Updates and Important Policy Changes in Response to Covid-19 (Updated 6/14/21)

As part of MIT's response to Covid-19 (coronavirus) and in an effort to promote public health and safety of the entire residential community, some Warehouse policies have been temporarily changed. Residents will receive e-mail notification of these changes as they occur, and a log of the updates will be posted here as well as in our policies section (updated policies appear at the top of the page, with the original policies appearing below). Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Heads of HouseResidents Assistants, or Building Manager Brian Ward if you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of support. The front desk can be reached by phone at 617-253-6588. 

We recommend two resources for information about MIT COVID policies:

The following are some key policies which we want to highlight from the above:

  • In the Warehouse, face coverings are now optional for vaccinated individuals except in the gyms and for larger events.  Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a face covering in all public areas in the Warehouse.

  • Reservations are no longer required for the Warehouse gyms; they will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Face coverings are still required when using the gyms.  COVID capacity restrictions on the gyms have been lifted (more than one person can now use the gym).

  • Generally, common spaces are available for use by any resident at any time.  However, the Colbert Room, TV Room, ground floor Study Room, and kitchen can be reserved for personal use including hosting events.  

  • Testing and attestation through the COVID Pass app is still required, but the testing requirement is now only once a week. Warehouse residents who are not in compliance with testing and/or daily attestations will be restricted from the Warehouse and all other campus buildings, including W20 for meal pick-ups. Residents will be able to enter the Warehouse lobby, but will not be permitted to go further into the residence until they are in compliance. If you are restricted from Warehouse after hours or on a weekend because of a missed testing requirement, you will be given temporary access to your residence hall room/apartment, but you will need to test in the morning of the next available testing date.

  • The guest policy has expanded to include significant others, friends, and family not on the COVID Pass app under some restrictions. See the 'Guests in Approved Institute Housing' section of the Covid-19 Graduate Student Policies page or the Guests page for more information.

The Warehouse is a residence for first year graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). All of its 120 residents live in efficiency apartments with their own kitchen, living room, double bed, and bathroom.

The century-old building is located on the Northwest corner of the campus, minutes from the main academic buildings. It contains many facilities for residents including a gym, laundry, study room, and roof deck.