Welcome to Avery
A Very Fine House
Avery House is one of the eight undergraduate houses at Caltech. Founded in 1991, Avery served as graduate student and faculty housing until 2004, when the Faculty Advisory Board decided to allow underclassmen to rotate into Avery.
Currently, we have grown to become the largest house on campus, boasting over 250 total members. We extend open arms to those that wish to join our growing Avery family.
Creativity, Integrity, Tenacity
Because of our large size, it's difficult to describe Avery with a single phrase. Instead, Avery fully embraces the diversity of its constituents.
Through social events such as Open Mic Night and Faculty Dessert Night, we showcase our unique talents to the rest of campus.
We regularly host house gatherings such as our annual beach and ski trips, encouraging friendship and cohesion between house members.
We take pride in our acceptance and diversity, and hope that Avery will serve as a comfortable home for our members for many years to come.
Welcome to Bechtel
The Bechtel Residence is Caltech's newest residence hall! Here is an overview of the different housing options in Bechtel. In addition to the brief descriptions below, all bedrooms have a data port, WiFi access and individual climate control. The average size of the suite bedrooms is just under 100 sq. ft. Bechtel has common area lounges, kitchens, laundry rooms and study rooms on each floor for the use of all residents. The building has staircases and elevators on either side. Bechtel also includes 6 Resident Associate apartments, 2 Faculty-In-Residence apartments and 1 Residential Life Coordinator apartment and office. Finally, the first level of Bechtel features beautiful outdoor courtyards and a very spacious multi-functional Dining Hall!
Welcome to Blacker
Blacker Hovse is one of the eight undergraduate houses at Caltech. It is one of the four original South Houses that opened in September 1931, built with donations from Mr. Robert R. Blacker and designed by architect Gordon B. Kaufmann. Members of Blacker Hovse are known as moles.
Welcome to Dabney
Dabney Hovse is one of the eight fine Houses at the California Institute of Technology. Members of Dabney Hovse are referred to as Darbs, a combination of the name of the Hovse with a 1920's slang term darb, meaning something or someone very handsome, valuable, attractive, or otherwise excellent.
Welcome to Fleming
Fleming House is one of the eight undergraduate houses at Caltech. Members of Fleming House are called Flems, and our house color is red. Fleming's motto is "Let the Deed Shaw" and the house battle cry is "Go Big Red!". We are also the proud owners of the Fleming Cannon, which stands on Caltech's olive walk and is fired seven times a year to signify important campus events. Click here to view the 2018 Fleming House Rotation Video!
Welcome to Lloyd
Welcome to Page
Welcome to Ricketts
Welcome to Ruddock
Ruddock House was founded in 1960 in honor of Albert Billings Ruddock, a former Chairman of the Caltech Board of Trustees. It is one of the eight undergraduate Houses at the California Institute of Technology.
We have about 160 Full and Social members, with about 90 "Rudds" residing within the House. The House has six hallways called "Alleys" that participate in social events and challenge each other in a year-long competition. Over the years, Ruddock has built up many traditions like the Grand Amalgamated Alley Challenge (GAAC) in the fall, Our Private Interhouse (OPI) in the winter, and Frosh Party in the spring.
Walking through the hallways of Ruddock is a reminder of the enthusiasm and creativity of its members with murals including reproductions of M.C. Escher works, a monopoly board, the Simpsons, and a giant two-story mural of an astronaut called "The Spaceman" painted by Phil Cormier ('79).
Come join us for one of our nightly family style meals led by our student waiters! You might even throw some bread!