Moving in

Incoming First
Year Students

Welcome Class of 2021!

We're excited to see you on campus this fall! There's a lot to do before you arrive on campus:

Learn About

Housing Selection Process
First-Year Residency Requirement
First-Year Residence Exchange (FYRE)
What to Bring

Figure Out Where You Want to Live

Before you fill out your housing application, learn more about each community by visiting the Guide to Residences and i3 Videos. This content is created by current students for new students like you. New content is posted every year in early May.

Please note: We are unable to provide private tours of the undergraduate residence halls. All buildings are fully occupied or closed for renovation during the summer. If you are planning a visit to the MIT campus, we encourage you to join a campus tour which usually showcases a room in Baker House.

Already know where you'd like to live?

Housing applications for first-year students open in late May.

Don't worry if you need some time to decide! Our application is not first-come, first-served, and there is no priority given to applicants who apply early!

2017 Dates and Deadlines

May 28 - June 20 - Housing applications open
August 1 - Housing lottery results released
August 8 - Students confirm housing
August 27 - All students move in by 12:00 pm
August 27 - 30 - First Year Residence Exchange (FYRE) applications open
August 30 - FYRE results released by 6:00 pm
August 31 - Inter-hall move day

Questions? Ask us!

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Email us at or call (617) 253-2811.