Gender inclusive housing is a policy that provides MIT students with the option to live in residences with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity.


Gender inclusive housing is available in the majority of undergraduate and graduate residence halls, except in areas (including houses, entries, and/or floors) designated as single-sex.

  • This is a voluntary housing option. No student will be assigned to gender inclusive housing unless they request it.
  • MIT discourages students of any sexual orientation who are in a relationship from living together in a residential room.

Students who are interested in living in gender inclusive housing should indicate this on their housing or waitlist application.

Any student who has questions or concerns about their housing options should contact Residential Life & Dining directly.