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, except as noted below.

  • Smoking is permitted in private residences (e.g., Head of House apartments) and student rooms of certain residence halls if all of the students are smokers and request in writing that smoking be permitted in their rooms. Please note: Only students living in East Campus are able to smoke in their individual rooms.
  • In rooms where each resident has agreed that smoking will be permitted, a smoking agreement form must be filled out by each individual in that room.

Anyone who violates this policy will be subject to discplinary actions under the procedures applicable to him or her as a student at MIT.