A Continuing Experiment in Cooperative Living!

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Visit our house - Interested in living here? Or just seeing what pika is about? Come by and check us out - pika is just a bit west from Simmons Hall. (Address/Directions)

Worried about finding us the first time? Call or text us at 617-IFF-PIKA (617-433-7452) and we'll help you out!

pika is a MIT independent living group. We are a co-ed co-op house with a fire pole, a four-story deck system, eight chickens, two cats, and more.

pikans form a community based on the emergent properties of rough consensus decision making and the responsibility that comes from depending on each other to make our student-run property and mealplan awesome.

There are no rules, unless you count the three rules of pika.

Learn to cook delicious food, or how to build a roof deck. Build "installation art" in our workshop, or learn to fix bikes with your friends. Figure out yet another thing to do with our geodesic dome, or just relax with a book. Obtain stories and memories to last a lifetime.

If you are an MIT student who would like to learn more about our small community of caring people, in which each person can have a large impact on the culture, come over for scheduled events or dinner.

We have a continuous rush; this means in the most extreme case you could get to know us, get a bid, pledge, and move in within one term. You can move in in the middle of a term. pika also welcomes new mealplanners and community members continuously. Come over and see if pika is for you.

pika provides housing for both undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on undergrads; usually there are 2-4 grads (including our RA) in a house of 25-30 people.

pika has a wide diversity of undergraduates; interests shared by significant subsets of pikans include but are not limited to: outdoorsy stuff / MITOC; electronics, robotics and woodworking / MITERS; music / MITSO (we have a piano!); and hacking - only the SIPB variety, of course ;‑>

Come by for dinner (yay free food!) any day of the week at 6:30pm. Our Fancy Friday Feasts are especially wonderful.

Join pika's mealplan! Your don't have to live at pika to be on meal plan. If you are an MIT undergrad, your first quarter is free.

Take a look at pika's event calendar. Mark down some dates. Come to events!

We have a schedule of kick-ass events during the usual Rush and CPW weeks.

Social network with us - fun photos et cetera - Befriend Joe Pika and Join pika's facebook group.


Email pika-questions@mit.edu or try calling us at 617-492-6983.

Want to know about events at pika?

Pika User Manual | Culture | Our history | House | How we work | Kitchen

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