The Housing Assignment Process

Top 10 things to know about undergraduate housing at MIT

  1. More than 70% of all undergraduates live in one of MIT’s 11 residence halls.
  2. MIT undergraduates are eligible for four years of housing.
  3. Freshmen are required to live on campus, unless they are granted an exception.
  4. Unlike most schools, MIT doesn’t make you move to a different residence from year to year if you like where you live.
  5. If your housing assignment doesn’t suit you, you can request a change to a different room or residence hall. 
  6. After your first year, you may choose to move into an MIT-recognized fraternity, sorority, or independent living group (known collectively as FSILGs) or into off-campus housing.
  7. One student may not occupy a double room, two a triple, and so forth.
  8. Students living under temporary overflow conditions are given reduced rent and priority status when vacancies open up.
  9. Once MIT residence halls open for the academic year, they stay open. They do not close for holidays, IAP, or spring break, and there are no additional costs to stay at MIT during these breaks. However, residence halls do close for the summer.
  10. If you are married or have children and your partner or family will be living with you while you’re at MIT, visit the Family Housing pages of this site.

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