A City of Cambridge ordinance establishes the following requirements for MIT residence halls:
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of MIT residence halls, including student rooms, hallways and lounges. This prohibition includes the use of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine products or delivery devices.
Individuals who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary actions under the procedures applicable to them as students at MIT.
In 2016-17, the Committee on Student Life considered the smoking policy in residence halls and issued its report recommending that DSL work with the appropriate House leadership to develop a timeline for moving toward a smoke-free policy in the residence halls. Through conversations with student leaders and house teams, it has been agreed that effective fall of 2019, all residence halls will be smoke free.