The housing process at MIT is designed to give students the most flexibility while taking into consideration logistics, availability, and a commitment to honor the greatest number of requests for on-campus housing.

How to Request a Specific Roommate/Suitemates/Apartment-mate

  • Request roommates by grouping together through the self-selection process
  • If there is a vacancy in your apartment, you may request a roommate(s) through the building-to-building transfer process in November

Gender Inclusive Housing

  • Gender inclusive housing is a policy that provides MIT students with the option to live in bedrooms, apartments, or suites with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
  • Your participation will be dependent upon the apartment/room you self-select.

Housing & Residential Services offers students the opportunity to enter the self-selection process together in groups of 2, 3, or 4 people.

  • All roommates interested in finding an apartment together should complete the application for group self-selection individually and request and accept each other before the application period closes in order to form a roommate group. Only roommates who are 'confirmed' may self-select together.
  • Any applicant may select for the group, but we suggest you designate the applicant with the earliest selection time to select the apartment for your group.
  • After the designated applicant selects their room first, the system will auto-assign the remaining group members to the rest of the rooms in the unit.