Bike Racks Facilities
Bike racks are available in the basements and outside of every one of Cabot’s buildings. Cabot is blessed with the largest number of bike racks among all Houses (78 indoor, 280 total), compared with an average at other Houses of 18 indoor and 100 total. Most of the indoor racks are convenient to use, making it easy for you to save yourself headache and money by keeping your bike inside.
Cabot Café Facilities
Cabot Café is the only student-run coffee shop at Harvard University! It offers espresso drinks, tea, coffee, pies, pastries, and more, and it serves as a venue for student performers and other on-campus events. It's open every Sunday through Thursday, from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM, and it is located in the basement of E entryway. Visit www.cabotcafe.com for more info.
Computer Room Facilities
Computer Room – Barnard Hall, Basement
The computer room is open 24-hours with card access. It is home to 2 Macs and 4 PCs, a laser printer, and a flatbed scanner. Please click here with any questions or concerns about the computer room.
Dance Studio Facilities
Dance Studio – Bertram Hall, Basement (K-03)
This beautiful dance room has full-length mirrors, fine sprung wood floor, and a full complement of dance bars. The House Office Maintains it as the site for aerobics, jazz dance rehearsals, and martial arts studies. To reserve the room, use the room reservation tool in Quick Links
Dining Hall Facilities
The heart of the Cabot House community, the dining hall. The fantastic staff at Harvard Dining Services do an incredible job of helping us feel at home. The servery was renovated in the summer of 2002.
Gym — JCR, Basement
This recently expanded, fully stocked gym contains free weights, benches, racks, StairMasters, a stationary recumbent bike, rowing machines, and an elliptical trainer. The Cabot gym can now be accessed with an ID swipe. Issues about the weight room should be directed to the Weight Room Czar.
House Library Facilities
House Library – Eliot Hall, 1st floor
The House Library, also known as the McCarthy Reading Room, is a perfect place to study. Open 24 hours a day, it contains a small but useful collection of reference materials, as well as subscriptions to several magazines. The library was beautifully renovated in the Spring of 2011.
JCR TV Room
JCR TV Room Facilities
JCR TV Room – F-entry, 1st floor
Updated in the fall of 2005 with a high-quality projector TV with cable, a stereo system, DVD and VCR players, and air conditioning, the JCR TV room is top-notch facility. Attached to the JCR TV room is the Cabot Grille, refurbished and up to code as of the fall of 2005.
Junior Common Room (JCR)
Junior Common Room (JCR) Facilities
Junior Common Room (JCR) – F-entry, 1st floor
The JCR is home to many house events and exhibitions such as the Spring musical, Coffeehouse, and the Dutch Auction. Boasting an elevated stage, pool table, ping-pong table, foosball table, and several couches, it is also a great place to just hang out.
There are four kitchens in the house for student use: A01, F003, I05A, and K04. Keys are available from the Building Manager’s office in exchange for your keycard. Students are required to clean the kitchens after use.
Lansing Room Facilities
Lansing Room – Bertram Hall, 1st Floor
Located in the first floor of Bertram, the Lansing Room is commonly used as a seminar or reading room. With a few chalkboards and also some window seating, it is a good location for either.
Laundry Rooms Facilities
The House has four laundry rooms located in Eliot, Bertram, Briggs, and Whitman Halls. Washing costs $1; Drying costs $1. All the laundry rooms take Crimson Cash. You can also check whether specific washers and dryers are being used, in real time, by visiting www.laundryview.com.
Living Rooms Facilities
Living Rooms are located in each of the six halls. TVs are located in Barnard, Bertram, Briggs, and Whitman. These living rooms, The JCR, and the Private Dining Room must be reserved through the House Office for official events. They are open 24-hours to House members for informal use, unless they have been reserved for an event. Note that the House’s quiet hours are 10pm to 10am.
Mail Room Facilities
Mail Room – Briggs Hall, Basement
Envelope-size mail goes to your mail box here, packages to the building manager’s office. For sending mail, there is a University Mail bin outside Amanda Pepper’s office, a US Mail bin outside the building manager’s office, and UPS packages can be left in building manager’s office for pickup.
Music Practice Rooms
Music Practice Rooms Facilities
Music Practice Rooms
Pianos are available in five of the six living rooms (all except Eliot Hall) for student practice and performance. The House limits playing between 10am and 10pm. Rooms C01 and N05 in the tunnel system are available for student use by getting a key from the Building Manager.
Video Library Facilities
Video Library – A-entry, 2nd Floor
Amanda Pepper’s office is also home to the House Video Library, which has both new releases and a wide variety of comedies, documentaries, dramas, and other genres. A $10 deposit is required (per person), which you will get back.