Alterations & Additions


Before any alterations are made to a living space, the resident must meet with the House Manager or Area Director to discuss changes and alterations. Each house government develops its own guidelines for materials that may be displayed within the residence. In general, residents are not permitted to:

  • alter or add to any part of the building structure or mechanical and electrical systems
  • place, affix, hang, or extend any materials on any exterior surface of an MIT residence, including rooftops.

Exception: During undergraduate orientation (the period between August 15 and undergraduate registration day), communities are permitted to safely affix banners to their residence hall with the approval and assistance of the Area Director. All banners must be safely removed on or before undergraduate registration day.