Enter the Fall Allocation

*If you are newly admitted to MIT, you may not be able to apply to the housing allocation until after April 15, 2016, even if you have MIT certificates. This will NOT affect your chances of receiveng an on-campus assignment through the allocation.

If you are not able to access the application after April 15, please contact your department.


  • The fall allocation process is open to those students seeking housing for the fall 2016 academic semester.
  • Current on-campus MIT residents are not eligible for this process unless you need to transfer between single and family housing or you have terminated your current housing prior to applying to the allocation. Students currently with non-renewable status who will be fully registered in the fall must enter the allocation to get on-campus housing in the fall.

  • Current single students looking to change residence halls should enter the Building-to-Building Transfer Allocation in November.


  • The fall allocation application process will be open from March 23 to May 1, 2016.
  • 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 first day or the last day.
  • If you missed the opportunity to apply, you may join the Waiting List which opens on July 1.

Deadline to Apply

  • The deadline to apply to the allocation is 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Length of Assignments Made by This Process

  • The length of your assignment is dependent on your status and the building to which you are assigned.

  • Regularly enrolled graduate students assigned to family or single graduate housing will receive an assignment through August 15, 2017, with the option to renew until they graduate or cease to be registered at MIT.

  • Regulary enrolled graduate students with "new" status assigned to family housing will recieve an assignment through August 15, 2017, with the option to renew until August 15, 2018.

  • Regularly enrolled graduate students with "new" status assigned to single graduate housing will receive a non-renewable assignment through August 15, 2017.

  • Students who are assigned housing, sign a license agreement, and receive check-in information are subject to all fees/policies associated with termination of graduate housing

  • Visitors are not eligible for the fall allocation (examples:post docs, visiting students, scientists etc.)

Information for Visitors

  • Visitors looking for on-campus housing should apply to the Waiting List which will open on July 1. Visitors will be allocated rooms through the waiting list only after all regularly enrolled MIT students have been accommodated. License agreements for visitors are valid through August 15, 2017.

  • Please note that it is not always easy for visitors to find on-campus housing for late August and early September. If you need housing past August 15, 2017, you should consider off-campus housing rather than applying for on-campus housing.


  • Graduate students will be able to view their assignment from this web site for the week following May 6, 2016.
  • Graduate students will also be emailed their assignment if we have a valid and accurate email address on record.


  • Students who decline this assignment or do not accept it by May 13, 2016 will be charged a cancellation fee of $250.