Facilities

Facilities

Basement Lounges
Westgate has two lounges located in its basement. The larger of the two features a flat panel TV, Nintento Wii, kitchen, piano, borrowable reusable grocery bags, board games, and the Westgate Library. The smaller contains a digital piano and a Bowflex. Residents may reserve time in the main lounge using the Lounge Reservation Form. If you are interested in using the lounge, you can check the Lounge Reservation Calendar to check its availability. You should also read the Lounge Reservation Rules.
BBQ Pits
Westgate has three coal BBQ pits and several picnic tables next to its playground. We ask that residents review the playground guidelines and MIT's alchohol policy should they wish to use the BBQ pits and picnic tables. To reserve the BBQ pits, please use the BBQ Pit Reservation Form. If you are interested in using the BBQ pits, you can check the BBQ Pit Reservation Calendar to check their availability. You should also read the BBQ Reservation Rules.
Exercise Room
The exercise room is located in the Southeast corner of the first floor. It contains a treadmill and an elpitical trainer.
Laundry Room
The Westgate Laundry Room is located in the basement with 13 washers and 12 driers. You can check the status of the washers and driers through LaundryView.
Library
The Westgate Library is located in the main basement lounge. It is comprised of resident donations and allows residents to borrow books without charge. A sampling of the catalog is available at LibraryThing.
Playground
The Westgate Playground is located next to the Westgate High-Rise and contains toys and play areas for children of all ages. We ask that all parents briefly review the playground rules.
Playroom
The Westgate Playroom is located on the East side of the first floor. It is maintained and organized by the Westgate PRCs. To obain access to the playroom, please fill out the playroom application. Members pay a $10 annual fee to cover maintenance, cleaning and toy purchases. We ask that parents periodically review the playroom guidelines.
Tang Hall
Tang Hall is another graduate dormitory located directly adjacent to Westgate. Westgate residents may utilize many of the facilities offered to Tang residents including the Tang Movie Library and Tang Front Desk.
Wii
Westgate has one Wii connected to the flat panel TV in the high-rise basement lounge. Games and controllers can be checked out for free from Tang Front Desk for 24 hours (MIT ID required). Westgate currently owns 4 controllers, 4 nunchuk attachments, 4 Wii Motion Plus attachments, and the following games: Wii Sports, Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, Rayman's Raving Rabbids 2, Mario Party 8, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Wii Sports Resort. Email westgate-crc [at] mit [dot] edu with questions/comments.