Spring and Fall Housing Allocations

Are you a graduate student looking for on-campus housing? Find out more about the spring and fall housing allocations below.


  Spring Allocation Fall Allocation
Takes place November May
Application opens October approximately mid-March through early May
Housing for spring academic semester fall academic semester
Eligibility new or returning students; current residents looking to transfer from single to family housing; current residents looking to transfer from family to single housing new or returning students; current residents looking to transfer from single to family housing; current residents looking to transfer from family to single housing
Length of Housing Assignment spring semester until August* depends on your status and building assignment**

Penalty for decline of assignment

or do not sign license agreement

 cancellation fee = $250 cancellation fee = $250

* Single students assigned to the Warehouse will receive a non-renewable assignment lasting until July 31 (beginning with the 2019-2020 license agreement). All other new students will have an option to renew their license agreement for another year.

** Students with "continuing status" assigned to family or single housing will receive an assignment through July 31 (beginning with the 2019-2020 license agreement) with an option to renew until they graduate or cease to be registered at MIT.

Regularly enrolled students with "1-year renewable" status assigned to family housing in Westgate will receive an assignment through July 31 (beginning with the 2019-2020 license agreement), with an option to renew until the following year on July 31.

   Regularly enrolled students with "non-renewable" status assigned to single graduate housing will receive a non-renewable assignment through July 31 (beginning with the 2019-2020 license agreement).

  • Current on-campus MIT students with continuing status are not eligible to enter the allocations unless looking to transfer from single to family housing or from family to single housing
  • Current on-campus students in single housing looking to change residence halls should enter the Building-to-Building Transfer process in November
  • Visitors (post docs, visiting students, scientists, researchers, etc.) are not eligible for the allocation but can enter the waiting list when it opens
  • All students who receive an assignment in any allocation and sign a license agreement, are subject to all fees/policies associated with the termination of graduate housing. See Change or Cancel Your Assignment for more information
  • Students can view the allocation results/assignment online. Students will also receive an email at their MIT email address