All common spaces are subject to the MIT alcohol policy. Events with alcohol in public spaces (any location other than your apartment), must be registered. For events with 25 or fewer people, you must fill out the "Alcohol Registration Form for Events in Graduate Residences" found here: (form). After you obtain the appropriate signature from the House Manager or Housemaster, you will keep your signed form with you at the event as proof of permission to hold your event with alcohol. Events with more than 25 people must be registered through MIT (registration information can be found here.) Remember that having alcohol in common spaces is a privilege that not all MIT grad dorms enjoy. Please do not ruin it for everyone else in SP!
If a resident (or his/her guest) damages, breaks, or otherwise renders unusable an item that is part of SP's common space (such as furniture, music equipment, game room equipment, etc.), that resident is responsible for paying the costs of replacing that item. The determination of negligence shall be made by the SP trustees.
No smoking inside Sidney-Pacific or the courtyard.
Quiet hours are from 12am-8am Sun-Thur, 1am-8am Fri-Sat.
Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests.
Lost keys result in a fee (currently $50.00).
"Event notices" do not constitute reservations; they are notices to help others plan, all residents are welcome at all times.
Floor Kitchens, TV Lounges, and Study Lounges/Rooms
These spaces cannot be reserved. No events with more than 20 people present are permitted. Residents may post "event notices" outside the door, notifying fellow residents of a planned event. Such notices should always include the date and the contact information of the person planning the event.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, one segment of the multipurpose room will be available, by reservation, to S-P residents. Reservations are made through the House Manager and can be made up to one month in advance. There is a $25 non-refundable rental fee at the time of booking. One hundred dollars will be charged to the host's bursar account if:
Multipurpose Room Kitchen can be reserved separately by Sidney-Pacific residents by submitting a $50 deposit to the House Manager. Once the event is over and the kitchen is left in similar (or better) condition, the deposit will be returned. House events take priority over personal events, even if an event notice has been posted.
Reservations DO NOT include access to the pantry or the equipment in the kitchen; utensils, pans, and any necessary cooking devices and food must be brought by the resident or outside party who has reserved the room.
Michael Owu House Common Room
Individuals and groups can reserve the Owu Room and Seminar Room up to one month in advance here.
Recurring bookings can be given only once per week with a two-hour time limit.