Next has fantastic facilities - in our opinion, the best on campus. We have a fantastic dining hall, a large spacious area on our first floor that's great for study breaks, a courtyard, a music room, exercise and weight rooms, a fully-equipped kitchen for cooking delicious dinners, a game area, a laundry room, and an Athena cluster. And did we mention that we have a ton of movies and equipment that you can borrow?
During the summer of 2011, Next House underwent renovations.
Our Tastefully Furnished Lounge, or the TFL as we call it, is a large spacious area on our first floor populated with a plethora of green, comfortable couches. We hold a bunch of study breaks there, and it's a great meeting spot for events. During the Spring semester, we convert our TFL into a large theater and put on our annual musical, Next Act. Oh, and did we mention that we have a large high-definition television with DirecTV and surround sound? Plus, a grand piano!
Next house has an amazing dining hall. In fact, it looks more like a restaurant inside than it does your typical dining hall! With a comfortable atmosphere and a fantastic view of the Charles river and downtown Boston, you'll find students eating there for dinner, and studying there late into the night.
New to Next House are the Smoke House Grill (made-to-order fried and grilled foods) and Bits and Bytes (hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, baked potatoes, nachos, dim sum, and much more!).
The Private Dining Room, or PDR, is a conference room off to the side in Dining. It's a great private space for studying, group meetings, and small gatherings. There's also a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and recessed projection screen for watching movies.
Curious what's for dinner? Check out tonight's dining menu!
The weight room on the first floor has much of the equipment necessary to maintain an active healthy lifestyle. The exercise room, conveniently located next to the main stairwell, contains all sorts of equipment including ellipticals, stationary bikes, and treadmills.
Right between the TFL and the Dining hall, we have a large game area complete with the nicest pool table on campus, ping-pong tables, and foosball. Sometimes the games are, um, intense.
Lots of people in Next love music! Our music room has a piano, some amplifiers, and a drum set. We also have a large grand piano outside the music room in the TFL. You'll often hear people tickling those ivories, practicing an intricate violin solo, or laying down some crashes in a heavy-metal beat on the drums. Whatever type of music you're into, you'll be able to practice in Next (and find other people who want to as well!).
Yes, even Nexties have to do laundry. That's why we have a well-equipped laundry room with plenty of washers and dryers.
Residents can pay using TechCash or quarters, and can also check the status of the machines remotely from their rooms, using the LaundryView service.