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Unaffiliated Housing

All Undergraduate Housing rooms are furnished with a desk, desk chair and a bed for each resident. Additional furniture is described in individual sections below. All housing units also have internet service, with direct CITNET connections in Avery, Braun and Marks, Charter pipeline cable modem connections at 1170 E. Del Mar, 150 S. Chester and the off-campus houses.

Avery House

There are 135 bed spaces available for undergraduate students. A small portion of these spaces will be available through the unaffiliated housing lottery. 

The entire building is air conditioned, and is wired to the Campus Internet. Each room has additional dressers and wardrobes for clothing storage. The building construction also meets ADA wheelchair requirements.

The residential areas are secured via use of card access security. The House has several lounges, kitchens, a dining area, as well as the Lorden Lounge, which has a piano available for recreational playing. There are two laundry rooms, each contain machines that accept both coins and ID card student account transactions.

Cats are not permitted in Avery House. Resident is not permitted to maintain pets except as provided by the Caltech Housing Pet Policy.

Marks/Braun House

Marks House has 30 single rooms and Braun House has 29 single rooms.  All rooms have window air conditioning units.  The rooms are slightly larger than those in the South Houses. They feature tiled floors and separate beds and desks (no bunkbeds or bed/desk combos).  The Houses each have their own kitchen and laundry room (coin or ID operated) in the basement area. There is an air-conditioned lounge that has a television.

Cats are not permitted in Marks/Braun House. Resident is not permitted to maintain pets except as provided by the Caltech Housing Pet Policy.

There is a Resident Associate on duty in Marks and Braun House.

The Apartments

The Housing Office offers apartment style living, allowing easy access to kitchen facilities and private bathrooms. There are 25 one bedroom units available at 150 S. Chester.  Each unit can accommodate two to three residents. There are nine units available at 1170 E. Del Mar, 2 studios, 2 one bedroom units and 5 two bedroom units. The studios can accommodate two residents, the one bedrooms can accommodate two to three residents and the two bedrooms can accommodate three to four residents.

In addition to standard furnishings, there is a living room with a dining table, dining chairs and a couch in each unit. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, stove and microwave oven (but no cooking utensils.) Laundry facilities are available in the apartments by coin operation only. Each building has a Resident Associate on duty.

Internet connection is available in both buildings via Charter Spectrum. If you have questions about connectivity, please submit a request to Housing Maintenance.

Personal campus extensions are not available.

Cats are not permitted in the apartments. Resident is not permitted to maintain pets except as provided by the Caltech Housing Pet Policy

Housing Options at a Glance

Please see the chart below for comparisons on the factors that have received the most inquiries:

 
7-Houses
Off-Campus Alleys
Avery House
Apartments
Marks/Braun House
Campus Extensions
Yes
Common areas only
Yes
No
Yes
Internet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cats permitted
Yes
No
No
No
No
Board Required
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Air conditioning
Yes
Some common areas
Yes
Living room only
Yes