First Year Residence Exchange (FYRE)

Learn more about one of MIT's most unique processes


Did you arrive for Orientation and Residence Exploration (REX) and discover a new community you would like to live in? The FYRE process offers first-year students a chance to change residence halls before classes start.

How does it work?

  • The FYRE application opens at 12:00 pm on the Sunday first-year students move in and Orientation/REX begins.
  • Students who wish to participate will visit http://myhousing.mit.edu and complete the application with their new housing preferences.
  • The application closes at 2:00 am on the Wednesday after Orientation/REX begins and students will receive their results in the afternoon so they can participate in the internal room selection process in their permanent residence hall that evening.

How do you move?

Students who receive a switch in FYRE will move to their final building during inter-hall move day on the Thursday after Orientation/REX begins. Don't worry, moving assistance is provided!

Still Want to Move?

If you didn't receive a switch in FYRE and you would still like to move, we encourage you to join the waiting list. Offers are made throughout the semester as space becomes available. Learn more.