A guest is someone (MIT or non-MIT affiliated) who does not live in the residence hall they are visiting. Residents are permitted to have guests in their residence, including the common areas of the residence hall, under the following conditions:
- Guests are required to present a valid MIT, school or government-issued photo ID at the front desk of any MIT residence hall.
- Residents are prohibited from giving guests their room/apartment keys or MIT ID card at any time.
- Residents and guests in undergraduate residence halls are required to follow the guest policies and procedures for the specific residence hall they wish to visit. Individual guest policies and procedures for each undergraduate community can be found on in the Policies and Procedures section of this website, listed by house name.
- Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times.
- Residents may not have overnight guests for more than three nights in a seven-day period. Some residence halls may have an overnight guest policy that may be more restrictive. It is the resident's obligation to check with the House Team (Heads of House, House Operations Manager or Area Director) to determine if specific policies exist, and to abide by all applicable policies.
- Residents must obtain, in advance, the permission of all students of the room/suite in which the overnight guest is visiting or staying. Consideration should be given to the rights and reasonable expectations of a roommate(s) at all times.
- Sleeping overnight in the public common areas of a residence hall (e.g., lounges) is prohibited.