70 Amherst Street

70 Amherst
Street

Located on the east side of campus, 70 Amherst Street is a furnished, co-ed residence hall for 133 single graduate students.


Building E2

70 Amherst Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

(617) 253-3191

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70 Amherst Street is comprised of mostly single bedrooms with shared kitchens and community bathrooms, and a few single bedroom apartments.

*Over the course of the next few years construction will occur all around Kendall Square, most notably during the construction of the underground parking garage and new graduate residence hall. It is anticipated that construction-related noise will affect the area surrounding 70 Amherst Street during the hours of 7:00 am-6:00 pm daily, including Saturdays. To learn more about the project and to sign up for updates, visit http://kendallsquare.mit.edu.

Unit Description
Unit Type Approx. Size # of student apartments  Description
Single rooms 125 sf (avg.) 119 For one resident, with shared kitchen and bathroom on hallway.
large single rooms  240 sf (avg.) 9 For one resident, with shared kitchen and bathroom on hallway.
One bedroom apartments 500 sf (avg.) 5 Private apartment for one occupant with a bathroom, living room, and kitchen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilities, wifi, and ethernet are included in your monthly rent.

Each unit is furnished with:

  • extra-long twin bed and mattress (linens not provided)
  • wardrobe
  • bookcase
  • desk and desk chair

Community bathrooms located off the hallway include:

  • mutiple private bathroom units with a shower, toilet, and sink on each floor
  • ratio of 4.3 students to each toilet

Overview

  • furnished coed residence for graduate students
  • opened in 1918

Health and allergy considerations

  • air conditioning (May through September)
  • smoking is not permitted indoors
  • hallways are carpeted
  • rooms are tiled
  • elevator serves all floors
  • pets are not permitted (except fish)

The building is approximately 0.7 miles walking distance from MIT's main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Avenue. It is located in the east section of campus.

*70 Amherst Street is graduate housing through at least fall 2020. A determination on future occupancy will be made before students apply for fall 2020 housing.