Welcome from the Heads of House

Dear 2017-18 Residents,

As Heads of House for the Warehouse graduate residence at MIT, we are writing to welcome you to this special residential community.  While we’ve been at MIT for a while, this is our first year as Heads of House at the Warehouse.  We are excited to be sharing this year with you!

We'd like to take this opportunity to let you know a little about who we are and what we do. Dave has been a faculty member at MIT in Aeronautics & Astronautics since 1998.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and MIT.  Claudia is a lawyer specializing in the area of estate planning and estate administration. She is a graduate of James Madison College of Michigan State University and University of Detroit School of Law. Our children Madison (a current undergraduate at MIT in course 20, biological engineering) and Abby (a current undergraduate at University of Michigan in computer science) will occasionally be around during their breaks.   We are also  “parents” of an 11-year-old German Short-haired Pointer called Drugi (pronounced “droogie”) and he is very excited to be meeting all of you. 

Our apartment is on the 4th floor of the Warehouse, and we are available to assist residents in whatever ways we can. We will host a variety of events in our apartment during the year, so that we can get to know the residents and help them to get to know one another. These gatherings include once a month breakfasts and TGIFs (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) open to all residents, Soup Night (small group gatherings we will send out invitations to), holiday celebrations and special events. All Warehouse events will be listed on the Warehouse calendar. Our first TGIF event will be on Friday, September 1st at 7pm for those who are in town and will feature locally-grown New England food and drink. We look forward to welcoming you in our home.

Please note that the roof deck as well as the garden and all its bounty is available to all residents on a first-come, first-served basis.    We invite you to join us and Green City Growers for the summer harvest/fall planting event on Thursday, August 31 at 5:30pm.  We will provide lemonade and snacks as well.    

For questions about student life here at the Warehouse, you can reach members of our house government by email. You can also email DaveClaudia individually or both of us.  We are also available by telephone at 617-225-6300.

We look forward to getting to know you, helping you navigate MIT, and making Warehouse your new MIT home!

Claudia and Dave Darmofal