New House

Building W70
471-476 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-6561
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House Manager David Nunez
Head of House Wes Harris
Area Director John Ross Campbell

“New House residents reflect our global society. Among the nine smaller communities within New House are French House, German House, Spanish House, Chocolate City, and iHouse (International House for Global Citizenship). These cultural communities, along with our numbered houses—NH2, NH3, NH4, and NH5—capture our essence and provide the context for our study, play, and sharing of values, hopes, and plans for a better world. At New House, peace and prosperity start at home, one person at a time.”
Wes Harris, Head of House at New House


  • furnished coed residence for 287 single undergraduate students
  • opened in 1975

Room options

  • freshmen—doubles
  • upperclass—singles, doubles

Room costs (per semester)

Additional costs (per semester)

  • $35-$95 house tax (depending on the specific house) (estimated)

Health and allergy considerations

  • air conditioning (May through September)
  • smoking is not permitted indoors
  • rooms are uncarpeted
  • no elevators
  • pets are not permitted (except fish)

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