Located in the northwest section of campus, Sidney-Pacific features a mix of furnished apartment- and suite-style units for one, two, or four occupants. Some units are designated for couples. It is divided into four wings and features an outdoor courtyard and large patio with barbecue grills.

Recommended for individuals and couples

Why You'll Love It

  • Community

    Cultural exchange program to promote cross-cultural bonds among residents

  • grilling

    Courtyard with gas grills, seating areas, and hammocks

  • games

    Game room with arcade machine, ping-pong, foosball, TV, and gaming consoles


This community has a One-Year Renewable License for MIT graduate students and Non-Renewable License for visitors, affiliates, postdocs, cross-registered students.

Unit Type





Unit Plan

Four occupants share an apartment with one bathroom and kitchen. Each occupant shares a bedroom with one other person.

QTY: 6

Two occupants share an apartment with one bathroom and kitchen. Each occupant has a private bedroom.

QTY: 458

Private apartment for a couple** with a bathroom and kitchen.

QTY: 15

Private apartment for one occupant with a bathroom and kitchen.

QTY: 182

Two occupants share an apartment with two bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. Each occupant has a private bedroom.

QTY: 12

Not all listed units or unit types are available.
* Utilities are included in your monthly rent. The residence assesses an additional $8 monthly house tax to pay for community activities.
** Couples must submit proof of family documentation within fourteen (14) days of selecting a family housing unit.
*** 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments are only available through in-house process and not through self-selection.

  • LIVING AREAS AND BEDROOMS are furnished with an extra-long twin bed and mattress, two dressers, wardrobe, bookcase, desk, desk chair and side chair. All bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting.

  • KITCHENS include a stove and refrigerator.

About the Community

Opened in Fall 2002, Sidney Pacific (aka Sid-Pac or S-P) is currently the largest on-campus residence at MIT. Here, nearly 700 graduate students of diverse backgrounds and interests come together to build friendships and share talents. With an active residence government, Sid-Pac residents often come together for planned events in their active common spaces or outdoor BBQ pits.

Sidney-Pacific Community Website
Outdoor gas grills on a patio Fitness room with exercise balls and mirrors
  • SPICE Sidney-Pacific InterCultural Exchange group program to promote cross-cultural bonds among residents

  • MULTIPURPOSE ROOM with grand piano and kitchen

  • COURTYARD with two gas grills, seating areas and hammocks



Building NW86
70 Pacific Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Sidney-Pacific Community Website

Renewal Policy

MIT Graduate Students: One-Year Renewable License
Visitors, Affiliates, Postdocs, Cross-Registered Students: Non-Renewable License

Construction Rider

Construction projects in an around Sidney-Pacific may affect residents. Learn more about anticipated impacts of nearby construction.

Pet Policy

Pets are prohibited in any undergraduate or graduate residence unless specifically noted. Please read the full pet policy for more information.