How to apply

When to apply 

  • Applications for fall housing are available via the fall allocation in late March/early April.
  • Applications for spring housing are available via the spring allocation in late October/early November. 
  • You will need MIT Web Certificates on your computer to apply. If you do not have MIT Web Certificates on your computer please contact your department and download the certificates.
  • You may apply anytime between the open and close dates for the allocation. Your chances of receiving an assignment through the allocation are the same regardless of when you apply.
  • You will not be able to apply before you are accepted as a student at MIT and have accepted the offer from your department.
  • Check the dates and deadlines.
  • Too late? Get on the waiting list.
  • Summer and IAP housing is available through sublicenses or off-campus housing.

Who can apply

  • Fully registered graduate students
  • Fully registered graduate students with eligible spouses, partners, and/or families
  • Undergraduate students with eligible spouses, partners, and/or families
  • 9th-term undergraduates, visitors, and postdocs may apply to the waiting list, and they will be assigned housing on a space-available basis.

Find out who is eligible to live where

How to apply

Read step-by-step instructions to walk you through the application process.