270 Commonwealth Avenue

270 Commonwealth Avenue was built in 1895 as a luxury hotel and is now home to roughly 260 students. Located next to historic Newbury Street, the residence hall is close to a variety of restaurants and stores, and a large green space with a walking path. Located in a residential area of Back Bay, 270 Commonwealth Avenue is a short distance from many academic buildings on campus. In 2021, air conditioning units were added to rooms in one half of the building.

Fast Facts

  • Total capacity: 260
  • Air conditioning: Rooms on some floors have air conditioning units, as do the first floor lounge and many common spaces.
  • Room types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads (singles largely reserved for medical accommodations) 
  • Bed types: Single, lofted, bunked
  • Bathrooms: Common bathrooms, lockable single-user bathrooms, and some private bathrooms
  • Community kitchen: Yes
  • Lounge spaces: One lounge per floor, one TV lounge on the first floor, and one large basement lounge 
  • Practice rooms: Yes
  • Fitness center: Yes. The fitness centers on campus are only available to current on-campus students during the fall and spring semesters when the residence halls are open, and are closed during the summer.