Maseeh Hall and the Howard Dining Hall

More views of MIT’s newest undergraduate dorm and the largest dining facility on campus.


A freshman moves in to Maseeh Hall.


Original Guastavino tile in Maseeh Hall’s Samberg Lobby.


A student orders from the Howard Dining Hall’s Taj station, which offers both traditional and nontraditional Indian fare. Other stations include a salad bar, a stir-fry stand, a grill, a dessert bar, and a kosher station, which provides MIT’s first full kosher service. It offers kosher options at all three meals and makes it possible for kosher and non-kosher diners to eat together.


Maseeh Hall residents share a laugh at lunch with Maseeh housemaster Jack Carroll in the North Dining Room. Behind them is the building’s original grand fireplace. From left: Tzipora Wagner ‘12, Ariana Chehrazi ‘12, Carroll, and Ricky Richardson ‘12.


The Phoenix Group—an undergraduate task force that planned the new undergraduate community that would rise from the “ashes” of Ashdown House—at the Maseeh Hall construction site with housemaster Jack Carroll.


Sketch of Maseeh Hall before it opened as the Riverbank Court Hotel in 1901.


Construction workers put the finishing touches on a staircase in Maseeh Hall.


A hallway in Maseeh Hall. At the suggestion of the Phoenix Group, each floor has whiteboards and walls that can be written upon. “We discovered that whiteboards became the centers of community, particularly for freshmen,” says housemaster Jack Carroll.


Student diners check out the options available as part of the Howard Dining Hall’s dinner service, which includes a carving station.


Maseeh Hall exterior

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