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How to apply

How to apply for graduate housing

The Fall Housing Allocation is open March 26 - May 4, 2014.

If you are a NEW admitted student to MIT you may not be able to apply to the allocation until after April 8, 2014 even if your have MIT certificates.  This will not affect your chances of receiving an on-campus assignment through the allocation.

When to apply

  • You may apply anytime between the open and close dates for the allocation.  You have the same chance to receive an assignment through the allocation if you apply on the allocation open day as on the allocation close day.
  • If you are a NEW admitted student to MIT you may not be able to apply to the allocation until April 8, 2014. This will not affect your chances of receiving an on-campus assignment through the allocation.
  • You will not be able to apply before you are accepted as a student at MIT and accepted the offer from your department.
  • Applications for Fall housing are available via the Fall Allocation in late March/early April. You will need MIT Web Certificates on your computer. If you do not have MIT Web Certificates on your computer please contact your department and download the certificates. To Apply Please Click Here.
  • Applications for spring housing are available via the November Allocation in late October/early November.
  • Check the Dates & Deadlines page to stay on top of the process.
  • 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.
  • Ninth-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

Step #1 Know your options

  • Before you fill out your housing allocation application, determine whether you qualify as a new student, single student, continuing student, or a student living with a spouse and/or family. If you are not eligible for the housing you apply for, you may lose your opportunity to live in graduate housing this year. 
  • Read through the profiles of the graduate residences to find out where you’d most like to live. Request tours of individual residences by emailing the house managers. If a manager is available, he or she may be able to show you around the building, although not necessarily a specific room.
  • When you fill out your preferences on the Assignments Preference Page, you are indicating a desire to live in a particular building—and a commitment to live there, if assigned.
  • If your application is successful, you will get just one building assignment. 
  • If you refuse that assignment, you must pay a $250 penalty, so it pays to do your research.

Step #2 Apply

  • Fill out your Allocation application online.Opens in new window
  • When you complete your application, you will see a response verifying that we have received your application. Make sure to print this screen which states your preferences. If you want to change your preferences, you may do so by updating your original application anytime before May 4, 2014 at 11:59pm.  If you want to withdraw from the allocation, you may do so on the application page anytime before May 4, 2014 at 11:59pm.
  • You may apply anytime between the open and close dates for the allocation.  You have the same chance to receive an assignment through the allocation if you apply on the allocation open day as on the allocation close day.
  • Can’t access the online form? Contact us for assistance.

Step #3 Watch the web

  • One to two weeks after the application deadline, you will learn whether you have received a housing assignment.
  • Your assignment  results will be emailed to you after December 6, 2013 if we have a valid and accurate MIT email address on record.
  • Email is never 100% reliable, so check the website regularly when housing assignments are about to be announced.
  • Check the Dates & Deadlines page often so you don’t miss any critical milestones.
  • If you will not have access to your email or the Internet during this time, contact the Housing Office in advance to make other arrangements.

Step #4 Confirm & sign your license agreement

  • Your graduate housing assignment will include a link to a Web page where you will confirm the assignment and sign an online license agreement before the date specified.
  • The license agreement will show your name, the room type and residence that you have been assigned to, and the end-date of your assignment.
  • Failure to confirm and sign your license agreement by the specified date will result in a $250 cancellation fee—and your allocation will be given to another student.
  • Save and print the auto-response email that you receive when you confirm your assignment.
  • Print a copy of the license agreement for your records.
  • Save and print the auto-response message from the Housing Office that confirms that you completed the license agreement.
  • You can access your license agreement online when the housing allocation process is complete.

Step #5 Move in

 

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  • Novebmer/Spring Allocation - CLOSED - will open again on Novebmer 1, 2014.

 

 

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