Change or Cancel Your Assignment

We understand that your housing plans may change. You'll find more information below about cancelling or changing your assignment.


Application and Self-selection Process

  • Before the self-selection process begins, you can remove your application at any time without penalty.
  • If you get to the self-selection process and do not find an apartment you like, you can remove yourself from the process at any time.

If you selected a unit during the self-selection process and then decide to cancel, you will be charged a $250 cancellation fee whether or not you confirmed your license agreement.

If you have already confirmed your license agreement and would like to cancel your assignment, you must notify Housing & Residential Services of the cancellation in writing at least 30 days before your scheduled move-in date. You will pay a $250 fee if:

  • you cancel your accepted assignment 30 days prior to your scheduled move-in date
  • you cancel with less than 30-days' notice (you will also be responsible for rent on the apartment you selected in addition to the $250 cancellation fee)

If You Decide Not to Attend MIT

You must notify Housing & Residential Services in writing if you decide not to attend MIT. Your academic department will not do this for you.

Changing Buildings