General policies


The Warehouse is a smoke-free environment. There is absolutely no smoking allowed in any part of the building, including individual apartments, or on the roof deck. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in an automatic $150 fine, will result in sanctions and disciplinary action in accordance with MIT policy, and may result in the immediate cancellation of a resident's license agreement. Also, please be considerate of your neighbors and refrain from smoking under open windows or directly in front of entrances and exits.


Residents are NOT allowed to have pets of any kind in the building.

Trash Removal

Trash bags left outside your apartment door will be picked up every Monday - Friday morning. Trash can only be left outside your room weekday mornings from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. There is no trash pick up on weekends or holidays. If you need to dispose of your weekend trash or if you missed the weekday morning pickup and have smelly trash,  please take it  to the dumpster which is located at the southwest groundfloor exit of the building ie. the parking lot next to the Warehouse.

Recycling bins can be found on each floor at the north and south ends of the buildings (e.g. by the elevators). The bins are single-stream so you do not need to sort your recycling, but do follow the instructions located at the bins about what can be recycled. Do not leave recycling outside your door; that service is only for trash.

Compost bins and compostable bags are provided in your room. If you need extra biodegradable bags, please see the front desk. Only food waste can be composted. Bring your compost in the compostable bag to the black bin with a green lid labeled "food scraps” and “compost only” located outside near the trash and recycling bins. Pick up of the outdoor bin takes place each Thursday. There is no compost pick-up outside your apartment door or near the recycling bins on each floor. All compost must be brought to the outside bin.

Failure to comply with any of these policies will be reported to the House Manager and Heads of House, and may result in loss of Warehouse privileges.

Roof deck

The roof deck is available to all residents on a first-come, first-served basis, except during the winter. Alcohol may not be served on the roof deck. All roof deck events must end by 10 PM on week nights and by 11 PM Friday or Saturday. There is no smoking and again, no alcohol, allowed on the roof deck.

Food Deliveries

Food deliveries that are unclaimed for 24 hours will be considered abandoned and thrown out.