Residential Life

Housing & Residential
Services

Unique on- and off-campus
communities enhance the living and learning environment

At the core of the MIT residential experience is a powerful sense of community.


Housing and Residential Services advances the Division of Student Life’s mission, “we are here for students”, by “enhancing the living and learning environment at MIT.”  As stewards of the spaces where student live, eat, study, socialize, recreate, and build community, HRS staff help ensure that each house is welcoming and supportive of MIT’s distinctive residential experience.

Every undergraduate and graduate house offers its own rich social network, a distinct environment and lifestyle. In partnership with Residential Education, HRS staff work collaboratively with students and their house teams and house governments, to ensure that they have the infrastructure and resources they need to build strong communities. 

HRS provides housing operations for all MIT graduate and undergraduate residential facilities, including housing assignments, repair and maintenance, communications, summer conference housing, and residential security.