Munras Student Housing is a convenient, easy residential option for students studying at the Middlebury Institute. Get to know the basics about the Munras Student Housing option.

All-Inclusive Housing Fee

Your housing fee covers the cost of your room and furnishings, which include a bed frame, mattress, under-bed storage, wardrobe, desk, and chair. The housing fee also covers all utilities, including water, electricity, heating, and air conditioning. Use of clothes washers and dryers is also free for all residents.

Kitchens and Cooking

Munras is equipped with a communal kitchen on each floor. Each kitchen has two refrigerator/freezers and a microwave, stove, oven, and sink. You will have access to a set of communal pots and pans; you may choose to bring additional items to cook with. You can use the kitchens 24 hours a day. Space in the communal refrigerator/freezers is limited, so if you plan on buying bulk items or keeping a lot of perishable food on hand, we recommend either purchasing or renting a mini-fridge for your room. There is a limit of one mini-fridge per room.

Recycling and Composting

Recycling and garbage bins are located in every residential room as well as in each of our trash rooms. There are also two large garbage and recycling bins in the kitchen areas. 


Compost bins are located in the kitchens. As a rule, any solid organic debris can be composted. This includes things like fruit peels, vegetable scraps, egg shells, sawdust, fallen leaves, and paper. Do not compost liquids, metal, glass, plastic, or items that contain chemicals or pesticides.

Dining Options

Munras does not have a student cafeteria on-site; however, there is a cafeteria on the main campus one half-mile (800 meters) away. There are many restaurants in easy walking distance between Munras and the main campus, as well as a Trader Joe’s for grocery shopping and prepared food. 

Restrooms and Shower Facilities 

Munras has 16 communal restrooms and 16 communal shower rooms. Each is its own individual room with a secure door that locks. These rooms are typically well kept and cleaned regularly by our custodial team. There are restrooms and shower rooms designated for men, women, and all genders. Hand soap and paper towels are provided in handwashing areas.

Study Areas

Outside of your room, Munras has individual and communal study rooms on each floor. These are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also study at the tables in the lounges. There is a small instructional area on each floor with whiteboards and a TV (for HDMI setup). Additionally, if you want to study outdoors, Munras has plenty of patio furniture.

Munras Housing Neighborhood

Take a bird’s-eye look at the neighborhood surrounding Munras housing, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ student residence. Located on 787 Munras Avenue in Monterey, the dorm provides convenient housing just a few minutes’ walk away from class and the beach. #MiddleburyInstitute #MIIS #Studentlife

Recommended Items

While much is included in student housing, you’ll need to bring the following personal items or purchase them when you arrive in Monterey:

  • Bed linens (twin sized), blankets, and pillows
  • Bath towels
  • Shower shoes
  • Silverware and dishes
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Flashlight
  • Sponges
  • Personal toiletries
  • School supplies
  • Desk lamp
  • Blackout curtains if you’re sensitive to outside light when you sleep
  • Tension rod (if you need blackout curtains)
  • Swiffer WetJet pads if you plan on using the communal Swiffer

Communal Use Items

As a resident of Munras, you have free access to our communal items. Please be sure to return items when you’re done so others can use them. 

Residents can use the following: 

  • Mop and bucket (located in storage rooms)
  • Vacuums  (located in storage rooms)
  • Swiffer WetJets (located in storage rooms)
  • One set of pots, pans, and cooking utensils (under the sink in the first-floor kitchen; in the labeled cupboard in the second-floor kitchen)
  • Oven mitts
  • Brooms and dustpans (located in storage rooms)
  • Toilet plungers (located in storage rooms)
  • Earplugs (request from your RA)
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap

How to Receive Mail

Please use the following format when addressing your mail: 

First Name, Last Name

460 Pierce Street

Room Number, ID Number

Monterey, CA 93940

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