.C. McCants and her husband Bill have announced that they will step down from their post in Burton Conner House (BC) at the end of this academic year.

Undergraduate, Housing, Work for DSL, Dean for Student Life

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Eastgate, Warehouse graduate communities seek new heads of house

February 24, 2017

Faculty invited to learn more at informational reception on March 8
 
In 1933, Dr. Avery Allen Ashdown PhD ’24 was named the first housemaster in MIT’s residential system. He took up residence in a complex of buildings dubbed Graduate House (later renamed Senior House), and shaped the burgeoning community by identifying 46 graduate students to live in the dorm. So began the MIT tradition of faculty heads of house.

Housing, Graduate

Suzy Nelson

Three Questions with Suzy Nelson

February 09, 2017

Suzy Nelson started as MIT’s vice president and dean for student life on July 1, 2016. She came to the Institute after a national search and brings broad experience from managing student affairs and residential life at Colgate University, Harvard University, and Cornell University to the role. During her first semester at the Institute, Nelson worked with students, faculty, and staff to invigorate the Division of Student Life’s mission and goals, and is leading major projects related to residence hall development and renovation, student support, and diversity and inclusion.

Wellness and Support, Student Groups, Student Governance, Housing, Dean for Student Life, Dining, FSILG

Sidney Pacific Graduate Community

Grad Student Housing Policy Updates Intended to Add Flexibility and Decrease Stress

December 07, 2016

Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Division of Student Life (DSL) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC), graduate students will have more flexibility when applying for campus housing, or when departing from or returning to housing for leaves of absence.

Housing, Graduate

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Architectural Principles committee completes work on guidance for future dorms

October 18, 2016

As work on west campus residential planning continues, a committee of students, faculty, and staff formed by Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson rele

Undergraduate, Housing, VP for Student Life, Dean for Student Life