The Tree House Residence Hall at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was conceived with the collaborative input of students, faculty and the neighboring community, as a refreshing, artful and sustainable building along the Avenue of the Arts. It houses primarily first year and sophomore students in a suite-style layout in single, double and triple bedrooms with suite-shared bathrooms. The College is committed to building a creative and social on-campus learning environment within this residence hall. Public areas include workrooms, a first floor Café/lounge, and a lobby with 24 hour security. On the second floor is the Student Health Center, which is operated by Harvard Vanguard of Massachusetts and will be shared by MassArt, WIT and MCPHS. The third floor is called the "Pajama Floor" and hosts many community building activities. This floor also includes a game room / TV Lounge, group study room, laundry room, a fitness room, a vending area and a community kitchen. Other amenities include, central air conditioning, wireless internet access, telephone/voice mail and basic cable service. Students residing in the Tree House are required to have the Regular meal plan.
The Tree House is staffed with a live-in Residence Hall Director, a Graduate Assistant and trained student Resident Assistants who provide support for the residence hall community while managing a successful program of activities and events. The live-in staff will also report building or maintenance issues and respond to emergency situations.