Ashdown House

Ashdown House

Located in the northwest corridor, Ashdown House is approximately 0.5 mile walking distance from MIT's main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Avenue.

Building NW35
235 Albany Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-2961

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IMPORTANT: Campus construction and/or Housing-related projects may impact Ashdown House during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Ashdown House features a mix of apartment and suite-style units for one, two, or three occupants. Many of the units are gender neutral, but same-sex units are available upon request.

You can view floor plans at You will need your MIT certificates to access this site.

Apartment Details
Unit TypeApprox. Size Number   Description
3-bedroom suite650 sf150Three occupants share an apartment with one bathroom. Each occupant has a private bedroom.
3-bedroom apt.750 sf96Three occupants share an apartment with one bathroom, a living room, and kitchen. Each occupant has a private bedroom. One bedroom is on a separate level reached by stairs.
2-bedroom apt.660 sf87Two occupants share and apartment with one bathroom, living room, and kitchen facilities. Each occupant has a private bedroom.
efficiency apt.250-280 sf204Private apartment for one occupant with a bathroom and kitchen.


Utilities are included in your monthly rent.

Each unit is furnished with:

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

Each unit with a living room is also furnished with:

  • love seat
  • two chairs
  • two end tables
  • bar stools


IMPORTANT: Pets are prohibited in any undergraduate or graduate residence hall unless specifically noted otherwise. Please read the full policy for more information.


Ashdown House Renewal Policy*

MIT Graduate Students

  • One-Year Renewable License: Residents receive a one-year Housing License Agreement with the option to renew their Agreement for one additional year.  In an effort to ensure on-campus living opportunities for incoming graduate students, a lottery will be run (space permitting) for existing residents to renew beyond a second year in MIT graduate housing provided the house meets occupancy goals.**  This approach was developed in coordination with student leaders and heads of house from each community. If a lottery is not possible, or if renewal through the lottery process is unsuccessful, residents will be granted early access to select an alternative on-campus housing assignment (excluding Ashdown House, Sidney-Pacific and The Warehouse) before general housing selection.

Visitors, Affiliates, Postdocs, Cross-Registered Students

  • Non-Renewable License: Must enter the Self-Selection process annually to select an on-campus housing assignment, subject to housing availability. Existing residents seeking to remain in on-campus graduate housing will be granted early access to select a unit before off-campus visitors, affiliates, postdocs and cross-registered students.

*Residents must remain eligible for MIT graduate housing.  This renewal policy does not apply to undergraduate students living within graduate housing. Visitors, affiliates, postdocs and cross-registered students continue to receive non-renewable licenses.

**In an effort to ensure on-campus housing opportunities exist for incoming graduate students in Ashdown House and Sidney-Pacific, currently a 40% target of each building’s total occupancy will be made available for new incoming residents each year.     

Ashdown House - Immersive Imaging

Take a peek inside the building!

Immersive Imaging

​Building Amenity Spaces

Example Unit Types*

*Please note that specific unit types and fixtures may vary. All immersive images are for illustrative purposes only.

**Units with no kitchen have access to community kitchens within the building